Saturday, October 18, 2008

Recovery from SoundBytes 1

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wow, what a night! We had a capacity crowd at Bunker Lounge last night for dpad's first live chiptune gig and all I can say is (from our, biased POV) was that it was a massive success with a capacity crown and people were apparently getting turned away at the door which well exceeded our expectations (although next time people, buy more drinks so we get our deposit back!!)

The night consisted of four very different styles of live chip as well as DJ interludes between sets to keep the party going. Featuring Derris-Kharlan, little-scale, 10K freemen and their families and hidden village as well as the slurry beats collective, the night was jam packed with some amazing tunes and few moments of hilarity too.

Despite a couple of early issues with the sound levels during Derris-Kharlans set (and some general issues with the sound at Bunker in general really) the music was great and, additionally the added bonus of Talkshow Boy and MC Frogger in a spur of the moment "battle of the babble" was fantastic.

Highlights of the night?
Non musically -
  • everyone who came in the door got very excited about the pacman door stamp
  • the rat that was hanging out near the girls toilets (yeah, sure, blame the restaurant upstairs bunker)
  • the snes set up that meant that people were having their own little mario kart tournaments
Musically, for me was definitley 10kfm&tf - the amount of energy in that room was amazing and the crowd went absolutely off. The music was a hell of a lot of fun and it is completely obvious that 10k does what he does for him and not to please anyone else (even though it DOES please others) and the obvious enjoyment he got from making music just fed throughout the venue.

Thank you SO much, to Seb, Lauren, Nathan and Tom for performing (and als very much for the pleasure of their company) and to the Slurry boys for all their help in getting everything set up and ready to go.

Next up, we are looking at a gig on the weekend of 22/11... More details as they come to hand!

Here we go again!


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