Once upon a time Sundays were extremely boring if you didn’t go to church. Those days are over. Since last year September there is at least one not so boring Sunday a month in London. Casper C (Fluokids) is the organiser of this fine Sunday treatment called Bloggers Delight in The Lock Tavern, a tarted up boozer in Camden. It starts at 3pm and finishes eight hours later. What you get is a roller coaster ride of mayhem noise as played by various DJs from all over the world. Did I say various DJs? Oh no, it’s even more exciting than this. On its first night at the Lock Tavern two Frenchmen from Paris called Justice did a back to back with its residents. Have you ever seen Justice play in an 80 capacity room? I have. It was a night that made me cycle back home with a lot of adrenaline in my body or maybe it was a bit of the alcohol.
Last Sunday saw its return after the Summer Holiday. It maybe didn’t have the excitement as it had on most of the previous nights, but it sure made clear again that it’s one of my favourite hangouts. London boy Riton, who I unfortunately missed, did an early evening set. When residents Skull Juice take over the decks you know that it’s time to get your arse of that sofa and make a move to the ‘dancefloor’. LA Priest, Hot Chip, Boys Noize and much more new and a bit of old stuff is what’s banging through the speakers. The Acid Girls have come down to London all the way from Berlin via Los Angeles. It’s not actually girls, but two men who are best known for their wonderful weblog. Yes, whatever they blog about is what gets played, although their blog has been a bit silent recently.
Another well known weblog is Fluokids. Main man Pharrell gets joined by Fluokids PR man Guillaume and together they are the Fluokids Soundsystem. From the moment the first song gets played, the dance floor gets crowded and it’s only 9 o’clock. I’m not a big fan of non vocal electronic beats, but seriously these two guys know how to DJ. From Sweden, but currently living in London, comes Blende. You might not know him now, but you will soon. Already having produced a marvelous remix of Klaxons’ ‘It’s Not Over Yet’ and his own track ‘Peaches’, next year we will most definitely hear more from him. Bloggers Delight always tends to be first when it becomes to hotness. Having had not only Justice, but also Simian Mobile Disco, South Central, Duke Dumont, Sinden, Kissy Sell Out and Brodinski in the smallest disco in London.
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