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& based on the time of your post, quivver got better
somehow managed to keep going til close, & had a great time meeting new people (ilia, (& sister) & mark)...scaife started the evenings festivities & once again played an incredible set, & actually incredible doesn't even start to describe it
medway was up next, & played some nice funky tracks...(i had to step out for a few minutes near the end of his set, but heard it sort of meandered a little)...quivver was up next & really got the crowd moving...recognized a few of his own choons, but played an incredibly beautiful & progressively harder set...the crowd was still jumping @ 6 when the lights came on...
another friday night success story @ breathe
ps props to the djs in the back room for throwing down blue monday (original)...a little donna summer i feel love would have slid into that track nicely...
Yes...I was thouroughly impressed with Medway, considering that he rarely DJs out. While we were very familiar with his pumping production work, it took the positive advice of one of Breathe's trusted friends (John Debo) to conivince us that Medway was someone we just had to book. As it turns out he played a funky, techy set that was composed almost entirely of white labels with a talent for mixing that had heads nodding in the booth and people dancing their asses off on the floor.
Then it was Quivver's turn.
He took over from where Medway left off and turned his set into one progressively harder build-up that included three or four of his own tracks as well as a number of brand new acetates and CD-R's. Three words: He rocked it.
Thanks to all who came out and to all who jammed right to the very end.
See you next week for Noel Sanger.
Quickly, I want to say the following:
System Soundbar have just started to enter into the peak within the lifespan of a cub, however long they can sustain it is up to them. All the right elements are present at the moment, they seem to have a strong following of regulars, excellent guess dj's and a very good staff of residents. If you haven't made your way down to System on friday nights, do so- your dancing shoes will not regret it.
wicked wicked time!! it was hell getting there, but we did and had an awesome time. just a little too progressive for my liking, but still wonderful!! we got stopped at the border on the US side and then the Canadien side for a good two hours, searched (not strip searched), interrogated, and then had the dogs called on us for them to find absolutely nothing. fuckin bastards, i hate customs. its america and canada - not like freakin east/west germany.. grrr..
but anyways, breathe fridays rocks! sooooo worth the drive.. i can't wait for the next adventure! =)
Another Friday night of wicked, fresh beats at Breathe. Mark Scaife was very good with his opening set. Medway started off a bit dodgy, but after a few records he caught his flow and really layed down a nice set. Very few familiar tracks, and some new music to look forward to.
I hate to be negative, but I'm starting to notice some changes in the crowd at Breathe. I guess this is almost expected as the night grows in popularity, but I noticed a lot more people were sketched out then normal. I saw two guys get thrown out for selling drugs, and some other wastecase asked me if I wanted blow three times. WTF?!
I'm not against drugs, by all means, but people should at least know what the fuck is going on. Anyway, it was good seeing all the usual suspects out, dancing the night away. Peace!
Friday night was another great night spent among some great people listening and enjoying some amazing tunes.
Thought that Scaife played a good opening set but at the time I wasn't into the music as I was holding back the energy until Quivver and Medway hit the decks. I don't think a lot of people knew that Medway took the days as he flautlessly took over the reins from Scaife. Thought it was a great set but I kinda got lost after about 2 hours and then ventured to the back room where a bunch of us lazed on the comfy couches to a techy-ambient sound (you guys have a good thing going on there
). Ventured back to the dance floor just before Quivver came on and from then we revelled in the sounds until we left.
Great to be amongst the usual suspects and to meet djcheezwhiz (sorry we were too tired to make it to the very end with you), we'll do it again for Hybrid, right?
So see you guys and gals again for Hybrid.
Simply put, Breathe Friday's are the most amazing club night I've ever been too. My friend said it best when we were getting warmed up with some drinks and said:
"I detect the absence of sadness in this place"
-I told him that is the case every friday. Some of my friends think I'm nuts, going to a club night from Buffalo 2 or 3 times a month, too bad they are too stubborn to see what they are missing! I look forward to the upcoming weeks, especially Parks and Wilson on the 2nd! Keep up the good work Breathe!
P.S. Mark, your set was amazing as usual, and thank you very much for the Breathe shirt...it is so simple, yet so beautiful!
Hey Mr. Scaife if you read this, If I give you a better review next time can I have a shirt then?
O.K here is my review:
Mark Scaife played an Okay set, he did no have much room to work with as he left the tempo of the music just right for Medway to pick up from. Medway was good, started off with deep house and moved into some funky stuff (see record with vocals that say: "can you dance to my beat?- forget the name now)
Stopped the set half way through to kick off another set with a higher tempo playing more progressive anthems, which by this time everyone did not mind- most were having a good time from what I gathered (even the tall drag queen dressed in black) which kind of reminded me of the old Industry days, but this is besides the point. Medway was very good.
Quivver then took the decks and and started -also- with some deep house, moving into some tech-house and even dropping some minimal tripped out melodic breakbeats that made his set sound very distinct. Then he decided to step it up a notch going right into much harder tracks at around 4:45 am, which all sounded like the harder kind of the progressive house branch.
I for once enjoyed the whole night and now would like to claim my shirt for giving you detailed reviews in my spare time. A position as a regular marketing reviewer for System would be also welcomed when you finally launch your much needed (now dead) web site.
OH!..sorry...I had a lot of fun dancing and for anyone else that reads this (but doesn't post), you will definetly not regret paying a visit to System Soundbar. Well, get ready to dance at least.
The simple reason is that although I try to attend as much as possible I am a student, and as such have extremely limited funds... Therefore I have to limit my attendance to these fantastic events as much as I would prefer not too.
However Im there in heart whenever I can't make it!