About 8:30 the line started to grow so we decided to finish off our drinks and head in. Walked up to the door to see where the guestlist line was. The guy looks at me, then points to the ground and tells me to follow the arrow that's made up in duck tape on the ground. I thought he was having a go at me so I looked at him and asked him again and he told us to follow it. Thinking the guy is trying to get rid of us, we follow it all the way around the building through an alley way to a back entrance. After a 15 minute wait we get right in and walk through a hidden 4th room of the club. There wasn't a DJ here but they were pumping in the music from the main room all night.
We grabbed a few drinks and headed right for room 1 (the only room open at this hour). Phil Thompson was warming things up...keeping it chill but not too sedated. The main room is very similar to Avalon Boston in size. Facing the DJ booth straight ahead there is an elevated walkway to the right and several archways to the left with seating that lead to a bar. The room half full at this point but filling fast. Got to spend some time in the middle of the floor during Phil's set. The sound was good. Nothing amazing but not bad either.
Not sure what time Digweed came on (maybe 11ish?) but at this point the main floor was really beginning to fill and there was little room to move. It was also getting quite hot in there. So after two tracks, I decided to see if the Dakota bar was open. No need to see Digweed now when i'll get the marathon set NYE.
So up to room 3 is the Dakota bar where Jon Lisle and Steve Gerrard are playing. It's a small room with the DJ booth on the left as you walk in the room and a big horse shoe shaped bar towards the right side. Jon is starting off the night in very good fashion. First time hearing him so was quite excited for this and wasn't let down in the slightest. In fact, he ended up stealing the show for the night ! He was so good I ended up staying in room 3 all night. His style is known as progressive breaks but his set was much more diverse than that. The breaks tracks were one that had a lot of melody to them...like a lot of the Infusion work out there now. The song he closed with was fucking incredible: Goldie's "Inner City Life". Such a treat to hear one of my favorite tracks of all time. Dancing around and singing along while Jon was dancing around in the booth. Fucking 'ave it !!!!
Got to meet up with Steve before he spun. His comment of "Jon's not really playing much of a warm up set is he?" really rang true. Kind of hard to follow Jon's set the way he was playing but Steve took over and did a solid job. His set was more inclusive of traditional breaks and was filled with some awesome Wrecked Angle mixes that were awesome to hear out. The room shut down at 3:30 as Steve closed out with "Trippin" which was a lot of fun and a great way to finish off the night up there. I finally made my way downstairs for the first time all night to catch the end of Sasha's set.
Walking back into the main room I was greeted with the huge rush of sauna-like heat. SO glad I wasn't down there all night ! The room was still pretty well packed but the back of the club had some room to move about. Listened to Sasha close out with his traditional anthems. Nothing too exciting. Heard the middle part of their set was good but was happy I spent my night upstairs !
Night wrapped up at 4. We headed out after not finding anyone else and called it a night.
Not a bad time. Room 3 was a savior, but overall the Bedrock night was nothing extraodinary.....but it was a great deal of fun nonetheless.
DJ who stole the show was jon lisle. track of the night was Goldie - "Inner City Life"
heaven as a whole is not too impressive of a club. especially after going to fabric.
some more spots from me, snortchez and trent
James Black - "Dark n Light"
unknown - "Wrapped in Plastic"
Rulers of the Deep - "Rise"
Loway - "2 Bags of Grass"
Sasha & Digweed:
East-West Connection - "High On Life" (Lexicon Avenue dub) [first track]
Mike Koglin vs Sasha - "Enjoy the Gravy"
Sphongle - "Dorset Perception" (Losteps Balearic Breaks Re-edit)
REM - "The Great Beyond" (Hybrid Mix)
Avril - "French Kiss"
Bedrock - "Heaven Scent" (Planet Rockers Mix)
Mo Shic & Da Silva - "Gibberish"
Mathew Dekay - "Higher Thoughts"
Invisible Inc - "Stars" (Ambient Mix)
Unkle - "In A State" (Sasha mix)
Dirty Bass - "Emotional Soundscape"
Dibaba - "Hold You" (Agoria 'Bear' mix)
Alex Dolby - "Psiko Garden"
White Stripes - "7 Nation Army" (Freeland mix)
Coldplay - "Clocks" [second to last track]
Junkie XL vs Sasha - "Xpander vs Cowgirl" [final track]
Jase From Outta Space - "Do What You Want" (Infusion Mix)
Sasha - Bloodlock (Wrecked Angle mix)
Goldie - "Inner City Life" (Rabbit in the Moon mix) [final track]
Chakra - "I Am" (Wrecked Angle mix)
Age of Love - "Age of Love" (Wrecked Angle mix)
Hybrid - "Finished Symphony"
Sasha - unknown
Jay Dee - "Plastic Dreams"
Adam Freeland - "We Want Your Soul"
Goldtrix feat Andrea Brown - "Trippin" [final track]" />
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