Jammy’s Jaunts: 11.05 – 13.05 – A History of Detroit, Hauswerk, Mooch, Jaded…

Jaunt (jônt, jänt)

n. A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing

Plain and Simple’s roving reporter/man about town and clubbing addict Jammy brings you his eye view of the events he was shuffling at in the last week… This time he spent his jaunt at ‘A History of Detroit’ at the Rhythm Factory, ‘Hauswerk’ at Russian Bar, ‘Mooch” at Basing House, and of course his weekly trip to afterhours Jaded at Cable.

Hey and welcome to Jammy’s Jaunts! A weekly round-up of my weekend’s proceedings. This weekend started in Detroit and this certainly was a night that I really couldn’t miss! The weekend started off with ‘A History of Detroit’ night at the Rhythm Factory in Shoreditch, run by a good friend of mine and DJ who plays for the night: Larry Cavelle. I arrived around 1am and the night was already rocking and obviously consisted of real raw Detroit Techno groove and was one truly for the fans! I was beaming from ear to ear! Headlining the night, this time around was DJ T-1000. Previous headliners have been ‘DJ Bone’ and the last night they had ‘Scan 7’. Considering how niche Techno is in London at this very moment in time, it’s good to see how a Detroit Techno night in London doing well. As we all know where Techno originated from! The set times were as follows: 22:00 – 23:00 DJ Mourad, 00:00 – 01:00 Larry Cavelle, 01:00 – 02.00 Tom Long, 02:00 – 04:00 Stephen Brown, 04:00 – 07:00 DJ T-1000. The night went really well and by 3am, the main room started to get busy, as the crowd waited in anticipation at the arrival of DJ T-1000. Even got to meet and say hello to him, Great guy and extremely humble so pretty chuffed either way. I eventually bowed out around 6am after a great Friday evening.

The weekend didn’t stop there! Apart from the usual warehouse parties that I like to go to, I also like to visit small intimate places and support great local talent. This came in the form of the Hauswerk (Neil and Nic) at the Russian Bar. Headlining for their night was none other than, Chris Stanford, head of EarToGround and Quantize and probably one of London’s greatest underground talent in the House and primarily Techno scene at this moment. The night started off slowly and eventually a good crowd was built up in Russian Bar. Chris Stanford played from 1-3am and then Hauswerk head: Neil Catlin finished proceedings off. I left around 3am and we all headed down for a quick visit into Basing House for the night ‘Mooch’ run by Natalie Coleman. It was my first time at Mooch and the party seemed to have a good vibe. Unfortunately I wasn’t there long enough to fully appreciate the mood, but definitely next time! By then it was time to begin the afterhours silliness and I was now completely in my element and felt thoroughly satisfied as I knew that we were about to head to Jaded!

We arrived at Cable for Jaded super early and to our dismay, Cable was shut! There was no party Saturday night, for some reason, which I still am not entirely sure about. Possibly Cable just had a weekend off. Anyway the main attraction in the bar room, was the B2B extended action of Chris Stanford and Tred Benedict, infamously for his summer day time ‘Spilt Milk’ parties and his previous ‘Don’t Techno Shit!’ ones. The main room was controlled by none other than Jaded resident and ‘Mr No Sleep’ himself Raymundo Rodriguez. The main highlight after was Bushwacka! (Just Be) who closed the main room. Chris and Tred ran things and by the time it was 7am, the bar room was heaving. They really pulled the punches and definitely were pushing things to the limit and the crowd loved it too! One of my memorable B2B Jaded’s that I will remember for a long time. So big respect for that! After 6 hours of playing time, the bar room eventually closed at around 11am, and every one piled into the main room for the Bushwacka groove that infected the Jaded faithful! The music was top notch as it always is and in true Jaded style, I stayed to the end! What a weekend! Same time next weekend?! Peace!