Jammy’s Jaunts: 07.09 – 08.09 Stroboscopic Artefacts Showcase, Zombie Soundsystem and Cartulis Day!

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 jaunts at

Hey and welcome back to Jammy’s Jaunts! I had a few weeks off for the summer holiday and now I’m back!

This is a tribute to baby Amelie! 🙂

This is the weekly round-up of my weekend’s proceedings. This weekend consisted of the Stroboscopic Artefacts showcase, Zombie Soundsystem and Cartulis Day.

So to start off the weekend, I started my Jaunts on Friday evening at Rhythm Factory for the Stroboscopic Artefacts (SA) showcase featuring Xhin and Lucy alongside Weekend Circuit found Michael Wells and EarToGround head Gareth Wildey. Set times were:
Gareth Wild 22:00 – 01:00
Michael Wells 01:00 – 02:00
Lucy 02:00 – 04:30
Xhin 04:30 – 07:00.

I arrived at the venue at around midnight and caught the last part of Gareth Wild’s set and the place was slowly beginning to fill up. The Rhythm Factory is a difficult place as it’s situated in Whitechapel, a bit further out than the usual Shoreditch places that people usually frequent. However it does fill quickly as I found out, when I went to the History of Detroit nights there a few months ago.
So as Gareth Wild warmed up the crowd, the Techno boomed through the room and made for a great start to the night. Only one room was open and as it began to fill the atmosphere began to pick up and this was really good to see, as well as the AV visuals portraying the very excellent SA artwork and dynamics that they are known for.
Stepping up after was Michael Wells, good friend and London based producer as well as founder of Weekend Circuit. Slowly making his way into the London scene, his nights have included Derrick May, Dario Zenker as well as Fabrizio Maurizi.
Next up for Weekend Circuit will be Sebo K, so look out for that! A very talented DJ and one to look out for! Only playing for one hour he blended his own type of Techno to the crowd and by then they were really up for it! Always good to see a fresh new DJ breaking through in London and one for my list too!

By then Lucy and Xhin had arrived and the crowd were eagerly anticipating to hear what they had to offer. Lucy came on and he started off really well. It wasn’t Techno that he played, but more so an ambient set with Techno influences which really distinctive and different to hear. Just as I saw his debut in Fabric a few months back, he had a stool with him and DJed whilst sitting on it, very different indeed! I’m sure it can get tiring standing up for so long having to DJ and concentrate and do all those many things you have to do to play the best set you can!

Last but not least was Xhin who I was most looking forward to seeing all evening. I missed him at the SA showcase back at Corsica Studios last year and I was determined not to miss a second of his set and he really went for it! I was very impressed from start to finish. He even managed to drop in ‘Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence’ near to the end of his set which was a real crowd pleaser! Definitely the best set of the night and such a nice and down to earth guy after speaking to him. Definitely a DJ to go and see play if you like Techno and never seen him play before. A great Friday night for Techno in London!

On Saturday was return of Shane Watcha’s Zombie Soundsystem with DJ W!ld headlining. This time taking place in West London at Westbourne Studios. A new place for their night and somewhere different from the norm. The venue in my opinion was good and has loads of room for potential. A wide expanse was met by a real friendly crowd which filled the main dancefloor with a really nice chillout area at the back. Last time I saw DJ W!ld was at the summertime daytime party Spilt Milk last year and he really rocked the place and he certainly did the business this time around. Playing before him was Shane Watcha who warmed up the crowd nicely generating the feel good beats for the Zombie followers. I would definitely go back to this venue again, if another party that caught my eye was situated there. Sometimes it is nice to get out of East and South London a while, especially of you are representing a night.

Last but not least it was the next chapter in the Cartulis adventure!

Zipping down to Crucifix Lane in South London was the home of Cartulis Day. Special guest for their party this time around was Re-UP (live) and Hector (Desolat, Tsuba, One records). Set times: 23:00 – 00:30 Chris Vonzo, 00:30 – 02:00, Re-UP 02:00 – 03:00, Hector 03:00 – 05:00, Unai Trotti 05:00 – End.
Arriving at around 215am, I managed to catch some of Re-UP’s live set and it was really groovy bassline tech house and it was refreshing to hear something completely different to the Techno of the SA night and the beats of the Zombies night. As usual the Cartulis crowd were definitely up for it and the vibe was pretty cool, always nice to be amongst these people as they definitely know how to throw a party! Hector was decent, in my opinion, he played well but not totally my thing but I definitely give respect where it’s due and he knew how to work the crowd and what sorts of tracks he had to drop! At the end of the day, as long as you have fun with good people around you, that’s all that really matters and that’s what happened.
Always a good weekend in London! You can’t really go wrong and I hope the Jaunts prove this!

Have a good one! Same time next weekend? J