Continuing his special series of “Diamond Picks”, Disco Matt now looks towards a spectacular Sunday of events, starting with the brilliant Beyond & its “Britannia” bash, a super sized & stellar showing that boasts a star studded D.J. line up including Steve Pitron, Paul Heron, The Sharp Boys, Alan K, Hifi Sean, & many more, all the detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while DM delivers his own diamond delectation beneath.
Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves, Britain’s never, never, never shall be slaves, so goes this right royal rendition that was lifted from the James Thompson patriotic poem many moons ago to become an alternative to the national anthem of Britain, but which has stronger associations with The Royal Navy, although come Sunday morning, it will surely be Beyond-ers that will never, never, never be slaves as they succumb to the super sized & stellar spectacle that will be Beyond “Britannia”. Mind you, if the Grace Jones tracks has anything to do with it, the masses that will hit the myriad of roads that always inevitably lead to the doors of Area in Vauxhall, these Beyond-ers will certainly be slaves, although slaves to the rhythm of a star studded resident D.J. line-up, the billing including Steve Pitron, The Sharp Boys Paul Heron, D’Johnny, HiFi Sean, Paul Christian, The Oli & current promoter Jonny M, among a host of others across three rooms of fun that will be packed & pumping from 3 am. start to midday finish.
Indeed it is to Jonny that we look to in giving us a flavour of what to expect from this “Britannia” bash, he having told us to “…expect trademark production, cutting edge laser shows, stunning go-go boys and the most pumping music & atmosphere you will find anywhere in London…”, Jonny going on to remark of Beyond’s status as London’s number one afterhours party, “…it’s a unique combination, some aspects of which are difficult to quantify. There’s an energy, an atmosphere & a feeling which is completely unrivalled. There’s something about the afterhours times, where everyone is really letting go & embracing the party as well as the music, the lights & the incredible venue that is Area…” he rounding off his take on Beyond by saying, “…it has to be experienced to be believed…”. And even for full on fans like us who tread the Beyond boards virtually every week, we can only concur with Mr Marsh in all respects, this brilliant brand somehow managing to entice & enchant exceptionally with every event, Sunday sure to deliver a decisive delectation that will floor the competition & thrill its followers.
So what of the detail & of the music?, Well to the detail first and having settled into its new timing slot, Beyond now starts at 3 a.m. each Sunday morning, so while billed as a Saturday event in the popular press, it is firmly in the Sunday bracket in our books, this “Britannia” event part of a prolific “Diamond Ticket” package that, for just £30, will have already gained you access to WE’s “Fast Food” event & will ensure you lap up as much milk as you can handle at Matinee’s “La Leche” party on Sunday evening, tickets available online by going to http://orangenation.clubtickets.com/gb/2012-06/02/the-diamond-ticket-jubilee-bank-holiday-weekend-2012, while if beyond is your only Diamond Jubilee destination of the three, then advance tickets are priced at £12 & are available online as well as at the usual Soho outlets of Prowler, Clone Zone & 50, plus over the bar at Compton’s too, while you can pay on the door, although expect to fork out more. And talking of doors, dare we once again remind you that they open at 3 a.m., although we suspect the main procession of party heads will gather from 6 a.m. onwards, this “Britannia” bash running through to a planned midday finish, the door ably managed by the terrific team of Tom Fuller & JJ Clark, while the clubs promoter Jonny Marsh will be on hand inside, no doubt armed with his anti tweeting broom in a vain attempt to stop us nibble size tweeting from our spot, our live transmissions form Beyond already having reached iconic status, so well worth watching at http://twitter.com/discomatt. As for the music, well in truth you need to experience it live, although there can be no better way to warm up that checking out the following podcasts, each of the three giving you a thrilling flavour of what to expect from the residents stars that will be performing on Sunday, so http://stevepitronsessions.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-18T00_07_36-08_00, http://theoli.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-19T11_12_41-07_00, & http://djohnny.podomatic.com/entry/2012-02-14T05_46_41-08_00, enough said, well apart from ensuring that come Sunday morning you “Go There! Be There!” (DISCO MATT)