So a bit of a disclaimer - I have, and always will have, a soft spot for this place in my heart. I've been going there for many, many years - as it was a staple place to go if you worked in the West End - it's no-frills all-spills kind of experience - you … Continue reading Venue Review – The Roxy, Rathbone Place
Picture this - you're with some of your best friends on a Night out, and one of the tracks that you all know and love starts playing. In a fit of excitement, you call your friends to the Dancefloor to grab them to start dancing. Yet, they're all on their phones, adding captions to their … Continue reading How Have Smartphones Changed Nightlife… and Dancefloors?
Last week, I was at the Brighton Music Conference Event – an event featuring lots of DJs, music promoters/makers and academies. There was a lot of interesting conferences throughout the day (I was there for at least five of them) - Future of Electronic Music, focusing on how the likes of DJ equipment is fast … Continue reading Save Nightlife Panel at the Brighton Music Conference – April 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1xe-iKfEyBA I've actually only got round to watching/reading this recently - but there's a really good feature that's come out that goes into regarding the current situation with London's Nightlife and the issues/challenges it faces:- http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2017/04/the-decline-of-londons-nightlife-who-blighted-the-night/ One really good standout article from all this is the 'Utpoia after dark: why nightlife matters' article page - … Continue reading ‘The decline of London’s nightlife: who blighted the night?’ East London Lines Feature
In the middle of Shoreditch - near Brick Lane Market/Record Shops - I was there for a Dance/House event a few weeks back, and been there previously for various events, and always a good place if around that area. The venue is split into an inside and outside area. As soon as you enter (kind … Continue reading Venue Review – 93 Feet East, Shoreditch
I've been to this place quite a bit over the past several weeks - mostly as there have been a lot of work-related conferences during the day, and during the evenings/nights they've had some special events. It's situated in the heart of Soho - ideally inbetween all good main streets/stations so really easy to get … Continue reading Venue Review – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar, Soho
I saw the above heading in the Evening Standard a few months ago, this was at the time when Printworks (a former Daily Mail-printing-press-turned-superclub) was launching. The main attraction for Printworks was that it was going to be open during the day (from 12pm to 10pm) as opposed to the all-night sessions, like all other … Continue reading The End of the 5am/6am Rave?