Frenzy's Free Party with Cally Gage & Jon Langford @Dusk Till Dawn
Friday 11th January 2008
Despite it being the beginning of the year and with the inevitable hangover that follows New Years Eve and Christmas, Frenzy's first party of 2008 went off with a bang. Four hundred plucky souls found their way down to Dusk Till Dawn in Bournemouth to have themselves a hard house treat - with some electro thrown in for good measure. The theme was "free", and what a bargain you all got in the form of Cally Gage and Jon Langford from The Knuckleheadz.
Frenzy loves girls, and girls love Frenzy
The doors opened at eleven to allow a queue of eager clubbers to enter the top room where they were welcomed by the sound of Frenzy's Backroom Sessions. DJ Wilma and Jo Jo were kicking off proceedings with a mix of electro and house classics to keep everyone entertained as we held off opening the downstairs. The hard house fans didn't have to wait long though as come half eleven the basement was opened up to the Frenzy faithful.
Jon Langford points the way ahead
Carl Phoenix started the hard house basement off with a bounce set which included some real hand in the air moments with tracks such as "Give Me Sanctuary" - it was a little bit camp, but hey, that's Carl for you and that's why you love him. Following on from Carl was local hero Jon Langford, also known as The Knuckleheadz, who carried things on, raising the tempo with some classic hard house and hard trance.
The Dusk Till Dawn basement rocking to the sound of Frenzy's Cheeky Scott
Up next after Jon Langford was Frenzy's longest standing resident Cheeky Scott who raised the tempo even further whilst upstairs in room two we had debutant James Ings rolling out the electro. Scott is playing at Mass for Nu-Religion and Frenzy with Carl Phoenix on the 9th of February and on this form he'll be a tough act to follow that night. Faultless and effortless mixing as usual!
James Ings makes his Frenzy debut in room two
Both floors at Dusk Till Dawn by this point were rammed and served as a perfect testament to the pull of Frenzy on a cold January evening. But we weren't quite finished there... we still had another three hours to go, and nobody wanted things to stop just yet...
Frenzy's hard house guest star Cally Gage @ Dusk Till Dawn in Bournemouth
Frenzy's next act was a guest we were having back for the second time, Ms Cally Gage. Cally had last played hard house for Frenzy back at the Old Firestation last year for the Frantic vs Frenzy Tour night and we were glad to have her back. In her own words "it was amazing" and the clubbers certainly thought so too. Stand out tracks from her set included Matt Lee's "Hands Up" and "If You Love Me" by Olly Perris.
Crazy Frenzy clubber
As the madness of the hard trance, hard dance, and hard house carried on in the basement, the plush surroundings of room two upstairs were once again being entertained by the rising stars of electro, and Frenzy residents, Dirty Inc. Jason and Daina are going to be guesting at Slinky soon and showed why... and their party-time electro mash-up of Disney's "Bear Necessities" even had the bar staff dancing!
A cheeky girl in Frenzy's room two at Dusk Till Dawn
Last on downstairs were Frenzy's hard trance residents, MNKY & Ryki who started off where Cally Gage finished with some fast hard house/trance crossover. We had an unexpected surprise too at this point as Tidy Girl Kym Ayres decided to come up from the dancefloor and mix up a couple of tracks with the boys to give the Frenzy clubbers a special treat. The night was a raving success, and by five in the morning the party was finally over with the final track of the night being L.E.D's "Jump Around".
Frenzy's next event at Bournemouth's Dusk Till Dawn is on Friday the 1st of February where we are pleased to announce The Tidy DJs from Tidy Trax as our guests. Entry is free before midnight with the flyer so make sure you grab one. All the details are in our events section, but please also find out more about them in our exclusive Tidy DJs' interview.
Photos courtesy of Charlie Raven - please contact Frenzy is you are interested in his work