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Lee Burridge@System

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by ThePlunger, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. ThePlunger

    ThePlunger TRIBE Member


    I thought I was gonna miss this, but I was down town, and couldn't resist commin' by. I was not dissappointed. I only stayed 'till 3:45, but from what I heard, Burridge was gonna bring the muthafukin' house down!!! I have never danced sooooo hard to any kind of breaks before. WOW! NuSchool & Progressive makes for an awesome duo. I just wish I could've stayed longer, but work tomorrow is gonna feel bad enough! Anyone who missed this has GOT to check him out next time he's in town.

    Bill Hamel also had a bangin' opening set. Relentless with no comprimise, but nothing to prepare one properly for Burridge!

    Matt <-- Can't wait 'till tuesday when NuBreed 5 comes out!!!
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Oh man, why did you have to tell me this? I can see him tomorrow in Montreal, at Sona, but I fucking hate that club. Instead, I'm taking my friend Mike to show him what Stereo is all about. Way better vibe...and amazing house. Why couldn't Burridge play Stereo? Sometimes life just ain't fair.

  3. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    i dunno, i didn't really dig hamel's set too much, i honestly thought it was kinda boring up until the last 20 mins or so...

    burridge on the other hand was much better...whatever it's called, progressive breaks, nuschool, i dunno, but that was some good shit yo! i have no idea how to dance to breaks, but it had me moving! of course i had to stop periodically cause the big dude in front of me who took up a 3m radius to dance kept bumping into me, argh!

    i would've liked to have stayed longer (i too took off about 3:45), but i just couldn't dance anymore....

    one thought tho, i'm kinda getting a wee bit bored with progressive lately, i dunno why...i mean i really enjoy it most of the time, but the last few times i've been down to system, i've come away slightly dissapointed...it seems a lot of the progressive tunes i'm hearing lately are all just remixes of an earlier tune....maybe it's just me, i dunno, but it just doesn't get me dancing hard like it used to...it just feels like it's getting a bit stale...anyone else feel this way?

    sorry if i've hit a nerve with all the prog heads out there (i would consider myself part of that "group" as well), but i'm just curious if anyone else feels the same way i do...

    back to the review, burridge was definitely something a bit fresh and new to me, and i definitely dug his set, kudos to the breathe crew for bringing this guy
  4. organik

    organik TRIBE Member

    All I can say is one word "WICKED"!!!!

    Respect to the usual suspects that made out for this one.

  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    what he said.
  6. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member


    That pretty much sums it up...the night was fantastic! Lee personally handed me a copy of his "Nu" CD, and I can't wait to give it a listen...I didn't really focus too much on his set, just 'cause I was busy bein' social...Shouts out to Joey and Highsteppa(Pre drinkin'!), Dazed, JayisBored, Che, Scaife, Coleridge, Deacon, Temper Tantrum, Mike, etc...

    Again, a wikked night...however, would've been better with my girl there...mmmm, cheese!

  7. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    What a fun night indeed....

    Good to party with old friends, and meet some new ones as well.

    Sweet set by Lee
  8. loopdokter

    loopdokter TRIBE Promoter

    Ahh yes baby. Lee was rockin' the joint last night. I missed him last time around, but this time I wasn't going to miss this for the world.

    He came, he saw, he conquered.

    What a super guy too. Before he went on he didn't bury himself in the DJ booth and was running around talking to just about anyone who would listen. He was a super friendly guy and wicked set to boot.

    Unfortunately, all of my friends started to flake out on me at around 4 AM and we left around 4:30 after I couldn't take anymore of the 'I'm tired, I wanna go home' bullshit. I was tired myself, but still, I would have liked to have stayed until the end.

    Anyone out there stay until the end?

    I'm going to be dead tomorrow. It's off to see Guy Ornadel at Guv. The crowd isn't my type, but I'm anxious to hear what this guy sounds like.

    Jay K.
  9. Par- T

    Par- T TRIBE Member

    I think my expectations may have been too high for this particular event. I arrived full of anticipation for an amazing evening and left disappointed.

    Got to System early, expecting a long line and full club, only to get inside immediately and find few people. Mark Scaife was dropping some good tunes but I figured I'd save myself for Lee Burridge.
    Bill Hamell's set was good, at least what I heard of it, I just spent most of the time socializing.
    The first part of Lee's set was ok, it proceeded at the an even, steady pace and didn't seem to go off anywhere - a whole lot of the same thing. About an hour in, he was playing some heavier tracks and would bring them and us up, then just slow down again. I was left wondering why we he'd not gone all the way and let it rip, I was left hanging so often. A big build, tunes banging, setting us up .... then... nothing! I thought he did a better job on the Tyrant and Nubreed CDs than he did last night, there just didn't seem to be a lot of flow (IMHO). Oh, and that remix of Chris Issac, it needs to never be used again or at least delete the vocals (just one train wreck that made me cringe). Don't get me wrong, I did have fun and some points were really good, I was only expecting better that what I got. Never really felt the music, but that is just me.

    Good to see everyone out, both new and usual peeps.
  10. Trini

    Trini TRIBE Member

    well what can I say that hasn't been said already? Got there quite early; early enough to really appreciate a fine set by Scaife. He surprised the hell out of me playing some really pounds choons, not too much mellow stuff.

    Bill Hamel came on after; this was the first I have heard him play and I was impressed. He played a little less pounding than Scaife but was near flawless in his mixing and dropped some killer tracks.

    was great to see Burridge in the club an hour and a half before he was scheduled to hit the decks socializing with the system crowd. He got on around 2ish playing some rather mellow tracks until his first breaks track which made the dancefloor seem like a packed elevator.

    All in all a great night; nice to see everyone and great to also meet a few new faces.

  11. Psyrel

    Psyrel TRIBE Member

    Yup, another great night!!

    Only heard the very end of Scaife's set and it sounded as usual, nice and lively. Adored Bill Hamel's set, the only complaint is that I would have loved to see what he could have accomplished, in say a 5-6 hour set as compared to a mere 2. Maybe (fingers crossed) he'll be back sometime soon?

    Burridge seems to have provoked a strong reaction from the crowd, who either really enjoyed it or found it too un-organized for their liking.

    Personally, I had a good time, his set gave me a better appreciation for breaks than any other dj I've heard live. I think one of his greatest strengths was that he could play a few tunes from one particular style of music, then switch to another style etc, a kinda "all over the place" musical experience.
    I know that there are a few folk out there who strongly dislike this, needing a sense of where the set is going at all times.... and for them, what can I say? Sometimes it's relaxing just to take the back seat mentally and let your feet do the expressing! That being said though, I have to admit that I was kinda thrown when he started playing downtempo stuff around 4. Looking it over now, I guess that was the only place in his set he could have done so, cause from 5 til 7:20 (yes, the very bitter end!) he threw down the most perfectly incredible, flawless, slamming bit of dj'ing I've ever heard. WOW!

    Nice to see all the friendly faces, both new and old.... hope you're making the most of these last days of summer!
  12. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    I agree with you a bit. There's a lot of boring stuff out there lately. Pretty music, but not really dance floor friendly all the time. Prog is always evolving though, it just steals elements from every other genre so it will change. The concensus I hear among many prog DJs is that we've gone about as "deep" as we can go (way too deep for some) .... it's time to go harder. Suits me.
  13. OLM from HOM

    OLM from HOM TRIBE Member

    Harder = Better ... IMO.

    Anyhow, a little late on the review, but it's all good.

    Had a great time as usual at Breathe. Got there a bit late (around 2:30am), and only managed to catch Lee's set. Great beats throughout. Although Lee lost the crowd and myself a couple of times, I wouldn't say that I was displeased, because the music was great, it just didn't get me dancing. From around 5:30 to close, Lee rocked it as well as any DJ I've heard, and totally took control of the crowd. It was also cool meeting him at the end of the night, when he wrapped things up. Nice, friendly guy, and I wish him all the best with the Nubreed Cd.

    Good seeing all of those familiar faces again. Big respect to Matt & Mark, for being good hosts as usual.
  14. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    finally people are coming around! [​IMG]

    i agree, harder seems to be the natural progression (no pun intended).
  15. lift

    lift TRIBE Member

    harder does NOT mean better- especially with progressive.

    the intelligent stuff out there is going deeper- challenging traditional approaches.
    ie- jimmy van m & young american primitive: forget time (dub)
    this is one of the best tracks ever produced IMO

    going harder means boxing the genre into a corner- like what happened to drumnbass a few years ago- all of it started getting harder and darker until every dj sounded exactly the same.
  16. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    Right on Matt.

    If prog starts taking on a harder edge while still maintaining its dark aspects I may start buying more of it.
  17. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    that's great for chilling out to and listening to at home, but on the dancefloor, i prefer harder music. hard doesn't always have to be boring, it can have it's lulls and subtleties as well. and it certainly doesn't ALL have to be hard, but the problem i generally have with progressive is that, while it's often beautiful and compelling, it doesn't have enough "oomph".

    if we want to discuss the merits of intelligent music, we should really be listening to classical.
  18. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    i think you two hit on exactly what i was trying to say. yes, i think progressive is very "pretty" and "beautiful" to listen to, and some of it i think is genius. however, when i'm on the dancefloor, it's nice to have something with some more "oomph" in it to get me going. but these days, prog seems to be a bit too deep and not enough bang.
  19. innocente

    innocente TRIBE Member

    THANK YOU!! Couldn't have said it better myself. Progessive is more then a bunch of hard pumping beats.
  20. lift

    lift TRIBE Member

    i can appreciate that- if you want to go out and hear the hard beats- listen to hard house. you pretty much know what you're going to get.

    and i agree about classical music, but i was referring to music within the "dance" umbrella.


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