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Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:38 am
by jimee
ANyone else going to this, thinking of going but worried it might be a cheesefest and hear edge one about a million times, if it is then I wont bother and do Epidemik instead - has anyone been previous years? Is it worth going to? I saw Blur at the apply pally years ago, and its a wicked venue so the idea of a rave there sounds cool

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:24 pm
by squatski
im going to this one with a couple of friends.i enjoyed the last one.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:37 pm
by dj jedi
I thought it was a pretty crap venue for a multi-arena rave to be honest - the "rooms" are separated by hanging sheets so unless you're standing right next to the speakers, you can hear about 5 different genres of music at any one time :lol:

Great building though.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:21 pm
by bleepers bird
I went to the first two a few years back then not again until last year. What a pile of poo. It was full of candy ravers (most under the age of 17) and it was a queue for this and a token for that and back to a queue again. The music sounded distorted and I was home by 2.30am. I vowed there and then - never again!

Shame as the first couple I went to were really good.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:45 pm
by slinker^
I went there only the once and stayed in the Raindance room all of the night. The area and scope of the place is something to be admired its so big they had a full sized fairground inbetween some of the rooms!

The sound quality was about what you would expect and there certainly was a clash between the different "rooms". The venue was full of youngsters with real vile attitudes and the queue was horrific.

I had a good night though the Raindance room had a wicked vibe.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:40 pm
by will2003
Been to the last three they've done there - and yeah, it does have a lot of down sides - mainly what other people have already said such as the sound leaking between arenas, loads of kids / attitude etc but nothing you don't get at any other massive rave these days. Thing is, it's on my doorstep, have always got guestlist as it's a mate that does some of the sound there, and even though there's a lot of absolute nonsense on the lineup, there's still some first rate DNB and old skool DJs playing so am definitely going to go back for this one.

I imagine the atmosphere will be very, very different this year since the whole MDMA drought / mephedrone explosion has happened. Will probably change it for the worse, I imagine - last time I went out a few weeks back by 5am all the mephedrone heads were all looking like ghostly, pale paranoid robots :lol:

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:43 am
by jimee
Ive got my ticket now, ill probably stay in the oldskool room most of the night if its full of kids in that case,that has to be the most grown up room lol

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:51 am
by jimee
That was an amazing night! Music was spot on, although I felt the Raindance room was a bit misguided, they seemed to be playing modern DNB or old jungle whenever I went in there - didnt hear any oldskool hardcore in there.

I see what you mean about the music clash between the rooms, but it didnt spoil it in anyway - huge venue aswell!

Would definitly go to the next one

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:08 pm
by will2003
Jimee wrote:That was an amazing night! Music was spot on, although I felt the Raindance room was a bit misguided, they seemed to be playing modern DNB or old jungle whenever I went in there - didnt hear any oldskool hardcore in there.

I see what you mean about the music clash between the rooms, but it didnt spoil it in anyway - huge venue aswell!

Would definitly go to the next one
I went to this, had a good night but you can really see the recession taking hold of big events like this... wierd to see Andy C playing to a half full room at midnight, and the Raindance room was a bit of a joke, very empty at some points and by 5am when it was dubstep in there it was almost deserted. Same problems as usual with sound bleeding from one room to another due to the use of drapes, shame really as it is an amazing venue and could be put to much better use! Did you see that brawl in the DNB room right at the end, just before 6am during Nicky BM's set? Was pretty harsh :-|

They really need a better security team in that place too, they were being way too brutal with people, kicking in toilet doors etc, and right at the end as we were leaving we saw some guy, must have only been about 18 - 20 year old kid, he did look a bit of a state but wasn't being in any way a trouble maker, they started to suddenly put out metal fencing to get people to queue in one direction only for the cloakroom and this poor kid was just caught in the middle of the fencing as they were laying it out and these two bouncers just laid into him, screaming right in his face to move out the way or they'd "drag him out by his head". Don't get what it is with those meathead bouncers, the kid was clearly not a troublemaker, and yet it's people like him that pay £35 for a ticket that give those idiot bouncers their pay packet anyway, no clubbers = no raves = no job for the night for the bouncers.

Saw one of the promoters at the end of the night and he looked pretty pissed off too so I don't know, maybe the night was a bit of a flop and everyone including the security had just had enough for the night but still, you should always treat your customers right. I had a guest list but a few of the things I saw on the night make me think twice about supporting big nights like that, all just seemed too commercial.

Plus, lots of DJs on the flyer weren't there, the room lineups were different to the original flyer, which were both different to the lineups they'd stuck on the doors of some of the arenas - would make you a bit annoyed if you'd bought an event programme!

Also, as above, what was with all the DNB being played in the Raindance room?!?

Would have been really annoyed if I'd gone specifically for Raindance.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:42 pm
by jimee
I didnt see any attitude there at all, and I thought it was pretty rammed - spent time in all rooms, loved the hardcore and hardhouse rooms, dnb was alright but raindance was a disappointment I thought, didnt realise that they were sharing it with a dubstep promoter as well, so maybe that explains the odd music in there, qaulity messy night! :D Would def go to the next one, but these days I think I prefer smaller venues like Union in Vauxall I went to the month before for HOH, that was spot on.

Re: Slammin Vinyl Tranzmission

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:10 pm
by will2003
Jimee wrote:I didnt see any attitude there at all, and I thought it was pretty rammed - spent time in all rooms, loved the hardcore and hardhouse rooms, dnb was alright but raindance was a disappointment I thought, didnt realise that they were sharing it with a dubstep promoter as well, so maybe that explains the odd music in there, qaulity messy night! :D Would def go to the next one, but these days I think I prefer smaller venues like Union in Vauxall I went to the month before for HOH, that was spot on.
I didn't mean the crowd was moody, more the security - it was just that fight at the end that was a bit grim. Definitely wasn't very busy though, didn't really venture into the hardcore / house rooms much so don't really know if they were that full or not but the DNB room and Raindance rooms were way under capacity I think. But yeah, agreed - smaller venues definitely have the edge these days for atmosphere. Everything I've been to at The Arches recently - Metalheadz, A Bunch Of Cuts etc have been amazing :)