For the last 3 months I’ve taken on a residency at a new synth and electro night that was created as a fund raiser for the Gay Community News magazine. The club is called Mother and takes place in Copper Alley underneath the Arlington Hotel on Dame Street (up by Christchurch).
Myself and Kelly-Anne (pictured above with Lisa) are the residents every week, and the music policy is basically electronic music from the 70s to now minus the big obvious pop stuff like Gaga and all that. There is an emphasis on songs with words rather than straight up dance music tracks, but ultimately anything goes if it feels right.
I have to say I’ve been surprised at how quickly the club has become popular and at how wide a spectrum of music we’re getting away with playing too. The atmosphere is somewhere between a house party and and a really good bar with a DJ, and yet it is definitely a club that’s into dancing. Going until 3.30am every week helps too.
While Kelly-Anne is away for a few weeks we’ve had some guest DJs in including Tim from NeoSuperVital, Simon from Monkey Tennis and James from Jo Burger. The club isn’t on this week as everyone is decamping to the Milk Festival but rest assured I’ll be back on August 21st for the next installment.