Recommends – “Magnificent Monday Meet” – Popcorn – Monday 6th January – Extra Bites Focus

It might be the first day of the working week, but when it comes to Popcorn & it’s phenomenal popularity & tremendous turnout, it may as well be the weekend, this magnificent Monday meet consistently pulling in a colourful crowd into the thousands, confirming its claim as the UK’s biggest mixed weekday party, making it fabulous fodder for focussing on, we delivering the detail on this dynamic dance diamond in the capitals clubbing circuit crown, along with tonight’s enthralling event.

 

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Popcorn - 2014 Generic 1There are not only a handful club nights on the capital’s circuit that can boast having reached double figures in years of showing their heavenly hand on the scene, even less that pitch their parties within the Monday to Friday working week window, but Popcorn is one such party, moreover a meet that leaves many of its weekend compatriots come competitors immensely envious of its stunning success, tremendous turnouts & phenomenal popularity. Indeed, given the fact that Monday for many means the beginning of five days of metaphorical paper pushing, you would think that any event attempting to attract attention, draw out dancers into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, would be massive mountain to climb, but Popcorn seems to manage it with consummate (embarrassingly so for some) ease, part of the plan being in the “all welcoming” door policy that draws in the most mixed & eclectic crowds of any club we know or have known, while the central location of the  venue, combined with its longstanding & respectable reputation, (well it is the world famous Heaven nightclub) then it is probably no surprise that Popcorn is onto a winning formula. But it’s more than just that, as this nifty Monday nighter sports no less than four different dancefloors serving up electro dance music, progressive house, RnB & deep tech, delivered by a dream team of roving residency D.J.’s, this in addition to a relaxing lounge bar space away from the madding dance floor crowds and Popcorn at Heaven seems to have it all.

 

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Popcorn - Jan 1 MainWell that’s the overview, but what about Popcorn & its events? Well, the team can be proud in presenting distinct & regular renditions that satisfy the significant selection of scensters, as “Trinity” & “Pandora” two such event examples, while an imaginative production & promotion team always seem to find a theme that suits the time & the place, the artwork some of the most striking of any we see. And all this is made even better by the brilliant bevy of beatmasters than barnstorm the Popcorn decks, names in the fabulous frame including Zach Burns, Adam Turner, Sam DMS, Jamie Hammond & Paulo Moreno, internationally acclaimed D.J.’s Alan K & Tony English also starring from time to time too, while the most popular Popcorn outing has to be “Royal House”, the brainchild of dynamic duo The Sharp Boys, this marvellous meet consistently hitting the 2000 plus attendance figure, no mean feat for a Monday meet. But what about tonight’s turn, the first of 2014? Well, its aptly called “New Year Mirrorball” and ushers in January in jubilation with specially extended main room sets from Neroli & Paulo Moreno, while Sam DMS, Zach Burns, David H & Little Rob spread the superb sounds across the two other dance spaces, while the team are offering free entry to all those with a wristband available at G.A.Y. Bar (the usual pre Popcorn haunt), a web voucher (available at http://popcorn-heaven.com/) or, if you’re a student (as a fair few tend to be) you can gain free entry with your uni or college card, further details available by hitting on the above site or https://www.facebook.com/groups/popcornheaven/.

 

So it pretty much goes without saying that Popcorn gets the full DM promotion & recommendation and while we are yet to make it down on a Monday as it’s a school night for us, we plan to make a trip soon, not least as we want to see this prolific party in all its splendour for ourselves, while in the meantime, the only other thing we need to say to you is, “Go There! Be There!” (DISCO MATT)

 

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About discomatt

The History........................................................Created in 2008 after a short period of blogging under his real name, the pseudonym, “Disco Matt”, was born on the back of a reputation for being London’s original party boy having partied and clubbed across the London gay scene since in mid 1990’s.........................................................Through his series of blogs via individual blogging pages which soon morphed into a full blown website (http://discomatt.com), Disco Matt established himself as an independent journalist come columnist who quickly gained a reputation for supporting & promoting one of the world’s most prolific clubbing scenes. He previewed, reviewed & recommended London gay clubs, as well as the diverse gay/metrosexual London club/bar culture, linking to & reviewing the scene top D.J.’s and generally covering the gay scene including international gay events....................................................Regularly reporting on the top events across the scene, Disco Matt’s reviews, over the years, developed a strong following, not just by clubbers, D.J’s, promoters, music producers & scene faces, but people far and wide that were looking for an insight to the incredible scene that was London. He also previewed upcoming events that signalled, either a major change or update of existing clubs, new ventures on the gAylist/metrosexual scene, or where he considered events that deserved more comprehensive coverage to that provided in other posts.............................................However, having pretty much reached the top of his game in his chosen specific field, due to a number of personal predicaments, challenges & changes in his life priorities, Disco Matt parked his writing and operation in February 2014. While the burning desire to continue remained, what this much needed period of inactivity did provide was the time & space to re-think & re-focus his activities on a broader spectrum of media and entertainment............................................................So, following this long two year lay-off, he built up the foundations for this diversification into the areas of film, theatre, radio & television where his reviewing, recommending & reporting was to be replicated & resurrected, also pointing his promotions through more visuals & video's linked to all these areas along with his core activities and passions ................................................................................The Present....................................After another (shorter) period of lay-off from mid 2016, a life changing event reignited his passion and early into 2017, Disco Matt has delivered on his promise for a new, more modern look to his website, shedding the old & tired skin in favour of something far more in keeping with the times and with his blogging roots. And he has waived a fond farewell to his clubbing days, this having also been ditched from his site & activity, rather now just focussing on the genres of film, theatre, radio, television, video and of course, music, in so doing, aiming to broaden his appeal to a much wider audience interested in the latest most cutting edge areas of media & entertainment.............................................................................His aim is to be highly regarded across the industry for his writing in these fields and ultimately become a full time critic in film &/or theatre.

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