1st November 2003
Bass II Dark
What a night, it's been along time since I've been to the sanctuary
in the winter and I forgot how cold it gets.
Well with all the delays still happening on the train each and
every weekend on the Birmingham-Euston line we didn't get to the
sanctuary till 11.
We arrived and just look like we caught the firework display,
which lasted for about 10mins. This was also the first time that
I've arrived and was greeted with next to no queue.
Got in and headed for the Sanctuary and was greeted by the True
playa DJ Zinc. The Sanctuary was kitted out quite good with very
large projection screens across the main stage playing some mad
visuals during the night. DJ Zinc was playing a rolling set he
was accompanied with Skibadee and Full cycles MC Dynamite. Zinc
played some quality tunes such as the basement jaxx jump and shout
remix which got the crowd bouncing also he played the remix of
ready or not.
Playing after Zinc was Brazils Marky alongside XRS and MC Stamina,
they were playing up on 4 decks. This was an entertaining set
especially from Marky as he was scratching and toying with the
mixer, he played which seemed like the tunes of the evening Nosher
and also the Power of Rah.
Half way through his set I wandered of to the Fastrack arena
and was greeted to the sounds of raver baby's DJ Breeze alongside
MC Storm. The Fastrack was kitted out nicely with some cool inflatables
and wobblers hanging off the ceiling.
Breeze and Storm was one of my favourite sets of the night as
Breeze was playing wicked tunes including the remix of Pretty
green eyes, also Heartbeatz which got the crowd rushing. Storm
was hyping up the crowd with his lyrics working the ravers into
an utter frenzy. After Breeze it was the turn of Scotland's number
one Scott brown.
At this point I left ad headed back to the Fastrack, and Fearless
was mcing for High Contrast, this set was a bit different as it
was high paced but rolling High Contrast played some rollers including
his very own basement track also he played trumpet and dropped
his remix of the moving shadow classic renegade snares.
Next up was Mickey Finn alongside Fearless and Bassman, I've
not seen Bassman for a very long time, and he was entertaining
with his lyrics going crazy on stage, making things a liccle darker.
Finn was heavy playing a similar set to what he played at Flashback
2 weeks ago playing the nine, Bandwagon Poos and of course Nosher.
After Mickey Finn it looks like Andy C was running late so I
headed back to the Sanctuary and Darren Styles was on along side
Whizzkid mc. Styles was playing a good set playing some remixes
of his and force's classic tunes such as Perfect Dreams, Feeling
fine and he also played electric. He even played Screamer by the
guvnor Andy C!! It was a good mixture of playing hardcore and
drum and bass and the crowd went mad!!!
I headed back to the sanctuary and Andy C was on with Bassman,
he played a similar set to what he played at Air last weekend
playing tunes such as Outer Space, Signal, Troubleshoot, Screamer
he teased in a few tracks such as Turbulence, Trust me and also
Renegade Snares. Bassman was later accompanied with Shaydee. It
seemed that Andy C played for nearly 2 hours. Last set of the
night in the Sanctuary was the man from Charge, Mampi Swift he
was accompanied with IC3 and Shabba.
Soon as Shabba got on the mic the whole place went electric all
the kids ran to the front of the stage going mad to Shabba. Swift
played a blinder of a set he played tunes such as Good girl, R-Type,
It's a Jazz Thing, the remix of Chopper, played a few tunes of
his own including he infamous, The One and Jaws he also teased
in Original Gangster.
Well this was good night wicked sets especially from Mickey Finn,
Breeze, Styles, Andy C and of course Mampi Swift.
I was gutted that I had missed Sy and Unknown as they played on
the same time as Micky finn. Which annoyed me as there is no times
posted around the arenas or around the merchandise stall like
they used to have.
Masive shouts to Storm + Sarah, Whizzkid, Fearless, IC3 Mampi
swift, Seduction and of course the Ravers Ross, Charlie, James
and everyone else whose names I don't know but faces I recognise.
Written by Xtra-C
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