Sorry for the delay i know the past few weeks have been hard, and the lack of my blogging has led to many a boring coffee break, but he's back....a lot to cover so...GEMF week 3 reaction in just 3 letters: WOW.
Two Fridays ago saw Ricardo Villalobos making his GEMF debut, in 6 years of Glasgow clubbing I have never witnessed such fierce, unhinged, raw excitement about one man. The night caused pandemonium at the box office, with a record time for sell out, tickets were being offered for as much as £60 a piece. With his vast entourage he strolled into the DJ box and weathered the storm like Sir Francis Drake, sailing through his 3 hour set with consummate ease. The odd curb ball thrown in as expected with Ricardo, 80's classics such as "talk talk - its my life" and "sound of violence - when the sun goes down". Armed with a homemade "subclub <3 ricardo" banner that was inevitably signed by the vinyal spinning warlord it was all aboard the bus for the after party. "will he come?", "will he play?" ....in short no, he didn't come back but who needs Ricardo Villalobos when Tricky Bickerton's behind the decks. With no effort required I can easily say the ambiance, crowd, track selection and general healthy vibes that were oozing out the place was up there with the best Glasgow after party atmosphere I've had.
Going to keep the GEMF wk 3 post as one single post...as the weekend pretty much intertwined as one entity anyway. After, after-after parties involving the study of talking heads film "stop making sense", which EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH, it was on to Nomad @ The Art School with Heartthrob(live). Hazed and dazed I'll be honest it won't be a blow by blow account here but I do remember never being in one room with more familiar faces than that night. Ivan Kutz and London's Rossko were both unreal and Heartthrob the Michigan M_nus Man with his 1 hour live set of cosmic interplanetary raw spice bombs dealt the top trump card. For me it was on to private after parties but through the grape vine I have heard reports of unorthodox hybrid dj/live sets from oor Jesse and tears were shed by many. "The best after party ever" ?????