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Nick Warren GU Album Launch and Twisted Melon 3rd Birthday party Jamm 11th June 2005

Nick Warren Global Underground Album Launch and Twisted Melon 3rd Birthday party.

Room 1:
Nick Warren, Phil K, Twisted Melon (Jay Grant & Warren Mooney) and Nick Liousias (Silver Planet)
Room 2:
Ben Clarke and Francis Mallinson, Steve Saw and John Bond (Motion)

I had decided before arriving for the London Calling weekend that I would go to the Nick Warren GU Launch party, irrespective of the venue itself. So it was just a matter of finding out where Jamm was. Located in Brixton, it was about 5 miles away from Earl's Court and so yet another 20 taxi journey (I had left it too late to use the Tube).

Normal price on the door was 15 but the London Calling concession price was 10, which is pretty good considering it was London on a Saturday night. The venue had 2 rooms, with the GU/Twisted Melon party being held in the larger room. 

Room 2 was more like a bar with the bigger room 1 set up as the club section of the venue with a large open dance floor and a bar down one side. There was nothing original or special about the club's design, but with Phil K and Nick Warren on the decks, I was anticipating an enjoyable night ahead.  Tunage-wise, if my memory serves me correctly (lol!), it was mostly a prog house affair, but some quality tunes nonetheless.  Warren did try to play darker for a period dropping in the likes of Nathan Fake, but the Jamm crowd didn't appear to be ready for the darker sound.  Warren anticipated this and quickly reverted to tunes of a more uplifting nature.

I do have one major gripe about the venue itself though, and that is the sound system, which quite honestly was well below the standards I would normally expect for such a club night. I'm pretty sure Nick Warren and Phil K will have been none too impressed with it either.  After a while it irritated me so much that I wandered about the dance floor until I found the optimum place to stand.  It also caused me to leave as soon as Warren's set was finished, even though I had planned to stay until the 6am finish.

So on reflection, a good night although a disappointment that it was tarnished somewhat by the poor sound system, which was in complete contrast to the top tier sound system that I had experienced the previous night in Fabric.

Source: djpromoter - added 16 June 2005


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