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Irish drum'nbass face off

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by rentboy, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    I hit 2 drum'n bass events in Ireland:

    Switch in DUBLIN and Shine in BELFAST.


    VENUE:A weekly Friday night event set in a cellar-type venue...very cosy indeed.
    MUSIC:Wicked anthem-free sets...i was impressed with the mixing skills and the overall mix up of all forms of drum'nbass was refreshing.
    CROWD: Very friendly...everyone on the dance floor was going nuts. I met tons of people... i was standing at the bar and some bloke came along and bought me Tequila shots...then he continued to introduce me to his mates then threw up all over the bar...they were all shit-faced.

    VENUE: Set in the student building of Queens University in Belfast...3 floors with Drum 'n bass(all locals), Josh Wink on one floor and UMEK on the 3rd floor.
    MUSIC: Again, really good sets...well-mixed and touching on all styles... i was chatting with all the DJS and they're all closely connected with CALIBRE.
    CROWD: Almost anyone i talked to who was dancing was from another country... i don't recall meeting an irish person that was dancing...very sad.

    Overall both nights were good but i still love Toronto's jungle scene... we really do have a solid setup...don't ever complain again.

  2. AVE

    AVE TRIBE Member

    i won't.........well maybe a little [​IMG]
  3. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    I had the pleasure of seeing Dj Dara at Switch during the xmas break last year. Probalby the best club night ive been to. I didnt even know Dara was playing till he steped to the decks. Definatly one of the friendliest crowds ive seen.

    I want to go back to dublin so i can check out this night again.

  4. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    I really like where SWITCH is situated...the Temple Bar district is very lively at night.

    I was most impressed with Dublin...very cosmopolitan.

  5. DJ JayMcC

    DJ JayMcC TRIBE Member

    Dublin's Mad [​IMG]
    I should know, I grew up there.
    I seen Grooverider at the Kitchen when I was back in '97. The crowd was going fuckin' mental. Hollers of G'wannnnn, all round [​IMG]
  6. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Yeah, there use to be a night at the Kitchen called Quadraphonic.

    They use to bring people like Grooverider, Goldie, and Storm... There doesn't seem to be a night like that there anymore. I wonder why they stopped that night.


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