Club Review - Socialism

Every Saturday @ Thekla, Bristol

Thekla has long been established as at the forefront of the Bristol music scene. It is a regular venue for live bands as well as guest hosting some of Bristol’s most popular club nights such as Monkey! Knife! Fight! and Blowpop; however, we must not forget the regular club nights hosted here. Perfect for the student or the skint who is looking for good music on a budget, Thekla offers a great atmosphere and a regular crowd who want nothing more than a bloody good time!

Saturday night’s party extravaganza, Socialism, boasts a host of fabulous local DJs including Michael Hooker, Tim Sensation, Al Dare (resident at Byte), Bear and The Bandit. Saturday 28th Feb saw the return of Death And The Compass who have quickly established themselves as the kind of house and electro DJs who can fill a dance floor faster than Chesney HawkesI Am The One And Only at any boozy student union. These guys seem to know exactly what the kids want to hear, playing music we all knew and loved and getting the crowd hyped. While they dropped party tracks from the likes of Vitallic, Squarepusher and Diplo, dancers were left sweaty and sore footed, though hankering for more.

All those still standing make way as the mighty Dubious enters. The beats get dirtier and grittier and I notice that that the crowd around me are dancing as hard as ever! Dubious’ set included everything – hip-hop, breaks, dub, techno, house – mixed all together in pot of electro loveliness which kept everybody dancing into the small hours of the morning. This Socialism had the laid back atmosphere of a club night that was all about the music and these particular DJs produced sets everybody wanted to dance to with a hungry bass-line that left us all shaking in our boots.

www.theklabristol.co.uk

Jessica Pennock

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