Jammy’s Jaunts: 05.05 – 07.05 – Void, Elsewhere & 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 special Bank Holiday jaunt at ‘Void’ with Kontrol Room, Ben Klock and Tommy Four Seven, ‘Elsewhere’ in Reading and Jaded feat the Watergate afters at Cable.

Hey and welcome to Jammy’s Jaunts! A weekly round-up of my weekend’s proceedings. This week was all about old friends, current friends and new friends! This weekend started off with the very special VOID party at 1001 in Shoreditch which ran from 12.30 Sunday afternoon all the way till 10am Monday morning, you do the maths! Been waiting for this party ever since the lineup was released and we were not disappointed in the slightest! The main attraction was Berghain resident Ben Klock alongside home talent in the form of Tommy Four Seven! I started off at VOID around 2pm and caught my good friend Ashley Borj warming up proceedings. I remained there for a few hours and left to head to Reading. The reason for this was to support old friends of mine who I used to go out with regularly a few years ago. They have created a new daytime party called ‘Elsewhere’ (Matt Powell and Daniel Plume) focussing on House and Deep House music. It was nice to see familiar faces again and the vibe they created was pretty special. Both of them played alongside Adam Jaworski and Daniel Smallbone. As part of my whistle stop tour, I stayed there for a few hours to show good support and then zipped straight back up to London for next part of VOID!

Heading to London around 1030pm, I was greeted by an incredible queue to get into 1001. It stretched all the way to where the Big Chill Bar was situated. It was obvious how busy this night was going to be and security at 1001 did their best to stop overcrowding. However the wait was long and the queue simply was not moving. There was an issue with the security allowing people in and this was notified and VOID were on the case! Eventually, security at the main entrance sent people around the side of 1001 and after a good 30-40 minutes, we were inside! As I entered 1001, I was hit by the sheer sound of techno perforating my eardrums! I entered as my good friend of many years, Jay Clarke was playing. He kept the flow going in 1001, and this was a real treat! As well as the main room, there was also music being played in the front room from midnight – 6am. The set times are as follows. Main Room:  12:30 – 14:00 Johnny Wrong, 14:00 – 15:30 Ashley Borj, 15:30 – 17:00 David Chung, 17:00 – 18:30 Simon Brandreth, 18:30 – 20:00 Gareth Wild, 20:00 – 21:30 Billy Allen, 21:30 – 23:00 Maker + Meyer, 23:00 – 00:30 Jay Clarke, 00:30 – 02:00 Kontrol Room, 02:00 – 04:00 Tommy Four Seven, 04:00 – 08:00 Ben Klock, 08:00 – 10:00 Ben Klock B2B Randolph. For the front room, 00:00 – 01:30 XI, 01:30 – 03:00 Tom Scratch, 03:00 – 04:30 Tom Duncalf, 04:30 – 06:00 Emily Goddard.

As the night proceeded, ‘Klock O’Klock!’ as many people referred to, was approaching! Excitement was in the air and one of the performances of the night in my opinion was Kontrol Room (Chris Page and Dave Johnys). The energy and power of their performance was truly exceptional and by the way they were dancing, it really looked like they were smashing it! Even got a cheeky sticker from them! By then 1001 was completely rammed and Tommy Four Seven took to the stage, 2 hours of stomping techno of the highest quality was heard and all that was left was Ben Klock to enter the frame. As he arrived the crowd grew with anticipation! He was led backstage in the chill out area where, I and most of the VOID crew were chilling. In my excitement to get a picture with Ben, I realised that my phone was nearly dead and had to power to take the photo! Damn iphones! Oh well, it wasn’t to be. Finally he started his set and for the next 4 hours, it was just what everyone wanted and expected! Massive respect to Randy for bringing this dream to reality! I bowed out at 815 am and I was completely in my element and felt thoroughly satisfied… Until the Jaded afters!

The Watergate afters at Jaded did not disappoint! Sources tell me that is was extremely busy and it showed, with over 1000 people attending in the morning! Resident Raymundo Rodriguez played all morning long after a cameo appearance from Mouj. The real highlight was in the main room with Secret Guests… Pan-Pot and Marco Resmann. Proper groove in the main room was made even more special by the immense power of the soundsystem which was definitely tweaked, as it was one of the loudest I have ever heard it! Music in both rooms again was truly special and week after week, it just gets better! 1000 + can’t be wrong eh?! Well what an incredible weekend! Hope you guys enjoyed! Until next time! Peace!