10th August 2002
Mid-summers night raving
Now then what a good night this was. Got
to Slammin for about 8ish and reached a huge queue which went
all the way back which I've not seen for quite a long time. Searching
didn't take too long even though I got searched by a women which
is illegal but who am I to complain???
Headed straight to the fast track which
had just opened and hour late, Andy farley was on playing hard
house which is really not my thing, but the production inside
here was amazing decorated from top to bottom, the stage was amazing
which a huge lighting rig with some video screens also there was
the set up for the lab4 pa which keyboards and things.
Went for the direction of the crazy bass
lines into the jungle room and dj fluid was on with mc Sugar.
They changed the stage around instead of the balcony looking over
the stage it was the other way round which was kind of cool as
I've seen the stage this way round since Skelter millennium. The
dj booth was closer to the crowd than normally so you could see
the dj's which nice to see.
Headed back to the fast track and Andy
farley was finishing and on the mic there were some lads from
the legendry town of Birkenhead mcin oh dear they got kicked off
soon enough Brisk was up next with mc Whizzkid, playing some proper
hard stuff nice to hear him first as it gets you going for the
rest of the night. I decided to check out the oldskool room and
Sy and Unknown were on playing hardcore playing out of space and
also tango and ratty's final conflict cheers for the rewind.
Headed downstairs and Ray Keith with presha
and Sugar on the mic Ray Keith was playing it dark side with my
favourite tune at the moment the rip groove remix and also he
played grimey which got the crowd brocking. Went back to the oldskool
room and bass- line smith was setting up next didn't catch much
of his set.
This is quite unusual for Slammin but next
in the hardcore room was the Sy and Storm set oh yes they've never
had these guy's on early really before which is unusual a bit
like Skelter as they always used to have the prime sets which
is nice to hear Sy and Storm were heavy playing some new tune
of the quosh label and a couple from the newly released bonkers
resurrection album. This set was absolute banging from start to
finish with no in betweens with it being at this time, no excuse
to give this set a rest.
Well it came 12 and I decided to have a
break. Well after having some refreshments went and headed to
the oldskool room and to see Force and Styles which I've not seen
for quite a long-time and they were without MC Junior but had
some mc by the name of APBwhich I've not heard before, they played
more 94 stuff rather than all the stuff from the uk dance label,
played jds higher love, 4am, 6 days and in effect.
Dj zinc was up next in here I went downstairs and Hype was on
with mc presha but mc fatz was getting ready with his headset
mic but Hype was to be honest playing a poor set I've heard better
is it true that he's getting lazy these days??? Or are dj's getting
better than him.
Back in the fast track was Hixxy playing some wicked raver baby
and jelly baby tunes including the remix of follow me which I
really love the vocal but do like the original still.
Well the raver baby pa was next with Styles,
Hixxy, Breeze and co on the keyboards with Marley, Whizzkidz and
Storm mcin and complete with dancers that looked very impressive
indeed!! This was something that I enjoyed and really topped my
night was a wicked pa, apparently the stuff from here will feature
on a new raver baby album soon which of course meant no shout
outs which some people didn't understand. With tunes like just
accept it, living in a dream also another vocal tune, which had
the singer on the mic think its call your shining.
Well back to the oldskool room and Druid
was on playing were Force and Styles left off earlier with Marley
and Odyssey on the mic. Brockie was on downstairs with Shabba
d and well what was he wearing oh my god!!!! Never mind we all
have bad days don't we? Back in the oldskool room and Druid was
finishing up with Blackmarket well I know what he's going to play
so I thought id give it a miss. Back in the hardcore room and
Scott brown was finishing but I remember he played cold as ice.
Up next was Breeze with Storm mcing this
set was one of my favourite sets from the night including the
remix of follow me, black magic, also home which is another top
tune!! I walked out half way through as I went to grab my stuff
and when I got back I was raving away and some girl had a fit
just centimetres away from me which was really shocking as it
did put a damper on the night, but later on Storm got on the mic
to let people know that she was aright and found out whilst I
was getting my stuff another person collapsed as well.
Well last set was given to compulsions
very own dj Demand was a good set to finish of the night I would
have loved to have heard someone like vibes and live lee to finish
this night, but Demand did a good job playing eye opener remix
and power of love as last tune with Storm on the mic reassuring
people about the people that collapse.
Well like I said was a good night really enjoyed myself with the
train messed up on the morning meaning I didn't get home till
12 oh well, i need to drive or get coach next time as this chaos
is here till xmas time!!!
Big shouts and respects to mc Storm and
Whizzkid also to Sy as well thanks for the rewind.
Well big up to Chedda, Olly, Wookie, Leanne, Andy and Brett, Rob,
also to the USH.Net crew and to each and everyone you know who
Written by Xtra-C
Flashbackin' & Rewindin'