Red Bull Revolutions In Sound

Posted on November 17, 2013

Words: Keith Matthews & Grant Cassin.

Red Bull knows a thing or two about throwing a party and its latest foray into the nocturnal sees some of the UK’s seminal club nights and the people behind them unite for the mother of all get togethers. From Danny Rampling and Shoom to Cream and Harry & Dominic in The Sub Club, from London to Liverpool to Glasgow with numerous stops along the way, Red Bull Revolutions In Sound was taking over the London Eye, delivering 30 unique parties inside the pods. Having recently landed back in the capital from the summer in Ibiza, our trusty head of all things concierge and VIP, Keith Matthews, jumped at the chance to drop in and check out the monumental gathering…

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Ok, so we didn’t get into a pod. The sought after golden ticket to the pods was as elusive as expected. After arriving on the media boat and patiently waiting to get accredited, we were teased by an A4 envelope that read SUB CLUB Pod, revolution two. But it was snatched away at the last minute. Full. My fault for sorting out our accreditation so late in the day I guess. We had to settle with mingling with the other journo’s and hangers on.

Red Bull Revolutions

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Still, we were there and what a view! The sight of the London Eye and Southbank from the river is magnificent. It’s easy to forget how beautiful this City can be, and we weren’t just here for the view, but to witness the finest DJ’s and club brands this country has ever produced, all for one night only. From Steve Strange’s Blitz club to house heroes like Fabio and Grooverider. Even Steve Bicknell’s Lost showcasing the omnipresent Richie Hawtin. All of the UK’s greatest dance talents (and some international legends too) under one roof – Mark Moore, Mr C, Derrick May, Danny Rampling, Todd Terry, Goldie representing diverse and groundbreaking nights such as Shoom, Rage, Talkin Loud. I just hope the online streams did the line up justice!

Red Bull Revolutions

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A fun diversion off the boat was the silent disco with one of my all time heroes, Felix Da Housecat. I’m unsure who enjoys silent disco’s more, those with headphones or those witnessing the eerie shuffling’s of a few hundred silent ravers, interjected with the odd over-loud shout of ‘this tune is too hard for me’ or ‘two pints of Heineken please’. Still, The Housecat was enjoying himself as much as the silent crowd.

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Back to the artists boat with its free drink (thanks red bull) and the upstairs artist party with a little bit of Luck and Neat, Matt Jam Lamont and Skream all dropping the garage to the audience’s delight. Of the two after parties, we chose a Southern option for Sub Cub vs Corsica Studios for some Derrick Carter action. Spotting the odd artist in the crowd amongst the later crowd. But that was me done, rooted to the spot. Well, jacking to the spot actually. Overall, this was a great night for a revolution and look forward to getting my gold ticket next year (note to self – apply earlier).

Red Bull Revolutions
Red Bull Revolutions
Red Bull Revolutions
Red Bull Revolutions
Red Bull Revolutions

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