Jammy’s Jaunts: 06.10 – 07.10 – Toast Underground, Cartulis Day, Toast Afterparty.

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 Toast Underground, Cartulis Day and Toast Afterparty

Hello! Welcome to the next installment of the Jammy’s Jaunts! A weekly roundup of my clubbing exploits in London. This weekend I Jaunted at the Toast Underground 2nd Birthday, Cartulis Day London special and the Toast Underground afterparty. 
So to start off I ventured down to Hoxton Basement for the Toast 2nd Birthday. Run by Leroy Roberts and Steve Shorter, their headliners for their very special birthday was Seuil (Circus Company, Eklo, Hold Youth) Rossko (Cerca Trova, Fuse) and Claus Voightmann (Toi Toi, Hello? and Repeat). Situated in the basement just off Old Street, the vibe was already buzzing by the time I got there and the place was already very busy. It was quite hot and stuffy as you entered the place but thanks to the massive fans near the front, it wasn’t too bad. The music was very good solid rolling tech house and the crowd were very cool with lots of friendly faces all having a great time! Packed in all 4 corners with Funktion 1, the sound quality was very good for the space and size of the room and the sets of Seuil and Voightmann were real quality. Always good to hear something different from my usual tastes in Techno.

So as the night progressed the mood and the groove got better and better and I was really impressed with the quality of the DJs and the music that was being played. It’s always nice to see a young and up and coming night doing well in London trying to forge their own sound and booking top names as well as representing the sound of London and its many talented DJs. After Voightmann played, Seuil came on and in my opinion he was the highlight for me. Unfortunately I was unable to catch Rossko, but I have seen him play before and he has always impressed especially at his Cerca Trova nights. It was good to have the music all in one room rather than it being split up in different rooms which in that space is ideal as I still feel is very much underrated as a space in London. So as the party went on, the vibe continued and it was time to leave for the next Jaunt of the very successful Cartulis Day London edition!


 Heading down to London Bridge to Crucifix Lane for Cartulis Day was the next stop off. Getting there and as usual the place was packed! This time around the Cartulis crew had 2 rooms of music being played and both rooms were comfortably filled! Playing in the main room as I got there was T.W.I.C.E (Vicente Rodriguez) who I saw play at Cartulis and again he did a great job working the crowd into a frenzy! Some awesome tracks were played and I loved it. Everyone was having a great time and the Cartulis vibe was always spot on. T.W.I.C.E kept the groove going and on that Crucifix Lane soundsystem, the sound quality was pretty amazing, one of my favourite Cartulis Day so far.
Don’t forget to come down and attend the massive 12 hour 3rd birthday on Saturday 3rd November at Crucifix Lane alongside Claro Intelecto, Tom Clark, Alexkid and many others! Tickets now on RA. As TWICE finished off, the stage was set for Unai Trotti (head of Cartulis) to complete the night off and as always he was a pleasure to watch and listen to him play! Consistently good, he really topped off the night with his elegant smooth sound that filled the whole room. He knew exactly what to play and how to play and it was great to introduce a good friend who came with me, to this party. She was thoroughly impressed! To continue the party, Cartulis hosted the very special Jaded afterhours at Cable. A fantastic Cartulis and great to see so many familar faces all having a wicked time!!
Next and finally on the last trip of the Jaunts, was back to the Toast Afterparty over near Old Street. This place was the same venue which held the Rhythmatic afters a few weeks ago, which I reviewed. Heading over there, playing for the afters was the Rejam duo of Nick and Jack. They played their own blend of afterhours groove which has seen them play at Jaded several times. The space is similar to the basement in Hoxton but slightly narrower with lots of side rooms coming off the main room. Perfect for an afterhour vibe and groove. The residents of Toast (Leroy Roberts and Steve Shorter) also played for their afterparty and again the groove and mood was there. It was a very good and long weekend and lots of fun was had and many great people old and new were met. Always great fun! Have a good one! Same time, next weekend? 🙂