Jammy’s Jaunts: 14.09 – 16.09 – FOUND, Spilt Milk and The Hydra

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 FOUNDSpilt Milk and The Hydra


Hey and welcome back to Jammy’s Jaunts. This is the weekly round-up of my weekend’s proceedings This weekend consisted of the opening party Eastern Electrics club night: FOUND, the next instalment of summer daytime party: Spilt Milk and new up and coming night in London: The Hydra. So to start off the weekend, I started my Jaunts on Friday at Hidden for the opening Eastern Electrics FOUND club night. The Streets of Beige night consisted of ItaloJohnson (UK Debut – 3 Hour Set) Tony Lionni (Freerange/Madhouse/Ostgut Ton), Marco Shuttle (Eerie/Clone), Meschi (Lux Rec), Rumah (Nineteen89). Especially pleased to be covering this night as Eastern Electric asked me to cover a few of their nights and review them. Their opening night really impressed and it was something different from the norm for me. The last time I went to Hidden was for the Fachwerk night with Roman Lindau, Mike Dehnert and Sascha Rydell and the club catered well for that sound and it did the same for FOUND night. It was also refreshing for me as I didn’t know any of the DJ’s playing and the music wasn’t Techno.



The crowd was very good however and really up for it. Met loads of likeminded people and the vibe was very cool. ItaloJohnson played a very good set and a very housey with a quality groove. Toni Lionni played some great tracks but was unfortunately unable to get any of the tracks he played! A first for me this time around! The club was suitably packed and had a pretty decent soundsystem through all rooms and this showed in the Fachwerk night too. Definitely looking forward to attending more of the FOUND nights pushing forward quality nights throughout Autumn/Winter, as well as the FOUND Shoreditch Street party on 29th Sept featuring MK, Huxley, Todd Edwards, Paul Woodford and Rattus Rattus. Great Friday jaunt!

Next stop along the jaunt way on Saturday daytime was the infamous Spilt Milk party, with this time headlining: Queen of Berlin’s Panorama Bar: Margaret Dygas. A DJ that I have wanted to hear for a very long time and what a performance it really was! Supporting before her was the very talented Canary Fontaine and Zippy warming up proceedings and Marc Ashken laying it down for the Spilt Milk massive with Tred Benedict closing! Great vibes as always from Canary Fontaine, Zippy and Marc Ashken and by the time it was 6:30pm, the Dairy was packed all ready for Dygas’s 3 hour performance. It was really thoroughly enjoyable and certainly a very important highlight for Spilt Milk creator Tred Benedict waiting 4 long years to have her play at his party. Possibly up there with being one of the best Spilt Milk’s alongside the Jubilee one with Dinky, but I’m pretty sure that won’t get beaten unless the closing party goes off!



The music was just as you would have expected, if you have ever heard Dygas play and it really suited the mood of the Spilt Milk crowd and they were all up for it, with this party being the penultimate party before the closing one with Radioslave next weekend! Certainly not one to be missed and will definitely make part of my jaunts then! As the sun set and the Dairy descended into darkness the groove became more and more edgier and the beats continued to roll! A real treat for anyone to be there and it was evident from this, how respected she is in the Berlin scene and how in my opinion, underrated she really is. If you have not seen her play, definitely make the effort to see her play! A great talent!

Last but not least was The Hydra night featuring the Dial Records showcase featuring in room 1 Christian Naujoks 22:00 – 00:00, John Roberts (live) 00:00 – 01:00, Palisade (live) 01:00 – 02:00, Lawrence 02:00 – 03:00, Pantha Du Prince (live) 04:00 – 05:00, Lawrence 05:00 – 06:00. In room 2 Roman Flugel B2B Efdemin 23:30 – 04:30. Heading there around 02:30, I found myself entering what appeared to be a very hot sweatbox! Netil house is a very good venue but there was what seemed to be an air con failure which led to a lot of very sweaty people! The main room was packed and Lawrence was a real highlight. Never seen him before and he really played some great tracks. A good highlight but the one that really stood out was Pantha Du Prince. He really rocked it with his live set and this made the sweatbox slightly more enjoyable! Very interesting to see him construct his live set with all his analog machines!


The second room was quite a distance away from the main room and it took 3 flights of steps to get up there! Not what you need when you are sweating and absolutely knackered from the heat. Anyway it was great to finally reach the room as Efdemin and Roman Flugel were really outstanding! First time for me seeing Roman Flugel play and he was top class. Last time I saw Efdemin was atThe Ostgut Ton night at Cable a few months ago.The heat was bearable in here, but still really hot, uncomfortable would be the correct term and it was hard to enjoy the music. At one point the bar staff were handing out ice cubes! There was so much I could take and I stayed there for a while until making it downstairs through the hustle and bustle of the sweat messes! As I went outside to the chill out area, it was pretty much rammed the whole time I went outside and it was a real effort trying to go through the crowd, just to find a place to chill! I really hope The Hydra collective sort this issue out as many people I saw leave early due to this. Nonetheless I had a wicked weekend full of great music, great people and great fun! Same time, next weekend? 🙂