Jammy’s Jaunts: 01.02 – 02.02 – Ctrl Shift, Spilt Milk ‘At Night’ and Tresor London

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 event he was partying at in the last week… This time he spent his jaunt at Ctrl Shift,  the first Spilt Milk ‘At Night’ party and the Tresor London party.


Hello and welcome to Jammy’s Jaunts! Your weekly clubbing review of London! Last weekend’s jaunt included the Ctrl Shift party, the very first Spilt Milk ‘At Night’ party and the very prestigious and first Tresor London party. Kicking off proceedings on Friday was the next Ctrl Shift party over at Relay. Headlining this party was Arnaud Le Texier, recent resident at One More and the very talented Paul Woolford. Run by residents Andrew Sansom and Dan Jury, this new up and coming party in London is really making good progress in the underground House and Techno scene and only in their 5th party they have already had quality names such as Jaded’s very own main man Raymundo Rodriguez and Saytek playing for them. Warming things up was Dan Jury 22:00 – 23:30, Andrew Sansom 23:30 – 01:00, Arnaud Le Texier 01:00 – 03:00, Paul Woolford 03:00- 06:00. Arriving around midnight into the side entrance, this was only the 2nd time I had been to the club (sister club next door to cable). As I entered it was a real nice feel with a cool up for it crowd that the Ctrl Shift crew have managed to pull into their party. The soundsystem was really good in that room and Relay is a pretty decent size if you have never been there before. Definitely worth going to on a good club night. Andrew Sansom was setting the mood for the party with some really nice rolling tech house, perfect for the crowd and the night and for Arnaud Le Texier to come on. I nearly caught him closing One More last week, but was unable to do so, so it was nice to catch him play this time around. Never seen him play before and from what I heard he really impressed me. Really groovy bassline sounds and a technically decent DJ, another one to catch if you have never heard him play before.


By then, Relay was filled with a nice Ctrl Shift following and it was interesting to see the other party going on next door in Cable. Think it was a dubstep/Drum n Bass night, I’m not entirely sure. Either way there were good vibes in Relay and everyone seem to be having a great night! At the end of the day you make it, what it is and it was nice to go out and represent an up and coming night and show support for a good party and good people. As the night went on the anticipation for Paul Woolford was building and I’ve heard a lot about him from friends and the parties that he used to do, up in Leeds and it was nice to catch him play for the first time. He started off really well and played some quality tracks as well as some really cool classics from back in the day. He took everyone on a journey and threw in a multitude of genres from house, drum n bass, old school jungle and all sorts. It was a true mash up of everything and weirdly enough it worked! Definitely refreshing and interesting to see a DJ take plenty of risks behind the decks! A really nice Friday jaunt to start off the weekend!

Next up on Saturday was the very first Spilt Milk ‘At Night’ party over in East London. It was really cool to see one being done over the winter months and starting off proceedings at the party was Marc Ashken warming things up, a great DJ and a Spilt Milk hero! Headlining was Highgrade Records very own Todd Bodine with resident and founder Tred Benedict closing proceedings. I got there quite early around 23:30 and the venue was pretty decent, one that I had never been to before, with a Funktion One system in with a bar at either side with a long dancefloor. This was a quick stop off jaunt here, as it was nearly time to head to the very special Tresor London night. It was hard to leave the Spilt Milk faithful, but I had seen enough to know that the series of ‘At Night’ parties will be very successful in the future.



Last stop after Spilt Milk was the very special and first Tresor London party over at Netil House. Last time I went there was for the Dial Records night with Lawrence, Redshape, Roman Flugel and Efdemin. So arriving there just after 00:30, the queue was massive and the amount of people there trying to get in was incredible. Luckily enough, I managed to get special help to beat that lengthy queue! Set times for the night were: The Clairvoyants 21:00 – 23:00, 23:00 – 00:00 Generator 9, 00:00 – 01:30 Pysk, 01:30 – 02:30 Dasha Rush (live), 02:30 – 04:30 Juan Atkins, 04:30 – 06:00 DJ Deep. Arriving into the main room around 1am, Pysk was absolutely belting Techno out! Straight up! The second I arrived I knew I was going to have a great time! I’ve heard and got loads of his tracks and know his sound well and it was a pleasure to finally get to hear him play. Another definite recommendation from me, for a DJ you definitely need to see if you love your Techno. Everyone on the Tresor lineup was new to me and who I have never seen before, so I was in for a treat! As I was in the main room, the queue for the cloakroom was absolutely incredible, such a squash to queue up to put my jacket in and there was no sense of order or queuing! The cloakroom was just a small window and as you can imagine, there was lots of pushing and people being very impatient! So finally after a solid 20 minutes, that ordeal was over and Pysk was really punishing that Funktion One soundsystem. A truly brutal and wonderful display!


Next up was the Russian beauty playing live: Dasha Rush. Only playing for an hour, she was incredible and really worked the crowd with her sound and it was great to see another female DJ really pushing the boundaries of Electronic music. A very impressive female DJ and technically incredible too. By the time she had finished, the place was rammed; however there were pockets of space around the sides. Next up was Detroit legend and the Originator of Techno: Juan Atkins. Looking like he had just come from the cold of Siberia, with his massive jacket, he got to work straight away. For the first 30 minutes, he was pretty decent and from then on, he started to really go for it and release the power of Techno onto the Tresor faithful. Such an incredible talent and again a pleasure to see him play and he really made the weekend for me, especially with my photo of him at the end! Last was the French DJ, DJ Deep, owner of the very successful ‘Deeply Rooted House Records’. By the end there still were loads of people having a great time and DJ Deep played really well, I thought and did a great job of closing! A great way to end a wicked party. Tresor really pulled it off in London for their first party here and I’m sure there will be plenty more to come! What a jaunt and what a weekend! Same time, next weekend?! 🙂