What is your favourite club?
Hisai: “Printworks. It’s a match-made-in-heaven for electronic music. I know some people aren’t a fan of what feels like an eternity to get inside but I actually love that – it builds suspense and to walk around the old factory and through the loading bays is just class.”
Jai Dee: “Has to be Sub Club in Glasgow. Spent most of my young clubbing life in that room. Have seen some incredible acts over the years that I wouldn’t have seen anywhere else. Honourable mention to the Sub Club residents too!”
Ben Bux: “Amnesia, Ibiza. It has everything, insane sound system, big rooms, the best acts and extortionate drinks prices, what more could you want from a club?!”
What is your favourite clubbing memory?
Ubblahkan: “Playing Space Ibiza on its final year, surrounded by our closet friends, it will be hard to ever beat that one.”
Tommy Farrow: “Watching the planes land over your head while partying at Ushuaia.”
Yeadon: “Seeing Cristoph play at Digital last year which was the first gig I went to following the lockdowns. It felt amazing to be back out enjoying music with people after such a long time.”
What was your first club night?
EYNKA: “It probably would have been an under 18s rave back in the day at Ministry of Sound with a UK Garage soundtrack. It might have even been a black tie dress code – classy!”
Richie Blacker: “It was a club night in Belfast called “Twitch” I ended up at it purely by accident. I was only 15 or 16 walking about Belfast City Center on a Saturday night trying to find a bar or club that would let us into with our asking us for ID. We end up in Laverys Bar and upstairs there was a rave on. That was my first proper clubbing experience.”
Boy North: “The club night I first went too was 2ManyDjs at the Ironworks in Inverness, Will never forgot it, Was a messy one!”
Where did you play your first set?
Framewerk: “Under our Framewerk name it was at Pacha.”
Just Doc: “Brownes – Belfast. 2012. It was actually a trance set, when I first got into DJing I worked with my good friend and excellent producer Jonny Doyle, we played under an alias ‘Public Malfunxion’ the set was alongside Ciaran McCauley and Shugz.”
Jai Dee: “I think it was when me and my mate played at this pub that turned into a club at 11pm. We played an all out Chicago house set. There must have been about 5 people in the room…”
What’s on your rider?
Yeadon: “More than happy with a couple of Heineken’s and a post set steak bake.”
Because Of Art: “Lots of spiced rum, beers, crisps and water. Nothing too crazy.”
EYNKA: “A motivational speech from David Hasselhoff (ideally in person).”
What is your favourite track to save a dancefloor?
My Friend: James “Eric Prydz – Pjanoo.” Archie “Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Mix)”
Stephen Kirkwood: “Cirez D – On/Off”
Because Of Art: “I’ve never had to save a dancefloor 😉”
What’s the best sound system you’ve ever heard?
Hisai: “I would say Fabric; I haven’t been back after the refurb but I remember the low end just passing through my body and everything else just floats on top of what is always an electric energy in there.”
Ubblahkan: Dale: “Leftfield brought their own system to the Ulster Hall in Belfast for their Leftism tour, the bass was like a hand grenade going off on your chest. Never felt anything like it and probably never will again.”
Fredérick: “For me its easily the Despacio Sound System, it looked great, sounded great and the music coming through it was even more special. A magical experience all round.”
Boy North: “Again a tough one but for me it is again the legendary Sub Club Glasgow, You need to experience it at least once in your lifetime, Trust me.”