The pressure was on for this event - not only was it the cumulative 100+ birthday party for 3 of UNEARTHED's legends, but the build up to it was immense! Every DJ and MCs weeks of practice and practice paid off on the night. There was set after set of unique stylish mixes, crossing genres at the drop of a hat with massive positive response from the very tipsy ravers.
We had approximately four of the KOTRP smashing up a marathon of vinyl beasts to get the party well and truly started, with the help of MC HOOPS returning to help the KOTRP blast out banger after banger in a style only they can. Special thanks to DJ TANGENT for the loan of his 200 that night and for assisting in our stage management. DJ CHIPP flared the hard stuff with his notoriously noble uplifting yet heavy style and WOLF with SPANKTHEDJ blasted out some of their faves bouncing off the beats with their KOTRP vibe. MC DIBBLEY debuted his first appearance with the Knights rocking not only their set but the rest of the night with his versatile and crisp sound.
UNITED SOUNDS DJ PLATINUM and DJ PIGEON repped the drum n bass good and proper, alongside MC SKYE keeping the jumping flow moving so every dnb head there was head-noddlingly happy. This has been a hugely anticipated recording so go and check it out!
CROMAGNON returned with his perfectly smooth - though this time a little dirty drum n bass treat. Listening to this set I could work out why the ravers were happily swinging their hips with their heads nodding back - reminiscent of an old Rollers Arena from a 90's Helter with the feel good drum n bass vibe.
CRONIC and RESTLESS got you all jumping with your hands in the air like nutters - and you all loved it by the looks of the pics. A few beers were lost along the way, but it was a small price to pay for their TUUUUUNE moments! This is the first time these two have joined us at the Golden Guinea, and what a hello it was- so let's make sure we welcome them back for the next one!
To keep us on our toes DILL PICKLES graced us with a very dark technical drum n bass set alongside his hip-hop style MC DAI-JA-VU. His teaching techniques have already changed the sound of many peoples lives and his patience and interest to those who show appreciation and dedication to the music, has already shown it's results with DAI-JA-VU's growing style with his best performance yet.
As promised finishing you all off (though some of you were already there way earlier!) We had the magnificent MAGPIE with his glorious gabba. Never has the Guinea been so violated by such hard fast beats. Whilst the neighbours may not have liked it the Land Lord loved it! MC BUZZ we are suggesting a swear jar..........
And you thought I'd miss her out. You may have only just noticed this DJ behind the decks as she is a very modest, calm and mild natured female. Exceptionally polite, appreciative to talk too - but despite what this lady was telling me CON CON - you are the don! Absolutely tearing up the dance-floor with MC HOOPS to give us one of if not the best set of the night. You heard it hear first, this DJ will go far. We would be most honoured to have you back down with us CON CON you are a diamond in what can very a very rough and dirty scene. A shining light of what we are all about. Unfortunately, we are unable to release this set - but please let her know you are missing it- we are gutted! She has though left us a little gift mix for you to all get your CON CON fix. We are relieved to say, however, you will be able to catch her again at the SPEED OF SOUND at the Concorde on friday 7th december but keep checking back here as we haven't finished with her yet!
So with final thanks again to everyone who has supported the UNEARTHED free parties at the Golden Guinea this year:
From everyone at the Guinea letting us party hard in their little pub and keeping the beers running for our party animals, each and every time with a beaming smile. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we always really appreciate your hospitality!
The effort and dedication our DJs, MCs and vocalists have put into these events has also been not only like the focus of any industry professional but with the heart of serious music artists. Many are at different stages of their careers, returning from back in the day, looking to perfect their skills, just breaking in for the first time or just crazy about wanting to play at UNEARTHED. These are very small scale events- all possible by the help of everyone. The turn outs have been immense, the atmosphere awesome and the sound-tracks that you guys have provided to this have been historic- recording your hard-work and dedication into a real live set with the UNEARTHED raving vibe to be immortalised in raving history. Thank-you sincerely and greatfully all of you.
And now finally for the very last time - thanking each and every raver for coming and partying with us to create an atmosphere which keeps you all coming back! Apologies to you all for the 3 day hang-overs and for not having an endless supply of glasses. You are all awesome people and it's great you choose to come and share your happiness with us! Till next time take it eze - PEACE AND LOVE FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE - sara@UNEARTHED
POLITE NOTICE : PLEASE NOTE:
It has come to our attention (after listening to the recordings) that we have had one or two mic invaders. Simply- this is not an open mic night. MCs if you are booked please do not give the mic to anyone who is not on the line-up. You all put a lot of effort into your sets and we always greatly enjoy and anticipate the recordings. If you would like to talk to us to arrange an MC booking please do so on the normal lines. For future notice there will be reminders at our events regarding this and anyone deciding to ignore these notices will be asked to get off and you will forfeit you chance of ever getting on again. We are going to be holding open mic hours at future events so please check back soon!