Archive for December 17, 2011
Those infamous arches in Vauxhall are open, both Gravity & A:M having shown the wonderful way for the capitals clubbers to celebrate Fire back in business, the path now clear for both the “Welcome Home” and “Keep Calm & Orange On” parties, Disco Matt shouting about it all right here right now & giving you plenty of reason to join in The Orange Group celebrations.
Just over six weeks ago we saw a capital clubbing circuit colossus close, this amidst a storm of controversy resulting in a clamp down by the council, plenty of wolves growling at the venue’s & its management doors with all sorts of claims, pressure from the police and rumours rife that the closure could be a permanent one. Yet as we reported at the time in our post “In The Line Of…”, this closure was only a temporary one, the six week period part of the licence renewal agreement, that alongside certain terms within the new licence that the venue would have to bed down then meet upon re-opening. And so we find ourselves now past this six week period, Fire already having sported two events since re-opening in the early hour(s) of yesterday morning, Gravity having celebrated its 7th birthday and just this morning A:M holding its “Xmas Headliners” event, welcoming special guest Per Q.X. for the second time in as many days. Indeed, with reports coming in, including “…A:M was amazing this morning! What a return to Fire. Per QX’s set was brilliant but the music was incredible right up till the lights came on and it was home time! Well done Steven Sharp and all the team for such a fantastic party…”, it is already apparent that slices of the scene & clubbing community are welcoming Fire’s re-opening with open arms.
So, with the word welcome very much part of the prolific parcel, it is the “Welcome Home Pyro Party” that gets our attention here first, Fire very much continuing the celebration mode they find themselves in with an event that should capture the imagination, as well as a sizeable chunk of the clubbing community not tripping out east, plenty on offer to attract an adoring audience. With plenty planned, it is, naturally, the music that will be doing much of the talking tonight, the main room D.J. team including The Sharp Boys, D’Johnny & The Oli, while headliner Steve Pitron swaps his Beyond shoes to centre-stage the event with a set from 3 till 5 a.m. And, having gained exclusive access to his plans, we can spill the beans in shouting for a set that will very much be filled with a magnificent mixture of “…Juicy inspired classic tunes to the latest heavy hitting heavenly house tracks…” our guess that the likes of “Brighter Days”, “Last Forever” & “Take Me Away” vying for attention with “You Better”, “Levels” & “Fusion 2011”, intermixed with plenty more in-between, although this is just our hunch you understand. However, whatever the content, you can definitely expect yet another pitch perfect & precision Pitron performance, this along with a prolific P.A. in the form of Amanda Wilson, she famed for hits such as “Seek Bromance”, “Watchin” & Love On My Mind”, while over in the lounge space, its “…commercial dance & pop anthems…” all the way, with D.J.’s Lady Lloyd & Tuomo Fox.
Now, delving into the all important detail, this “Welcome Home Pyro Party” kicks off from 11 p.m. tonight (Saturday 17th Dec), running through to a planned 6 a.m. finish, entry on the door free with a flyer or advanced pass before 1 a.m., inclusion via online link http://tinyurl.com/firewelcomehomeparty adding you to the event’s guestlist, while post 1 a.m., entry on the door is a standard £10. And that door will be hosted by the dynamic duo that is Tom Fuller & Hrh Minty, while inside both Chrissy Darling & Elektra Paris will add their own giant doses of glamour to the gathering, the team in turn pulling out all the production stops with planned “…massive pyro’s (hence the name), confetti bursts, indoor rockets & plenty more…”, the effects, the decor & the dancers sure to delight. And talking of those dancers, Elektra will be rolling out her team of gorgeous gogo’s, taking to the main room stage throughout the event, including adding even more attraction & sparkle to Amanda Wilson’s stage showing. With more information on the event out at http://fireclub.co.uk, don’t forget that the partying contuse across at Area afterwards with Beyond vs. Deviate “The Twisted Christmas Ball”, the detail on this dance delectation along with advance tickets at just £10 available via online direct link http://orangenation.clubtickets.com/gb/2011-12/18/beyond-afterhours.
Then, fast forwarding to Sunday night, Fire welcome’s back the party that started the whole spectacular story as promoter Steven Sharp asks you to “Keep Calm & Orange On”, although we suspect that calm will be just one of many adjectives being used to address this amazing attraction. And having spoken with Steven just last Sunday morning on the Beyond dancefloor, we know that “exciting” will definitely be in the long list of words being used, this prolific promoter telling us that “…the Orange team & I have been busy planning this return to our spiritual home underneath those famous railway arches in Vauxhall, the venue known to millions as Fire, for a couple of weeks now…” he proud to proclaim that “…Fire is a spiritual home for so many of us for so many reasons. It might have been the place you met your boyfriend or where you received your first kiss; danced to your favourite new song or the dance floor where you heard your song, the song that makes your weekend tick when you hear it!…” this speaking volumes just how excited Steven is (and we are too) that Orange is back where it belongs. So, it will come as no surprise to the clubs fervent followers that the residency team of The Oli, Fat Tony &, of course, The Sharp Boys will be masterminding the music in the main room, Steven stating that “…George & I (the Sharp Boys) are asking the Orange clubbers to suggest their favourite Orange anthem and The Sharp Boys will play the most popular choices in their set on the big night…”, so a set we cannot wait to succumb to, while it will be RAW all the way in the mirrorarch, original David Jimenez joined by a resplendent returning team member in Hifi Sean, taking you deep into Monday morning (and we are talking daylight hours here) with trademark tech & that deep hard hitting house.
So what of the detail for this exceptional event that will crown Fire’s welcome home weekend? Well, Orange’s doors open tomorrow night (Sunday 18th Dec) at 11 p.m., the club running through till that Monday morning hour of 9 a.m., entry on those doors priced at a mere £5 before 1 a.m. with a flyer, ad or Facebook invite, while otherwise it is still a reasonable £10 before midnight or £12 thereafter. Plus, in celebration of their return to this historical home, the Orange team are serving up free (yes free!) mimosa champagne cocktails to the first 50 citric clubbers through the door, that door hosted by her royal highness (Hrh to you) Minty, the clubs “…super fierce door & guestlist first lady…” who is sure to give you the greeting to get you in the mood to make it a Monday morning full of magical memories, while Orange also sports a new host inside in the form of Danny Boyce, Steven exclaiming that “…Danny is a cool street dude with a great fashion sense…” adding that”… he is proving an enormous hit with the boys (and the ladies, but hands off girls he’s one of us) Mr Sharp shouting “…come and see why…”, this being just one of the many reasons we have given you to make Sunday night come Monday morning a date with this citric clubbing colossus, more info available via http://fireclub.co.uk. Plus, with the exciting news that Orange/Trade is back on Christmas Day night, as well as a special Orange/Trade/Megawoof collaboration on NYD, the festive season starts this Sunday (that’s tomorrow) with the first of a string of outstanding Orange segment showings that is sure to spellbind you in splendour from start to finish.
Now where will we be for these two terrific turns?, Well, with commitments out east tonight (Sat 17th Dec), our arrival at the “Welcome Home” party pretty much hangs in the balance, while tomorrow (Sun 18th) is a date definitely in our diary, not least that we will be making Orange the official start to our birthday celebrations, meaning we will very much be in party mood, no doubt “Doing The Disco Matt” as well as nibble size review tweeting our way through the event which you can follow at http://twitter.com/discomatt. So, if you see us, come say hi, but make sure, whether its Saturday or Sunday for you, that you “Go There! Be There!” (DISCO MATT)
We almost forgot (how silly of us!) to mention the other link in this clubbing celebration, Later also returning home to Fire tomorrow (Sunday 18th Dec) from midday until 8 p.m., promoter Jay Sharp Vokins sending our cheeks ruby red for not including the club in our Extra Bites post picture, he exclaiming that “…clubbers of London should get ready for your secret Sunday delight to return to it’s throne once again! The capitals ultimate Sunday afternoon party destination heads back to it’s spiritual home at Fire from this Sunday…” the terrific trip of Jamie Head, The Oli & D’Johnny providing the spectacular soundtrack, while the imfamous Later garden will also be re-opening for business, following the clubs holiday over at Factory. And with admission pegged at just £5 with a stamp from Beyond vs. Deviate, we can think of no better way to continue the celebrations from Saturday through Sunday, more info available at http://fireclub.co.uk.