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Back for its fifth outing this year, one of the capital clubbing circuit’s most popular parties, DISH, serves up a special guest D.J. Avihay Partok jetting in from Tel Aviv, making this an event not to be missed & so attaining our “Pick of The Day” choice, full line-up & other details a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while we give our own take on DISH & this must visit meet beneath.
When the news hit that one of the most groundbreaking, uber chic & trendy parties the capital had seen for a long while, MEAT, was hanging up its boots after just one year of storming the capitals clubbing scene, off-shoot Downtown (combining MEAT with Room Service) also a victim of the splitting of ways between D.J./Producers turned promoters Tom Stephan & Kris Di Angelis, we wondered whether this marvellous meet could ever be replaced. But within a month of MEAT’s demise, Tom along with new co-promoter Borja Peña came right back at us with a brave new brand called DISH, the formula very similar to the former, the venue home the same, but what has been proved some fifteen months in, the legs & the popularity is even stronger than what came before, East Bloc’s Wayne Shires & his terrific team proud to have DISH within their monthly schedule of soiree’s. And while we say that the DISH formula is very similar, for the initiated to both parties, they have realised that Tom & Borja, along with their resident D.J.’s, have established a brand identity for DISH that is quite unique, evoking its name in much of the set up, with a “mains dish” first room, a “side dish” second space and a neatly named “tapas” third room, all that fits into the cavernous & tardis like underground space that is East Bloc, which also fits DISH like a glove.
Brand identity aside, DISH is very much about the music, each room offering delightfully different vibes, Tom & Borja usually in charge of the main room, both complimenting each other with a mix of funky, NYC style house with classic & nu choices thrown into the mix, while the second space, steered by Mark-Ashley Dupé, Scott Webster, is very much more hip-hop, disco & RnB, while in the heavenly hands of Cathal & Franx De Crystal, as the “tapas” label suggests, it’s anything goes in the third room. And it this diverse music genre choice that makes DISH so popular, the club usually full to the brim by midnight, meaning an early arrival is always recommended, while the whole club evokes memories of when clubbing was debaucherous & decadent & people came together to dance, socialise & have a great time with no hang-up’s or pushy attitude’s that often plague the bigger clubs these days. So, all in all, it is no surprise that DISH has not just survived, but thrived tonight’s (Sat 11th May) event sure to cement that reputation, as Tom & Borja are thrilled to welcome a special guest D.J. into the usual mix, Avihay Partok jetting in from Tel Aviv for this event, bringing his trademark sound of hot and spicy beats. Avihay is one of the resident’s at the infamous PAG parties that have been running for ten years in Tel Aviv, so brings both experience & a special set of sounds to DISH that will really spice up the “mains dish” room, so makes this an event not to be missed, further & full coverage, including running times & door prices, within our weekend newsletter (direct link http://discomatt.com/web/?p=7533), DISH not just our “Pick of The Day” but probably our party of the whole weekend, so carrying our unbridled recommendation as THE place to be & be seen tonight.
So, while we still find ourselves in hospital, so sadly cannot make it, you have no excuse not to head over to Shoreditch & to the delights of DISH, hosts La Pequeña, Andrew Moore & Kane Luke sure to add to a warm welcome from Laurent & Benoit on the door, Wayne, Diego, Tom & Borja never far away, making this not just one of the most popular but one of the friendliest on the capitals clubbing circuit, meaning, you should really “Go There! Be There!”. (DISCO MATT)
With spring having finally sprung, it seems the scene is also springing into action this weekend, a champion choice of a marvellous set of Saturday meets seeing us extend our Best Bites from three to four, we offering ample alternatives to what will no doubt be the most dynamic draw & most popular party of the day.
Having been plagued with a serious viral illness along with other health complications, we have been pretty much out of action for a good few weeks, but with a determination to do what we do best, we thought we would kick start our return with our Weekend Recommends newsletter, picking out our Best Bites of where to be & be seen on the scene this weekend, we acknowledging that one party looks like being the most dynamic draw, while the other three offer ample alternatives for those looking for something a little different.
So let’s get to it and to our first Best Bite, which goes to DISH, which returns this Saturday (13th Sept) at East Bloc for its fourth outing of the year, this brilliant brand having celebrated its birthday back in January and has continued to ride a wave crest that has seen both the February & March events packed to the rafters. Indeed part of the draw of DISH is that amazing atmosphere that host venue East Bloc engenders, the underground & cavernous nature of the club harping back to the decadent feel of the nineties, yet with an up to date & modern twist, many party goers of that era making comparisons with Crash. AS for DISH itself, in the twelve of so months that it has been running, promoters Tom Stephan & Borja Pena have benefitted from a loyal following while also attracting one of the most stylishly mixed crowds we have seen in a long while, DISH’s forefather, MEAT, also having cemented the latter as one of the hip, hot & happening events on the capitals clubbing calendar. AS for this month’s event, well the team seem to be sticking with that winning formula, which thirty neatly explain by saying “…Here at DISH we follow a very simple recipe, quality beats served by London’s finest chefs…” the chefs clearly the D.J.’s, no less than six serving up scores of scintillating sounds across three rooms of fun, the aptly named “Main Dish” room brimming with “…hearty beats to satisfy!…” from both Tom & Borja, while the “Side Dish” second space sees Mark-Ashley Dupé & Daniel Delay will keep the room jumping & pumping with “…familiar favourites we all know and love!…”. But it doesn’t stop there as the compact & bijou “Tapas” third room where Cathal & Franx De Crystal will “…tease your appetite with a bit of spice!…” translating to tons of terrific tunes, proceedings helped along by hosts La Pequeña, Andrew Moore & Tomino, doors opening at East Bloc this Saturday (14th Apr) from 10.30 p.m., with DISH running to a planned 6 a.m. finish, entry £7 before midnight, £10 thereafter, the team urging you to arrive early to guarantee entry, more detail should you need it out at https://facebook.com/DISHLONDON &/or https://facebook.com/events/553122601387843/.
So onto our second Best Bite and we stick with Shoreditch, moving slightly further round to Hoxton in fact and to The Hoxton Pony, a venue that was very much at the forefront of the explosion of this area as the new hip, happening & trendsetting spot in London a small handful of years ago and while Hoxton may have been absorbed into the expanse that we known as Shoreditch, it remains at the epicentre of metrosexual clubbing activity. Indeed, The Hoxton Pony, having firmly established its niche yet stylish clubbing & socialising set following its launch in 2009, can also be proud as being part of the expansion of the Shoreditch scene which today sees one of the biggest concentration of club venues in the whole of London. Famed for its decadence and a smidgen of anarchy, The Hoxton Pony is particularly popular with locals on a Friday night, a whole host of D.J.’s from across the capital landing on this jewel in the Hoxton clubbing crown, names such as Zach Burns & Tony English adding their own brand of upfront house music to the more electro tech beats of the Pony’s resident D.J.’s. However, it is Saturday’s and particularly the venue’s new night, Rapture, that is turning heads & drawing the crowds, the promoters saying of this night, “…Rapture delivers the ultimate night of mayhem and despicable party antics with a mixed crowd…”, this Saturday (13th April) seeing one The Hoxton Pony’s favourite D.J.’s hit the decks for a specially extended 6 hour set and one that will surely showcase Tony’s diverse genre styles which range from electro through upfront vocal house to more eurostyle beats that belie his indistinct links with Spain & Ibiza. Indeed, having played out to capacity crowds for polysexual clubbing brand Puscha, for whom he has been a resident for close on 10 years, his repertoire also extends to familiar gay territory parties including Lovechild, Hustlaball, Popcorn at Heaven and the recent launched club collaboration, This Is Prohibition, while Spanish clubbing brand SuperMartXe is among a number of other mainland & Ibiza based clubs he has played for, while he was the creator of Gaydar Radio’s very popular Saturday night show, Club Nation & has hosted a number of other radio shows in his time. As for Rapture itself, well it takes place at The Hoxton Pony this coming Saturday (13th April) from an early start of 8 p.m., running through till 2.a.m, the team hinting that you should “…dress to impress, we’re the most glamorous and best night out in Shoreditch. No other night will offer you the opportunity to mix fashion, hedonism and exhibitionism…”, entry £8 while its £6 for guestlist entrants before 10 p.m., further info including dresscode policy out at https://www.facebook.com/events/145455472299619/.
To our third Best Bite now and we head into Soho for monthly meet BakeBox which plays out for the third time at the Green Carnation this Saturday (13th April), no doubt building on the success of the launch back in February when it was known as Baked. However, a shift in the name change has only served to attract even more attention and last month’s meet was every bit as popular, the blend of house classics & anthems with more upfront & current house tunes, with a dollop of disco for good measure, really hitting the mark with followers of the BakeBox beats recipe. And promoters Chris Brogan & Jay Jaymen have very much created a brand that offers something delightfully different to the norm, the light & fluffy music policy setting it aside for its clubbing compatriots, both boys say of BakeBox, “…this is our Box. It’s not just any Box. It’s a Box full of YOUR favourites. And by favourites, we mean all those tracks that get your feet tapping, hands clapping, divas singing and men jigging…” adding “…we are bringing back more fun, more frolics and more floor fillers for those who love their classic, vocal and disco house and a whole lot of anthems. BakeBox has been mixed and prepared by the very best DJs, bringing Soho something fresh and new!…”, guest D.J. Nathan Six fitting in with the formula really well. Indeed, having seen more than a handful of prolific performances from the talent individual, Nathan having played for the likes of Beyond, Matinee & SuperMartXe, while he was a staple resident ingredient for the sadly demised Profile & Lo-Profile where his sounds selections showed just why the BakeBox team have chosen him for this next party, his sets nothing short of spectacular on all the occasions we have seen him play. As for the BakeBox event detail, well its takes place this Saturday (13th April) at The Green Carnation from 9 p.m., entry on the door just £8 with a special concessions price of £5 before midnight, while once inside there are a number of drinks deals exclusive to “BakeBoxers”, which include £10 bottles of house red/white wine, £3.50 on Becks & Corona and £4.50 house double spirits & mixers, further info out & available at https://facebook.com/events/456356457765905/ &/or https://facebook.com/bakeboxsoho.
So, we reach our fourth Best Bite and, surprisingly for some, land on Matinee which returns to London this Saturday (13th April) with its “Starship” party, surely set to see host venue Fire a complete roadblock and, potentially, uncomfortable with it. Indeed, we have stated our case against the venue as the right place for this Spanish superclub & global brand giant, not least that Matinee is famed for its flamboyant & huge production, the arched nature of Fire just not right. But it seems that the London promotions team are intent on continuing the matinee story here and one thing that we cannot deny is its sheer popularity, hence that we felt it should be included here. And, true to form with the matinee top brass, they are flying across one of their main resident super star D.J.’s to headline this London event, Lydia Sanz very much part of a team that has recently expanded, Lydia having become more popular across Europe in recent months, hence why she is being used more & more often as part of the touring team. But the list of D.J.’s extend much further, Matinee London landing some of its top residents for this “Starship” event, D’Johnny, Gonzalo Rivas and Jamie Head joining Lydia in the Fire main room, while Massimo Paramour and Maze & Masters sort he sounds in the second Mirrorarch space, while across in the third, lounge room, its Rob Sykes, Zach Burns & Fabio Luigi that offer something delightfully different to the full-on main room. As for the production/, well expect the usual Matinee thrills & spills, even if the stage has nowhere near that impact “Starship” deserves, while we are sure the dancers with be dressed to the high nines in space themed costumes to make up for the lack of stage space. In terms of the event detail, Matinee “Starship” takes place this coming Saturday (13th April) at Fire in Vauxhall, doors opening at 11 p.m. and the party running through to a planned 7 a.m. finish, although with Beyond (the official “Starship” afterparty) opening its doors at the early time of 3.am., we reckon it may drain Fire earlier than the Matinee team would like. In terms of tickets, you can grab yours online at http://orangenation.co.uk priced at a hefty £15, while Soho outlets Prowler & Clone Zone are also selling, the advance way the best way to go, as queues to get in are likely to be lengthy & slow, while keep your eyes peeled once in for special entry passes to Beyond, further info & the latest news on Matinee “Starship” up at https://facebook.com/matineelondon.
Well, that’s just about it for this our first Best Bites newsletter in a number of weeks and while we remain too unwell to step out, we hope we have given you a diverse enough choice of where to lay your hat this Saturday particularly. But whatever you do and wherever it finds you, have a great weekend and remember, to “Be There!” you need to Go There!”. (DISCO MATT)
We hadn’t eaten for a while, so we were hungry, hungry for a banquet of bountiful beats and what better place to satisfy our appetite than the delicious DISH, this magnificent mover & shaker on the scene celebrating its first birthday. But did we have our cake & eat it? Or were we left with an irritable bout of overeating indigestion?
Having trodden many clubbing boards during our times back home in South Africa, across in continental Europe and right here in London, we can count ourselves extremely fortunate to have encountered some of the best brands, the most prolific parties & exceptional events over the years, a collection that would take up a whole paragraph if we were to list them chronologically or otherwise, some sticking out in our minds more than others. Yet while Antwerp, Brussels, Cape Town, Paris & Rome would feature large, it is here in the capital where we would find the lion’s share of that lengthy list, such has been the diversity of the scene, club owners & promoters seeming to cater for every taste, sometimes all too often leaving us spoilt for choice in where to hang our hat or left with the difficult decision who to favour & who we would disappoint. But while we have gravitated towards the more popular places, in recent months driven by certain D.J.’s & clubbing characters, we have always attempted to spread our support right across the scene, sometimes stepping outside of our clubbing comfort zone to sample the true diversity that the capitals clubbing circuit has boasted, Shoreditch one such example of the out of the box expedition, our strange psyche saying that, in distance terms, it is a step too far, yet with a melting pot of magnificent meets, not least a delicious monthly delectation, tempting us to take the trip, this situ having left smiling & satisfied when we have made the rare effort venture forth.
So, spreading our clubbing wings in the direction of Shoreditch for the first time this year, fulfilled a promise that we would put our money where our mouth was and pay a visit to something different to the same old, same old, the likes of what has become boring Beyond, monotonous Matinee & waning WE, all falling from our favour, not that the latter two brands were offering anything in January, while in terms of what was our favourite afterhours, was leaving a bitter taste in our mouth with its maddening “Midnight” meets. And having reengaged on previous promises and with its first birthday looming, we were determined to delight in DISH, the clubbing creation of Tom Stephan & Borja Pena, this monthly meet a product of the demise of the former & fabulous MEAT, Tom particularly keen to maintain the momentum but give DISH a delightful format twist, the home of East Bloc on Shoreditch retained, but the D.J. line-up and music much more in the mix. Indeed, building on the success of the former, DISH has, during its first year in operation, attracted one of the most diverse & up for it crowds the east end has seen, many people, like us, used to Vauxhall, switching to Shoreditch to support Tom, Borja & the whole team, not least that the atmosphere, the music & the overall experience delivered delightful difference in bucket loads, while evoking clubbing times of past, references made to the days of Crash common place n comments & feedback finding its way to us.
With this convincing case cast, we headed out into the cold, but glad in warm clothing, the journey which we were convinced was a long one, actually only took thirty minutes, door to door, the destination door being East Bloc on City Rd and a welcome from the venue promoter & top cheese Wayne Shires, while a quick check in the list saw us down into DISH in a trice, a considerable crowd having already gathered, hinting towards a heaving happening in the cavernous club. So, we were pleased we had made it in before midnight, quickly grabbing some refreshments at the bar & finding our spot by the edge of the main room dancefloor, this proving a perfect vantage point to peer at proceedings without plunging into the pack of party people that were joyously jiving to the brilliant beats of Borja, his collection of tunes that were clearly captivating the clubbing collective in front of him, the mix of music on the lighter side of funky & tech house, with dollops of nu & retro disco an absolute delight. Indeed such was his scintillating style, we were quickly smiling like a Cheshire cat, not least that this was the first formal & exemplary evidence that DISH had a delightful difference to MEAT, he music make-up much more up our sounds street, while the whole feel of the club was already so much more friendly than those same old, same old outings we mentioned earlier.
Now we were set fair to sink into the full splendour of the three roomed course of cavorting DISH was serving up, although our initial tour around the club was momentarily yet marvellously halted by Tom Stephan who was clearly pleased as punch we had finally made it down, we returning his warming welcome with a flood of compliments on his clubbing concept that has & remains the talk of the town, as well as proving a resounding success. And as we then headed off to the second space, it was clear that virtually every nook & cranny of East Bloc was filling out with fervent followers, our arrival finding the room wall to wall with revellers soaking up the side dish of sounds from the dynamic duo of Mark Ashley Dupe & Scott Webster, while we had a particular penchant for the compact & aptly called “Pudding” third room, Cathal’s characterful collection of tunes keeping us away from the main room longer than planned. But with the call of review duty, we were soon back on our spot, although within a room that was packed out even more than before, familiar faces beginning to appear by the lorry load, giving the party a even more friendlier feel with every passing minute, Tom now in charge of the tunes and treating us to his trademark underground style of sound, part of the package that was seeing DISH evoke days of old but with a modern & new twist, the inevitable comparisons with Crash both in terms of amazing atmosphere & decadent delight.
So, it was now time to take up our spot by the D.J. booth we squeezing into the one remaining space where we found yet more familiar faces, not least Cliff from Q.X., birthday girl Andrea Drudikova and here bevy of boys, while it would be the arrival of Nick Tcherniak that would transform our evening ecstatically, it being such a long time since we had caught up with this charming chap, we quickly taking the opportunity for a boogie with this brilliant bloke before retreating to the bar for the first of a round of refreshments and a proper catch up on club meeting opportunities missed. However, having found a much sought after & in demand quite spot to sit & chat, it wasn’t long before we were back by the D.J. booth, Nick keen to help Andrea celebrate her birthday in style and we also wanting to engulf ourselves his her enigmatic energy, our enjoyment slightly impaired by the arrival of our once clubbing companion, Stephen, although we were not going to let him spoil proceedings, Tom’s terrific tunes seeing to that in an instant, while with Borja in close call, this DISH first birthday bash was going from strength to strength. And with thoughts far away from our usual scene stomping ground, we were smarting in the splendour of this Shoreditch spot & the scintillating sounds of this marvellous meet’s prolific players, all proving that there is clubbing life beyond those borders of Albert embankment & South Lambeth road. With our stay extending well past three, we were tempted to stay right till the 6 a.m. finish, although the comfort call of home drawing us away from the amazing main room action, we made a final quick tour of DISH’s other two spaces, just like the room we had vacated, both still packed & pumping, we satisfied with our lot, so gracing our exit from this enthralling event.
So, what made DISH so delightful?, did we have our cake & eat it? or were we left with an irritable bout of overeating indigestion? Well, to answer the first of our three questions, while the inevitable comparison with Tom Stephan’s previous party MEAT was in our mind for the first few moments following our arrival, it became quickly clear that this brilliant brand of Borja’s & Tom joint creation had its our captivating character, proved every bit as popular as one the it replaced and is , without doubt, a real gem in the East Bloc clubbing crown calendar, Wayne Shires surely more than satisfied with the outcome of this prolific party & its first birthday bash particularly. As for having our cake and eating it, you bet we did, the captivating three roomed course superb sound servings making this a stand-out shindig that is proof of the pudding of its popularity, its alternative label cast by certain quarters of the press unfounded in each & every respect, especially given the east meets west crowd & everyone between, we sinking into each & every slice of this scene splendour superbly. Indeed, with DISH being so delightful we would have been more than happen to act like Oliver and ask for more, not overeating of this outing quite possible, so no bout of irritable indigestion, rather an ample appetite for this amazing & audacious action, filling us with a fabulous feeling that only a very small handful of clubs have achieved. So, if you haven’t yet delved into the delight of DISH, we cannot recommend enough that you make next month’s meet a massive mark in your dance diaries, while, given just what a tremendous time we had, it won’t be long before we are back too. (DISCO MATT)
Back in the driving seat, we kick off our new phase of features with the first in a series of “Pick of The Day” posts, our choice for today (Sat 9th March) going to DISH, which takes place at East Bloc in Shoreditch, event details a “Pick of The Day” banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while we prelude this party beneath.
Now well into its first full year of frolicking, DISH has certainly served up some sumptuous soiree’s since it started out last January, co-promoters Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo) & Borja Pena having created an uncomplicated clubbing concept that draws in the stylish Shoreditch set along with east end girls, west end boys and pretty much a marvellous mixture between, even the cream of the Vauxhall clubbers, all who have & continue to crave for something much more delightfully debaucherous to in monotony norm. And DISH delivers, not just in this department, but has enthrallingly re-emulated the feel of London clubbing from the halcyon underground days of Crash, yet has a terrifically modern twist to it, served through the sounds of its three course room menu of marvellousness that is the enigmatic East Bloc, a compactly cavernous yet characterful club that has spearheaded a movement from south to east.
So, it pretty much goes without saying that DISH gets our vote not just today, but any day, while QX magazine has been quoted as saying of “…the best thing to happen to the gay scene since Freddy Mercury cruised at the Colherene…” and Tom & Borja concur, saying “…we couldn’t have put it better ourselves!…”, adding “…this month we offer you a brand new side dish consisting of the tantalizing Tamer Wilde and the delectable Daniel Delay. Mmm Mmm Good! Head chef Tom Stephan is back in the booth with his partner Borja Peña cooking up the finest beats in town!…” and finishing off my roll calling the revellers when they shout out “…Get yourself on down to DISH and grab a bite!!…”. And, as much as we hear their cry and would love to be there, we are still convalescing from a period of still unexplained & diagnosed illness that stretch back to our Antwerp trip, so will have to graciously sit this one out. However, we reckon that DISH is THE place to be & be seen on the scene this Saturday night, so get your dancing shoes on, dress to dare and head to East Bloc for this fabulous three course frolic, further event details, including D.J. line up’s, hosts, opening times & door taxes, a click away at https://facebook.com/events/428252740589797/, remembering that, to “Be There!” you need to “Go There!” (DISCO MATT)
As the Deelooded day draws captivatingly close, we follow up our preview, “Making Majestic Moves” with the latest news on this Eastside event, including the announcement of the second space line-up, while also recapping on the important info ahead of this must be seen on the scene spectacle.
We just love it when a clubbing event causes the kind of excitement that sends our senses soaring and our arteries bursting with anticipation, evoking the days of our youth when each & every weekend would rear these reactions, while we treasure these magical moments which these days, are sadly seldom. However, in Deelooded “Eastside” we have one such example that has created a real buzz in our body, perhaps exacerbated by the majestic moves & considerable changes the club is making, not least switching from the same old same old south, to the brave new wonderful world that is East. And with Shoreditch already a melting pot of alternative & in-vogue parties, the likes of DISH, Gutterslut, SOS & WAR attracting the kind of crowds that wouldn’t be out of place in Soho, plus with nearby Kings Cross hip & happening hangout, The Egg, transcending the hetro/homo divide, Deelooded, in situating itself in Shoreditch, is finding itself very much the centre of attention. So, in true to form style of this marvellous meet, the team behind the most talked about club of 2012, is charting its new chapter in clubbing, doing exactly what it did when it launched, turning heads, wagging tongues & creating a scene stir that other clubs & events must surely look onto with envy.
Having gone into dynamic detail about Deelooded in our preview “Making Majestic Moves”, one well worth a read at http://discomatt.com/web/?p=6708, as the day for this brilliant brands “Eastside” event draws close, this coupled with the formal press release of the line-up for this Sunday soiree’s second space, we thought we would, in addition to sharing this latest announcement, recap on some of the important info of this must be seen on the scene spectacle. So to that second space news and an announcement that pretty much confirms what we deluded (no pun intended) to in our preview, the line-up is however boosted by a back-to-back duo direct from Deelooded’s old stomping ground, while this second space at “Eastside” will now very much be the domain of Dupé, that’s Mark-Ashley Dupé, the heavenly host that has been with Deelooded from the start and has amassed networking skills that see him as a significant Shoreditch scenster. And “Dupés Deelooded Den” is an extension of Dupés Den Presents, a polysexual promotional events brand founded in the heart of East London by Mr Dupé, the team telling us that “…he will be taking over Room 2 at Xoyo, with hot urban house D.J.’s Dayne Harper, Tom Frankel & Maze & Masters providing all the bass & beats that are keeping this new vibrant London club scene funky & fresh with a deelooded twist..”
So, with that dynamic duo Maze & Masters confirmed, it’s worth running back over the rest of the D.J. line up, one which should see Deelooded packed & pumping like never before, the headline act, in our books at least, surely being Boy George, this a-list star of the music scene obviously famous for his chart topping hits with Culture Club in the 80’s, while his more recent career behind the decks has seen him play in some of the biggest clubs in the world. However, being a close friend of Fat Tony’s has seen this true superstar play at a number of gigs in Vauxhall, he having featured most recently for Deelooded’s “Coz Not Everything Is Black & White”, while he also rocked the “Royally” romp in June, as well as helping the club launch new venue Covert (Deelooded’s former home) at the beginning of May. So, you could be mistaken for him being a fully fledged resident and, in some ways he is, while Tony does like to mix it up a bit, although is sticking safe with other regulars Tom Stephan, Jodie Harsh, both familiar faces in Shoreditch Tom having promoted, alongside Kris D Angelis, the marvellous meet, Meat< which he neatly followed with DISH, while Jodie plays for Tom’s clubs and was at the centre of the Meat off-shoot, Downtown., this queen of the socialite scene naturally an integral promotional part of Soho’s Room Service, while featuring regularly at East Bloc’s Friday frolic, Super Electro Party Machine. Add to that, Hannah Holland, a true east end influence who is a brilliant & brand new addition to the Deelooded team and we reckon Tony has scored a heavenly house music hat trick with this five-a-side winning main room team (George, Jodie, Hannah, Tom & Tony).
Well that’s the D.J. line up, so let’s recap on the event information, Deelooded “Eastside” taking place on Sunday 10th February, so a switch from Saturday’s, the timing also changing to the t-dance traditional 4 p.m. till 1 a.m., the other big change of course, being the move to Shoreditch and the hi-tech industrial warehouse venue Xoyo, which nestles just south of Hoxton on Cowper St. (full address 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP). As for admission, we are still awaiting news of advanced ticket options, although with just over two weeks to go, we suspect it’s an entry on the door arrangement, that price at least confirmed as a very reasonable £6 before 8 a.m. or £8 thereafter, as long as you are accompanied by a flyer or ad, while we suspect standard door taxes will be between £10 & £12 accordingly. So, the place to watch for pre event ticket ordering is Deelooded’s page at https://facebook.com/deelooded, while we will, naturally, bring you the news as soon as its hits, the addition of new host Daniel Lismore & his pulling power, combined with all the networking skills Fat Tony, Jodie Harsh, Tom Stephan and the dynamic draw of Boy George, hinting to a word of warning as we reckon you will need to be at the door by four to secure your entry, the queue of clubbing clamberers’ likely to stretch a country mile down Cowper St and beyond come five of six.
So, with our anticipation in the ascendency, our expectations heading for eruption and our excitement close to fever pitch, we can say with complete conviction that Deelooded is a date in our disco dance diary that sends every other into the shade in comparison, meaning come rain or shine, hook or crook, we will, and you should also “Go There! Be There!” (DISCO MATT)
It was the soiree sensation of 2012, turning heads & wagging tongues even before the actual launch in February, while true to form in 2013, the divine Deelooded is doing it again, making majestic moves out east, throwing the cat amongst the pigeons and creating a scene shake-up stir, we looking at this brilliant brand & it’s “Eastside” event in our first preview of the year.
We have so often said that if we had a penny for the sheer volume of club launches we have seen come & ago, some with alarming speed, we would not just have pennies, but pounds enough to fill a jam jar & more, while of all those pounds that we could have amassed, just a few remain today after all the years we have been circulating the capitals circuit, Beyond being one, Orange another and A:M a third, all surviving well beyond the so called seven year itch. However, more recent additions to the dynamic & diverse scene that is London, continue to make their mark, Room Service, Gigolo & WAR, three examples, while just this last weekend, we helped DISH celebrate its first birthday and, given its success, should be celebrating the second in a year or so. Indeed, as for second’s, one of the biggest import successes of late has been the Spanish splendour that is WE, the “Formula 2” anniversary back in December proving just what a prolific &popular party it is, while this coming weekend, a shindig on a smaller scale also marks its second birthday, Jim Warboy’s SOS celebrating in style at the enthralling East Bloc. So talking of East and talking of recent additions, there is a club brand that has been turning heads & wagging tongues since its start back in February last year and looks set to create as much of a stir twelve months on with a majestic move out east, also switching from a Saturday to a Sunday, a change of location, of venue and of appeal set to send this club on a soaring course of success.
Deelooded has certainly created a stir on the scene, this brilliant brand having gained considerable kudos even before it opened its doors at Factory in Vauxhall almost a year ago now, a rundown space that was soon converted into what we now know as Covert, the eye catching Deelooded advertising campaign certainly turning those heads more than any other club launch we can think of, and we have seen a lot in our time. The brainchild of Fat Tony, a scene figure that has gained iconic (some would say legendary) status over the years, Trade having propelled him into the eyes of the world, while T.V. documentary appearances and regular inclusions in the press have kept this colourful character in the scene spotlight for as many moons as we have been circulating clubs. But with his Deelooded creation, Tony had his the first full-on promotion that he could call his own, his involvement with many others, Orange included, along with his extensive portfolio of D.J. gig appearances, as well as scores of scene connections, placed Deelooded in a very powerful pulling position from the off, the tongue in cheek poke at celebrities & stars, not just of the clubbing scene, but much further afield, attracting plenty of attention and setting the club on a course that would see a sequences of successes from February through November last year. Indeed, with an a-list of scene D.J.’s having played for Deeloooded, Superchumbo, Danny Rampling & Boy George included, plus with the likes of Kate Moss & Jake Shears having paid visits, the club has certainly made its mark magnificently.
So what of that string of successes in 2012? Well, the launch night on 25th February at Factory was an absolute roadblock affair, by all accounts queues stretching close to Vauxhall tube station, such was the desire of droves to be at what was THE place to be & be seen on the scene, Tony & his terrific team transforming the rather squalid space into something quite special, this pulsating party followed by a repeat roadblock performance on May Day bank holiday weekend, while just a month later the brand was royally Deelooded, joining the while country in celebrating the wedding of Will & Kate. And the strength of these successful showings remained in the marvellous marketing deployed well in advance of outings, Tony always armed with Deelooded stickers at each & every club he played, while that playful poke at people also ensured it remained a focal attention grabber, even we getting the “Deelooded” label across a score of social networking pages. But the success story continued deep into the summer, the “Cos Everything’s Not Black & White” benefitting brilliantly from that amazing advertising placement campaign that the club had become so adept at, while capturing the mood of the moment in August, as Olympic Games fever swept across London, its “Let the Games Commence” event boasted its own team of dynamic D.J. athletes, Pagano among them, while others in this resplendent run have included Jodie Harsh & Smokin Jo, Tony also pushing new talent Matt Bogard into the spotlight, along with established others like La Gosse & Guy Williams.
Yet, as big a splash & as a much a resounding success Deelooded had proven to be in that run between the launch in February & the amazing August outing, it seemed that the promotional wheels came off a little, the usual advanced advertising & propelling of the next party, “Fake Realness”, noticeably absent. So, even to he untrained eye, there was definitely destablising forces distracting Deelooded from doing what it did best, sods law for us, as this would be our first appearance at the brilliant brand, although with a sterling set performance from Danny Rampling, an equally entertaining evening among many friends & familiar faces, Jamie Head’s second space showing a heavenly highlight, we had a good enough time. However, over & above those discontented distractions, there was a feeling that the Deelooded head of success steam was running out, a turnout that fell short of expectations signalling the need to change, we having been privy to plans from the clubs promoter to switch from south to east, his aim quite clear, to put this brilliant brand in amongst what has clearly become an artisan alternative scene spot, the likes of East Bloc, The Dalston Superstore & The Joiners Arms attracting a clubbing crowd that has made Shoreditch the latest marvellous melting pot of a place to be seen. That said, Deelooded was still making its mark on mainstream clubbing, the very first day of 2013 seeing it “Take Over WE Vogue”, sporting the second space at The Coronet, the team talk back to its fabulous form, Tony remarking that “…we all know that everyone’s been dying to go to WE Party Vogue for the sole purpose of partying it up in the DEELOODED room…” adding “…we are back, fresher, more fabulous and slightly more DEELOODED than the last party…”, while eyes were already pointing towards that move out east and renewed fortunes for this faltering frolic.
So, with the Deelooded movement cast dyed, all eyes are now on the brands effective 1st anniversary event on Sunday 10th February, yes a Sunday rather than a Saturday, but a switch that we have every confidence will go down just as well as the move out east, Xoyo the new host venue, one situating in the epicentre of Shoreditch. Nestled between East Bloc to the west & The Joiners Arms to the east, Xoyo can be found on Cowper Street and is s a warehouse style venue but with a sophisticated style, a trip to http://xoyo.co.uk/ revealing more about the place & its parties, while from talking to Tony, he has is just as assured as us that it will prove as good if not a better space for Deelooded than Covert was. And, while this move of locale puts Deelooded firmly in the “East London” bracket, Tony is keen to stress that his brand is “…not just about East London, this party is about London as a whole…” adding that “,,,last year Deelooded shook up the scene, bringing east and south together in South London, now it’s about taking the best of the south and the east and taking it to a fresh venue in the east..” although we would go as far to say that this next event will attract guys & gals from the north & west too, not to mention the central Soho set, as Tony & his team set a brave new & wonderful world course for Deelooded, the PR going on to say this, “…look what the cat dragged in to 2013…” this, “…set to shake up London even more…” and this “…the cat is well and truly amongst the pigeons and the fur is gonna fly!…”.
With the PR doing the talking and the amazing advertising beginning to kick in, what of the event detail itself? Well Deelooded “Eastside”, as we have said, takes place on Sunday 10th February at Xoyo in Shoreditch and pitches its party at the t-dance timing of 4 p.m. through till 1 a.m., hence our prediction that this majestic move will prove very popular with party people & fervent followers alike, the team talk brimming confidence when they say “…Deelooded will bring a scale to the east that is rarely achieved, in a big, industrial warehouse style location, combining the fun to be had in Vauxhole with the coolness of east across 2 rooms…” that tongue in cheek reference to its former home spot, true to Deelooded form, while familiar D.J. team territory balances the switch stauts quo, Boy George, Superchumbo (aka Tom Stephan) , Jodie Harsh & Tony himself all returning for “Eastside”, while an east end influence was inevitable, Hannah Holland a welcome addition to the main room team. However, with Deelooded host of old, Mark-Ashley Dupe also hosting the second space, taking to the decks himself, along with Dayne Harper & Tom Frankel, this “Eastside” event certainly has a fresh feel to it, Daniel Lismore another ample addition to the team, he taking over the main hosting & promotional duties, while Alex Palumbo completes the lustered line-up. As for entry prices and advance tickets, we expect to receive details in the next few days, so watch this space for news, while to keep tabs, you can always visit the club’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/deelooded.
So, concurring with the clubs creator, we reckon that Deelooded, with this majestic move, has definitely put the cat amongst the pigeons and already looks like being THE place to be & be seen on the scene with its “Eastside event, meaning Sunday 10th February should be in your disco dance diary, as it is ours. (DISCO MATT)
With Orange getting a freshly squeezed citric shake-up, new promoter Fat Tony taking the helm from tonight (Sun 13th Jan), we simply had to land our “Pick Of The Day” on this clubbing institution, all the event detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while after our own party précis, we share the Boyz interview with Tony beneath.
Of all the clubbing brands that are fill out the capitals clubbing circuit calendar currently, Orange has to be the most enduring, a full fourteen years & counting seeing it still reign supreme on a Monday morning, although like many, it too has faced some challenging times in recent months. Indeed, when previous promoter Steven Sharp bowed out in favour of steering A:M & Later, Orange took a bit of a nose dive, its numbers dwindling and its direction wavering, a lack of promotional drive & enthusiasm partly to blame, the awful (and they were) advertising artwork pieces a sign that something was not right with this citric splendour of a weekly shindig. So, to the rescue has come Fat Tony, the man who was at the epicentre of its launch back in the heady days of Rotherhithe and in all the times since, he an indelible part of the D.J. residency line-up, so very much the man in the know when it comes to harnessing the historic highlights of this heavenly happening into the winning formula that used to see Fire rock towards Monday lunchtime, packed to the rafters. And with the recent success of his club Deelooded, plus the excellent work he has achieved with Gravity, handing him the Orange reigns is the best news this club has had in months, Tony very much wanting to recapture some of the magic of this Monday meet, his interview with Boyz magazine revealing all.
What’s it like taking over the reins of Orange?
For me, taking over the promotion of Orange is like coming home. I was involved right back at the start with Craig in Rotherhithe and have played at all the various incarnations and venues since
What are your thoughts on where the club is now & where you want to take it?
After 14 very successful years it has been left to its own devices a bit and is very much seen as the final destination, the last party of the weekend. I want to give it some love, rebuild and restructure the night to restore it to a prime destination club in its own right, an event that is fun, something special and unique. However, I am not kidding myself, it’s still a Sunday night/Monday morning party but I want to change it from somewhere you shouldn’t be, to somewhere you should.
What about the music?
The constant of Orange has always been the music. The main floor music is Orange; it is the brand and will be the very best in fresh & funky house, big tunes, glorious disco samples and stuff with real zest. The D.J.’s will include existing resident The Oli who is one brilliant form at the moment and Orange regular Hifi Sean, plus names like Tom Stephan, as well as loads of exciting new guests. In room two we will be doing different things, RAW will still be part of it and sometimes we will hand over the space for people to do their own thing completely, like Verity Mayes & Bryony Masters with their party, “Shame”.
Is anything else new?
I want to add fun back to the night, so the fab Glendora will be back with her own unique brand of special hostessing magic, plus there will be special guest P.A.’s and all sorts of surprises. A great club night should drag you through the front door, whirl you around the dancefloor, throw you up to the roof, bring you back down again, bounce you over the bar and then home with a huge smile on your face. My vision of Orange is a club for everyone, whether you’ve been out all weekend or just getting started.
So we reckon, with a promotional attitude and game plan like that, Orange will soon feel the force of this freshly squeezed fat style recipe, tonight the start of juicer citric splendour to come and we will be watching developments with a keen eye and even laying our hat on this happening sometime soon. (DISCO MATT)
Striding into Saturday, we are in “Pick Of The Day” mode, landing our top of the tree choice on the delicious DISH, which celebrates its 1st birthday at East Bloc tonight (Sat 12th Jan), a mains meal of music from Tom Stephan & Borja Peña, , while Mark-Ashley Dupé & Scott Webster serve the sounds sides in the second space, & Cathal & co pop it up in the pudding room, all the event detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while we re-serve slices of our Weekend Focus as Extra Bites bits beneath.
Having lauded our full Weekend Focus attention on the delectable DISH earlier this week, some of you may have missed the feature, so we thought we would re-serve some slices relevant to tonight’s event, while also summarising the event info in Extra Bite bits, pretty much like this…
“…so it would be MEAT that would propel Tom in the club promotions spotlight, at the time he running the club alongside former studio partner, a fellow D.J./Producer & club promoter, our Shoreditch son, Kris Di Angelis, the off-shoot special, Downtown, pulling in Jodie Harsh…”
“… Yet while MEAT was hugely successful, it barely ran past its first anniversary, Tom & Kris going their separate ways, Mr Stephan sticking with the winning formula that made MEAT so successful, but switching the name to DISH, a club & concept that has been running since January last year and so, naturally, this coming Saturday (11th Jan), celebrates its 1st birthday…”
“…as we have already hinted, it’s the clubs first birthday, so we highly suspect an extra cake course to add to the other three, the starters very much looked after by Maitre d’s, Laurent & Benoit who will be masterminding your safe & smooth passage through East Bloc’s doors & to your tables of fun, your servers come hosts, La Pequeña, Kane Luke, Melvin & Andrew Moore pandering to your every whim..”.
“…But DISH’s main course of music is what you will want to tuck into and what a course it is, as the mighty Superchmbo will be serving up an underground house heaven of a set to savour, he joined by Borja Pena’s who’s electro twisted & tech toned house makes for a perfect accompaniment to Tom’s brilliant beats, very much making a delightful DISH of main room music to marvel at…”
“…However, no main dish is complete without a couple of portions of sides and so across in East Bloc’s second space the team do just that with Mark-Ashley Dupé & Scott Webster sorting the sounds with two scrumptious sets, while the team tell us to expect a few surprises too…”
Introducing our Menu of signature dishes (and a few surprises on the night!)
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East Bloc, 217 City Rd, London, EC1
“…So, with DISH serving from 10.30 p.m. this Saturday (12th Jan) & running till 6 a.m., its just £7 on the door before midnight & then £10 after, while an early arrival is advised to guarantee entry to your table, while wearing a DISH t-shirt will get you in free before 12…”
Well, after all that we are feeling pretty hungry, hungry for some heavenly house music & fun filled frolicking, DISH definitely the place we will be heading to satisfy our taste-buds, so if you see us, come say hi, of course making sure that you “Go There! Be There! (DISCO MATT)
First there was MEAT and then came DISH, both the brainchild of Superchumbo, better known in London as Tom Stephan, the D.J./Producer who has successfully turned his hand to club promoting too. And as DISH turns one this Saturday (12th Jan), we thought it just & proper to parcel up our own birthday present in the form of a focus fanfare, looking at the club, some of its key players & what main’s sides & dessert to expect on Saturday.
When we look back across our times clubbing here in the capital, there are a few familiar faces that were around when we first made it big, we are talking the nineties darling, a period when Trade reigned supreme on a Sunday, Love Muscle still scored highly on a Saturday & Soho was a hot bed of activity, Substation one of THE places to be & be seen (or sometimes not depending on where in the club you were) on the scene. But the big clubbing news back then was the launch of the now legendary club Crash which was, justifiably so, the forefather of the scene that we see today down in Vauxhall, this brilliant brand’s promoter, Wayne Shires, bringing many notable names to the eyes & ears of clubbers, Steve Pitron, Jamie Head, Tasty Tim, Brent Nicholls & many more emerging stars of that time, while from day one, this underground giant sported the towering talents of one Tom Stephan, the two forming a friendship which has remained as strong some fifteen years down the line as it was around the time of Crash’s opening. And while our beloved club is no more, much other water having flown under the proverbial bridge that saw Wayne & Tom up Vauxhall sticks & head east, what they have managed to retain from those halcyon Crash days, is the sense of clubbing intrigue, excitement & anticipation, along with a cutting edge style that was the prolific package we called “Underground” back then.
So while Vauxhall under the auspices of Orange Nation has taken clubbing to a different level, heading out east to the Old Street area of Shoreditch and what you will find is a slice of south of the river nostalgia, not quite the Crash that we knew then and still look back on with fabulous fondness now, but a set up pretty similar, nowhere near the size or scale of its predecessor, but with all the enthralling elements that made Crash loved & adored by so many. And this slice of nostalgia?, Well its East Bloc of course, the compact, bijou & uber trendy underground venue on City Road which, from the outside looks pretty unassuming, yet, once down the stairs, opens out into a labyrinth of rooms & passageways that transport you from the stark city life outside, into a seductive set of spaces that intrigue & excite, the off the wall decor speaking its own statement and echoing those memories of Crash old but now very much East Bloc new. And with a family of club brands having made the place their home, despite its small size, Wayne Shires has created a club venue that had made a big impact, one very much at the core of the Shoreditch movement which gathered steams a couple of years ago and now pulls in crowds not too far removed from Room Service, Circus, & Lo-Profile (as was), while even elements of the Vauxhall crowd now make it across, the likes of Gutterslut, SOS, Songs Of Praise, & Super Electro Party Machine attracting them over.
And within all this has been the endured friendship & working relationship between Wayne & Tom Stephan, the first real step in a clubbing brand concept being Disco Fag Bar, which kind of started the whole East Bloc movement off, although it would be MEAT that would propel Tom in the club promotions spotlight, at the time he running the club alongside former studio partner, a fellow D.J./Producer & club promoter, our Shoreditch son, Kris Di Angelis, the off-shoot special, Downtown, pulling in Jodie Harsh. Yet while MEAT was hugely successful, it barely ran past its first anniversary, Tom & Kris going their separate ways, Mr Stephan sticking with the winning formula that made MEAT so successful, but switching the name to DISH, a club & concept that has been running since January last year and so, naturally, this coming Saturday (11th Jan), celebrates its 1st birthday. Indeed, we know Tom & fellow DISH promoter, Borja Pena, are excitedly expectant of an even hotter looking crowd than usual, the club having gained a ravenous reputation for pulling in stunning looking lads who are up for more than just one course of cavorting, rather taking in DISH’s scrumptious starters, marvellous mains & delicious desserts, aka the three rooms of fun that the club serves in on a prolific party platter each & every month. Plus, with the stylish west end set mixing with the east end trendies, DISH is a magnificent melting pot of a meet that marries men & music in a menu of madcap melays that has much much more, while don’t be put off with our play with words as this is not a men only club, not at all, plenty of gorge girls diving into DISH too.
So that’s DISH in a dinner plate size delectation, but what about this Saturday’s shindig? Well, as we have already hinted, it’s the clubs first birthday, so we highly suspect an extra cake course to add to the other three, the starters very much looked after by Maitre d’s, Laurent & Benoit who will be masterminding your safe & smooth passage through East Bloc’s doors & to your tables of fun, your servers come hosts, La Pequeña, Kane Luke, Melvin & Andrew Moore pandering to your every whim. But DISH’s main course of music is what you will want to tuck into and what a course it is, as the mighty Superchmbo will be serving up an underground house heaven of a set to savour, he joined by Borja Pena’s who’s electro twisted & tech toned house makes for a perfect accompaniment to Tom’s brilliant beats, very much making a delightful DISH of main room music to marvel at. However, no main dish is complete without a couple of portions of sides and so across in East Bloc’s second space the team do just that with Mark-Ashley Dupé & Scott Webster sorting the sounds with two scrumptious sets, while the team tell us to expect a few surprises too, having lamented on DISH, “…we have served you some of the tastiest parties in 2012. One roadblock after another, just stuffing our faces with the hottest boys and the most sweet ass beats London has to offer…” adding that “…on 12th January we celebrate our first birthday and our gift to you is what we’ve all been asking for- MORE!…” in what will surely prove an “…all-you-can-eat feast for your senses!…”. So, with DISH serving from 10.30 p.m. this Saturday (12th Jan) & running till 6 a.m., its just £7 on the door before midnight & then £10 after, while an early arrival is advised to guarantee entry to your table, while wearing a DISH t-shirt will get you in free before 12, further info, should you need it, out on events page http://facebook.com/events/128493743978850/.
Well, we certainly need no further convincing to head across to East Bloc & dive into DISH, meaning this Oliver will be definitely be asking for more, more & more on Saturday, so if you see us, come say hi, of course making sure you “Go There! Be There! (DISCO MATT)
There was MEAT & now there is DISH , this superb Stephan serving shindig across in Shoreditch, which takes place tonight (Sat 12th May) at East Bloc, making it to DM’s pick of day, all the detail a banner selection away opposite or an image click below, while DM dissects his DISH Weekend Focus devotion “Tasty Tom Treats” (out via direct link (http://discomatt.com/web/?p=5356) beneath.
DM dissects his DISH devotion…
“…one such key player being Tom Stephan & his latest club brand incarnation, DISH, the product of the scintillating success that was MEAT, a clubbing event that heralded this new era that East Bloc has been the centre off & linked up with the likes of Room Service to shake the foundations of some of their Vauxhall counterparts, or at least make them wake up & smell the roses of their complacency. And while MEAT, as popular as it was, may have been laid to rest in what was a relatively short existence, Tom’s penchant for promoting a prolific party has not waned and DISH, which was launched back at the beginning of the year, has quickly followed in the footsteps of the former, its recipe of success being that umber underground & edgy feel, intermixed with a marvellous mixture of music genres, in surroundings & a scenery that break the boundaries or normality & head you in to bawdry, decadence & debauchery, harping a little back to those pioneering days of Crash, days that Mr Stephan was very much a part of, along with his promoter pal & close friend Wayne Shires, while this video clip is as good an intro the brand & this upcoming event as any…”
“… now all that’s left to do is delight on the DISHY detail of his magnificent meal of a meet, Saturday (12th May) the day, or is that the night, as host venue East Bloc’s doors open for the event at 10.30 p.m., entry a mere £7 before midnight, while it rises to £10 thereafter, this getting you in for the full six/seven hours as the clubs runs through to a planned 6 a.m. finish., the DISH door in the capable hands of fabulous French’s Laurent & Benoit, while inside your hosts La Pequeña, Melvin and Kane Luke, will help inject heaps of horse-play as well as serving up suitable tasty treats to keep you on top form from start to finish, that along with Tom’s now trademark art installations to keep your eyes on, while resident DISH go-go’s Fer & Claudio will certainly be turning & even popping out an eye or two (well many more we think) in a series of deliciously debaucherous dance delectations to delight. And with more info up at http://facebook.com/DISHLONDON, it’s also worth paying a visit to the clubs Tumblr page at http://dishlondon.tumblr.com/, where you can get to see some of the unedited images for this latest event, along with video & podcast links a-plenty…”
So, as we forge a path for East Bloc tonight, very much in review mode, you can keep up with the live action by following our nibble size tweets at http://twitter.com/discomatt, we sure to be making the most of all three courses of musical mayhem at this place to be & be seen on the scene on Saturday, leaving us to simply say, make sure you “Go There! Be There!” (DISCO MATT)