Continuing what is fast becoming the norm for us now, we step into another “Preview The Review”, this time taking our fresh felt & bite sized look at Lovechild, which celebrated its 2nd birthday last night (Sat 12th Feb) at Fire in Vauxhall.
With club brand birthday bashes appearing with monotonous regularity, Lovechild’s 2nd had a much more distinctly exciting prospect about it, not least as Valentine’s weekend love was definitely in the air, Fire in Vauxhall playing host across three rooms of fun. A rapidly filling main room saw a sparkling opening set from D.J. Savin, a mix of tech house & uplifting beats hitting a high with “Release Me”, then Tony English set the standard with a brilliant opener, Rebeka Brown’s “Offshore”, following it up with some scorching selections, although the new styled ambient come progressive lounge, looked after by Tony Bruno & Gabriele Cutrano, received a more muted reaction. With lighting & pyrotechnic effects a-plenty, plus the injection of the drop dead gorgeous Delice Boys on the podiums, the main room was a hard act to follow, but Brent Nicholls took up the mantle in the Mirrorarch brilliantly, with a prolific performance that saw the space packed for the whole of his scintillating set, a string of successive octane fuelled house hits finding favour, heavenly highlights being “The Miracle Of Love”, “Trapped” & our new Doing The Disco Matt track “Now Or Never”, sending us into a spinning frenzy. With the infamous contact room seeing plenty of audacious action, the amazing atmosphere added to by special Berlin boy guest D.J.’s Chris Bekker & Eduardo De La Torre, as well as PA Kaysee, who treated us to her latest smash hit “Lovechild”, this was a birthday celebration complete. However, we have seen Lovechild’s of old busier, perhaps an indication of how tough Saturdays have become in the capital and the piecing sound in the main room resigned us to an earlier than expected bath, although with so much more to lament on, “…its ready steady go for the review…” (DISCO MATT)