Jammy’s Jaunts: 14.12 – 15.12 – Plex Christmas Bash and Cartulis Day Presents Save You Records.

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 partying at in the last week… This time he spent his jaunts at The Plex and Colony Night and Cartulis day Presents Save You Records.
Hello and welcome to Jammy’s Jaunts! Your weekly clubbing review of London! Last weekend’s Jaunts consisted of the Plex, Colony and Perc Trax Christmas Bash and the very special Cartulis Day presents Save You records night. So my jaunt began on Friday evening at The Waiting Room tucked away in Stoke Newington with special guests Perc, Truss aka MPIA3 (R&S EP Launch) Tengui, Skunkrock, James Tec, MB & CB. The last Plex and Colony night I went to was with the Machine crew back in November as part of their birthday celebration at Corsica Studios, which was one of the true highlights this year. Anyone that went to that party will know what I mean!


So, on Friday I arrived there quite late and the place was the basement of what seemed to be a pub. As we descended down the small narrow stairs, the room opened up into a pretty cool wide square space, with red moody lights with the bar at one end and the DJ booth at the other. It kind of reminded me of a much wider Public Life, but this place didn’t really have a decent soundsystem, considering the fact that Truss was absolutely smashing the place to pieces by the time me and my mates got there. I really enjoyed the venue and the place was rammed and hot and sweaty, but room was found near the DJ booth which was probably the best place to hear the music without the distortion!



It was nice to see Truss play out, as I think this was the first time I have heard him play as this alias. All the other times have been as MPIA3 and both are equally as good as each other in my opinion. The atmosphere was nice and intimate and by looking at things, there seemed to be about 100 people there all having an amazing time listening to top quality techno especially when he smashed out Spastik – Plastikman, always a great track to get the crowd buzzing! Next up was Perc, only caught him twice this year, with the last time at the Dystopia night a few months back. He followed from Surgeon and he was pretty incredible with his own take on twisted hypnotic techno loops! This time around he closed the night and again he was very good, as you would expect from the Perc Trax boss. Definitely worth seeing play out if you have the chance to. You will be thoroughly impressed, a worthy recommendation! So it all, a very good short but sweet Friday jaunt!


Next up on Saturday was the next instalment of the very popular night at Crucifix Lane: Cartulis Day. This time around, Cartulis Day were proudly presenting Save You Records. Playing for them were the heads: Rob Bradley and Adam Firman as well as Spilt Milk hero Marc Ashken, Clement Meyer and headliner Jay Tripwire. Also playing was resident and founder: Unai Trotti. Set times were Unai Trotti 23:00 – 00:30, Marc Ashken 00:30 – 02:00, Jay Tripwire 02:00 – 04:00, Clement Meyer 04:00 – 06:00, DeadEcho and Adam Firman 06:00 – Close. I got there quite early on and saw the very cool warmup of Unai Trotti, which perfectly set things up for the rest of the night, and in true Cartulis fashion, the place started to fill up really nicely and by the end of his set, the place was comfortably packed. Marc Ashken was up next and was really good to see him play outside of Spilt Milk. Nice rolling tech-house which the Cartulis faithful were loving! Always a pleasure to see him playing and another DJ that I recommend that you see play, whenever you get the chance too.


By 2am, Crucifix Lane was full to capacity and it was really good to see everyone enjoying themselves and you can never have a bad crowd in there, such is a the friendly atmosphere that Cartulis brings. Jay Tripwire was next up and a new name to my DJ list of people that I have seen play this year. Originating from Vancouver in Canada, he is one of the industry’s most prolific artists around with around 10-15 remixes per year. His signature genre would be mostly focussed around Hi tek Soul, with deep Detroit soul influences. The mood and the music suited Cartulis perfectly and for 2 hours, he really showed why he is so well sought after in the industry. Perfect peak time groove and I was really pleasantly surprised with how he was playing and such a good feeling when you see and hear quality music being played! Great booking from the Cartulis crew!

Same praise has to Clement Meyer who played straight after Tripwire who continued that groove right till the end. Head of ‘Get The Curse’, his sound is very distinct and unique and he is one of the main players in France, spear heading their renewal and recently being named as ‘Best emerging talent of the French electronic scene by magazine ‘A Nous Paris’. He is also coming up with releases in the works for Magda’s Items & Things and Jennifer Cardini’s new label Correspondant. To finish things off was the Save You duo of Adam Firman and DeadEcho, two very talented DJ’s and good friends of mine. Really impressed how they finished and it was great to see how full Crucifix Lane was by the time they ended! A great time was had by all and they well and truly smashed it! Perfect way to end the jaunts! Same time, next weekend?