Andy Whitby and the 12 Inch Thumpers for Frenzy vs Resonate @ The Old Firestation
Saturday 17th February 2007
Frenzy team up with hard trance superstars Resonate at the Old Firestation in Bournemouth. DJs include Mark EG, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, Organ Donors, Uberdruck, and hard house favourites, 12 Inch Thumpers. Read the review and see the gallery below...
Frenzy vs Resonate flyer
The weekend had landed
Saturday started off just as any other normal weekend does, and nothing much seemed to be going on. Then reports slowly started to come in that the 12 Inch Thumpers had been spotted fishing just off Bournemouth Pier, Andy Whitby had been seen checking himself in a hotel in Westbourne, and Cheeky Scott had been clocked shopping for new underwear. Something big was definitely happening, but what exactly was it?
The dancefloor in full flow Frenzy style
As night fell, a hushed anticipation fell over Bournemouth as the clubbers slowly but surely started to emerge and converge on mass to the Old Firestation. Word had hit the street, Frenzy were making their debut at the venue with a stellar line-up of hard house DJs, some cracking tunes, and what’s more the Resonate gang were also coming to supply their own unique party style.
A couple of Frenzy clubbers in the red corner
Jo Jo kicks things off
The proceedings kicked off with Frenzy’s very own hard house madam, Jo Jo. Jo’s making quite a reputation for herself at the moment with the Frenzy massive so it was a bit of a shame that the Frenzy room delayed in opening due to some technical difficulties, which meant we couldn’t have a full hour of her… there was more to come later though!
Jo Jo gets the floor warmed up
Next up was Destiny’s child, Wilma (aka Dylan). Still on fire after finishing his house set in the chill out room, he legged it upstairs and proceeded to take things in a slightly different direction with his set which managed to contain something for everyone… even Adam Ant fan’s with his ‘Stand And Deliver’ track! Top work fella!
Wilma... Destiny's child
How do you follow on from that? Not easily which is why I think Cheeky Scott got Jo Jo in to help him out with his set! Scott’s been playing for many years ever since he started out with mobile discos and weddings, so knows how to read a dancefloor. Thankfully he wasn’t taking any requests this time though and pumped out some quality old skool hard house back to back with Jo Jo.
The Frenzy massive have it large at The Old Firestation
Fresh from a day’s fishing, the 12 Inch Thumpers arrived on cue to step the pace up. Jake and Nick are quality entertainers behind the decks and we’re sad to say that this was their last gig in the UK and as partnership. However, after speaking to Jake he’s quite keen to keep coming down to Frenzy so it’s not the last we’ve seen of him! The boys were playing to a packed room of Frenzyites and topped it off with Frenzy and 12 Inch Thumpers’ anthem, ‘Don’t Cross The Line’.
The 12 Inch Thumpers play out as a duo for the very last time
After the 12 Inch Thumpers’ set it was time for the Frenzy debut of Andy Whitby. Whitby’s playing style compliments the Frenzy sound to a tee so it’s been a long time coming for him to play for us… and he didn’t disappoint! The crowd were expectant and he delivered with his now famous repertoire of mixing and cutting, and general deck trickery. Good set, packed room, and smiling faces… you can’t ask for much more than that.
Andy Whitby makes his Frenzy debut
Following on from Andy Whitby were two more of the Frenzy residents, Big Al and Daina playing back to back. They’d not done this with each other before and in my opinion this was the set of the night which is quite an accolade given the other performers present. The guys just like to party inside the DJ box and we hope that this is something that will be repeated very soon. They’re just two mad clubbers who happen to play records and I think the crowd appreciates their enthusiasm for hard house!
Big Al Medino and Daina b2b with the set of the night
The final set of the night went to Carl Phoenix who had spent the previous two hours entertaining the house floor in the chill out room to great acclaim… versatile as he is though, he came upstairs and played some quality TDV Trade-style tunes including ‘Give Me Love’ and ‘I Don’t Care’. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night!
Frenzy residents Carl Phoenix and Jo Jo
Frenzy's next dates are at the Empire Club with Paul King and Chris B as Pants and Corset on the 9th of March. Following on from that we will be back in the Old Firestation on the 17th of March where we will host room 2 for Destiny vs Turbulence Hardcore. Our guests on the night will include Charlotte Birch, Jon Doe, and Technikal. Check our event listings for more details.