New Year's Eve 2002/3
The Que Club
With the building work being delayed to the Que club, once again
its time to return to the Que club to celebrate New Years Eve
Got to the Que club later than usual to be greeted with relatively
small Que. Quick search and I was in.
Headed straight to the main arena to be greeted to the sounds
of DJ's Glenn Aston and Nexus. Both playing a 89-91 set, The
main arena was decorated head to toe, large inflatable's held
from the ceiling along with a net of balloons which is guessed
were to be released come 12, there was a video screen which
had the DJ line-up and DJ's set on screen to keep in check
as the line-up times disappeared quickly around the venue.
The main arena wasn't so busy when I entered, it seemed all
the ravers headed straight to the jungle room hosted by broken
This room was decorated quite well with the broken mindz logos
inflated at the back of the room, which looked kind of neat.
DJ Vytol was on playing the techy stuff found on virus. This
room was rammed consistently throughout the evening. Headed
back to the main arena and to see man parris on the mic hearing
tunes such as LFO, also nexus's remix of the classic edge
1 which went down quite well with the crowd.
Mistress mo was up next in here, playing 91-92 including
xenophobia rush in the house, I didn't stay in the main arena
for much of Mo's set as Vytol was accompanied with the man
they call IC3. IC3 was tearing up the drum and bass room he
really knows how to rock the party really well, he even decided
to get off the stage and boogie down with the ravers and mc,
Back to the main arena and non other than the hardcore godfather
was up DJ Slipmatt this was probably one of the best sets
played tonight. Playing a 94-95 set including tunes such as
champion sound, hear me, complete darkness also Slipmatt's
remix of DJ seductions on my own. This set was amazing the
crowd were really up for it as it was the last set of 2002.
Man Parris was on form during this set, which was quite surprising.
It's that time the countdown, was held by Lenni and Altern-8
played frequency to greet 2003. This was a DJ set with break-dancers
who were amazing to watch. Playing a couple of Altern-8 classics
also the famous living in darkness, final conflict. Well like
I guessed come 12 the balloons fell down, the countdown was
greeted on the massive video screen.
In the drum and bass room formations very own DJSS was on
playing the new remix of midnight, shake your body, the nine
to name a few plus a tune that has a dark rolling bass line
which he always plays yet I don't know!! MC'in was MC Fila.
Back in the main arena and Nicky Blackmarket was up playing
94-95 mixture of drumnbass and hardcore including renegade
snares, spiritual aura, champion sound suburban base follow
me up and down town and the slammin vinyl version of ganja
Nicky only seemed to have played a short set as I think he
was running late straight after him was Kenny Ken.
Welcome Kenny "mix and blend" Ken, it was a bit
odd as he started playing oldskool hardcore then stepped up
the gear with the jungle rinse out as we was entertained with
Lenni and Fearless. Kenny played an awesome set playing the
classic burial, his set reminded me of what he played back
in June 2000 more of ragga style as he dropped fire which
is a heavy tune!!!!
Pilgrim was up next but I headed to the unification room
to the sounds of DJ Vibes and he accompanied by MC Junior!!
Which was a big shock, as I've not seen him since helter skelter
millennium. Vibes didn't play upfront more of an oldskool
set which I have would thought that it would go down well
in the main arena.
In the drumnbass room DJ energy was on with Kool-fm's Biggie
but I was waiting for hype, come 4:30 it looks like that he
hasn't bothered turning up so back to the main arena to hear
Ratty and Lenni. Ratty played an ok set playing a drumnbass
classic from the V camp It's a jazz thing, which is a heavy
Well Ratpack were on next playing new tunes, Everson dedicated
the set to lip master mark's mum. Laying new remixes of Sweet
harmony with the vocals from promise land on top. Played alien
eye tune which is amazing then finished with a remix of lord
of the null lines, the famous searchin for my rizla was to
be played but security made sure that it didn't get played
and stopping the tune as it dropped.
I quickly headed into the drumnbass room and broken mindz
promoter was on playing turbulence he had MC Jaff MC'in for
him which he sounds quite good. Well it came that time to
Well the Que club looks like to be opened for a couple of
months as there are some good raves coming up including slammin
vinyl, Atomic jam both in February and of course flashback
All in all was good night nice vibes and friendly atmosphere
that you want from a new years rave. Anyway big shouts to
Mistress Mo and Jimmy for putting on a wicked end of year
party, Lenni, Fearless, Slipmatt, Lime, Man Parris, Glenn
Aston and Nexus, IC3, Vibes and Junior and of course the
raving people Ed, Xlr-8, Trevor Jamie Lorna, Reg, Astro,
Scotty, infamous D, Natalie and everyone else that I know
but forgotten your names.
See ya soon and Happy New year.