Re: [Hybrid] Fabric, last night..
- It felt like the whole Hybrid list were there last night...managed to see
more of you accidently that when we arrange something...lol. Twas nice to
meet you all.
Ali B...was gutted to only catch the last 10 mins of his set, sounded great
and I'd really wanted to see him play :(
Howie B (live)...like watching, sorry listening, to paint dry. If I hadn't
have been watching him I'd have thought it was using a casio keyboard. Very
Plumps....as expected, really good.
Hybrid...listening to the Plumps before Hybrid made me realise why I like
Hybrid so much...diversity of music they play - from atmospheric tunes to
very breaky tunes. They played some new ones, which sounded lovely. The
highlight was probably their end tune (second tune of Oz Gatecrasher set)
which had everyone with their hands in the air. It was very moving.....has
to be their best Fabric set to date.
The only downer on the night was that f***ing dry ice machine. Most of the
night, you couldn't see further than a foot infront of you...kinda killed a
bit of the atmosphere as you couldn't see everyone else having a good time
Oh....another downer was that I'd spent 5 hours walking round London during
the day so almost collapsed a few times while dancing....hehe....
Very good night :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "neil mitchell-goodson" <neil_mg@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 11:15 PM
Subject: [Hybrid] Fabric, last night..
> I'll sum up in as few a words as possible....Ali B good, PLump Dj's good,
Hybrid good, little bald man Howie B not brilliant. Managed to completely
evade Ally and everyone else on the list plus two of my good mates, nearly
fell asleep on stairs.
Aye, I once again missed everyone, huzzah for being anonymous, I spent most
of it listening to Dynamo, Geoff and Andy, absolutely fantastic by all 3.
- Fabric last Friday - superb.
Well, everything was superb apart from Howie B (sounded promising from
the start when he played PMT's Gyromancer, but then he started messing
around with his keyboard over the top of it...leave it!!! Then things
went from bad to worse - with a v. dull set which contained probably
about 2 notes of music that Howie B just played around with - made for
very uncomfortable listening. By the end of his set it looked (from what
I could see through the dense fog of dry ice!) that virtually no one was
...then the Plumps came and rescued us all with some trademark bouncy
breaks, getting us all dancing again. (hurray!) (Highlight - their mix
of Orbital's 'Funny Break (One is Enough)'...
....THEN Mike and Chris came on...Woooo...AWESOME set with some lovely
new tunes including what sounded like a few new Hybrid ones (lost for
words as they were amazing and had me dancing like mad!) and Sasha's
'Wavey Gravy'(real shiver down the spine stuff). Nearing the end of the
set they played some amazing tracks such as their mix of Café Del Mar
and Clubbed to Death which got a great response...
Nice to meet some of you lot off the list there...both new and familiar
I'm gutted I missed out on the end of the set!!!
My mate who drove us up there... Felt really tired about an hour into the
Hybrid set and wanted to go!!
Ally texted me the day after and told me what a good set it was..... I
promptly went round his house that afternoon and gave him a good ear
He's really into Hybrid... He's got the gatecrasher set and knows the tune
that was played at the end and could only apolagise!!
Apart from the leaving early bit it was a good night!!!
Ali B was wicked... We got in earlyish and sat listening to him... (Anyone
else who was there early will know why we didn't dance... To cut a long
story short there was this freakish looking girl in the middle of the dance
floor just standing there swaying to and fro obviously tripping off her
The beginning of his set was really nice and chilled, he dropped a few Layo
and Bushwacka tracks... Let the good times roll Chapter One etc towards the
end it got more progressive and beaty!! Really good set leading up to what I
thought was going to be an interesting live set from Howie B.... I'd heard
of him but never seen him DJ or play Live!!
I'll be certain never to see him again!!
What made it really funny was the huge cheer from the crowd when the plumps
Their set was immense!!! Highlights were their remix of orbital's Funny
Break, a Donna Summers remix (Which I heard them also play at Homelands!) (I
think it's the danny howells remix for those interested??) and Scram at the
Chris opened on his own to begin with With Sasha's "Wavey Gravy" (which
reminds me... Anyone know the release date of Airdrawndagger???) then one of
my favs Papua new guinea...... This was the highllight of the evening for me
because at this point the dry ice machine broke and the room cleared.... You
could see the crowd going absolutely nuts!! Especially from the vantage
point that we had!! Then a bloke came round fixed it and they flooded the
place worse than ever compensating for the few minutes that it was broken!!!
There were a couple of other tracks that were good but I don't remember
because it was this point that my mate anounced that he wanted to go within
the next half hour... And the rest of the evening was spent trying to
persuade him to stay!!
Which ultimately didn't work!!
Nice to meet Ally and a few other guys!!
See Ya next time! (whenever that'll be??)
(who will now drive himself to every Hybrid gig!!)