Displace and Tumble @ The Night Kitchen
Hundreds of revellers left The Night Kitchen in the early hours of Saturday morning, fresh with the knowledge they had been to one of the most highly anticipated nights the young venue has seen. Hosted in a joint effort by Sheffield’s Displace and Tumble Audio, the event was a major success, with ticketholders queuing round the corner to get in from the moment the doors were opened, highlighting the supreme demand for this night. From the get go, the attendance was near limit, and there was no chance of on the door ticket purchases as the night progressed. Simply put, the night was a sell out.
Room 1, hosted by Displace – who have been stalwarts of Sheffield’s underground music scene for 5 years now – was name to two of the biggest names in drum & bass today Dillinja w/MC GQ and DJ Hazard. Warming up the decks for the two legends, were a pairing who are no strangers to drum & bass aficionados Aggers B2B TK. Residents at D&B Arena, they duly reminded everybody in the room why the pairing are headliners in their own right, providing heavy bass lidden tunes throughout and explosive one hour set. Next up was Dillinja with MC GQ. The anticipation was high for this set and you could barely fit in the room by the time his first song had been pulled back for a rewind. Showcasing over 20 years worth of musical experience in one hour isn’t easy but Dillinja did it with style as he veered from bass driven rollers to jump up classics, accompanied the whole time by the lyrical genius of MC GQ. By the time DJ Hazard hit the stage for a special 90 minute set, the audience’s expectations had risen from the excellent displays so far. Those expectations were blown away in an instant as Hazard ran through an extensive back catalogue, with special reactions reserved for classics ‘It’s a secret’, ‘Bricks don’t roll’ and ‘Mr. Happy’, which almost sent the place into meltdown. Followed by impressive sets from Sheffield’s own Andy H and Displace themselves, all powered by the ever powerful Dedication Audio soundsytem, it was a hugely successful night for the Displace Crew.
Room 2 saw grime and dubstep heavyweight Flowdan on the mic with DJ Spooky behind him on the decks, providing a show any fans of grime would be sad to miss! Smashing through classics from both of their catalogues including Flowdan’s ‘Ambush’ and ‘Spartan’ by Spooky, it was evident why Tumble Audio pulled out all the stops to get the talented duo here for this night. Among all the headliners, there was still one more. Grime turned dubstep pioneer Silkie, as usual, provided a set full of classic tunes in effortless style. With a back catalogue as extensive as almost anybody’s in the game, there is never a fear Silkie won’t deliver, and once again he delivered in cups and bounds. The room was also host to Sergic B2B Lyka, Grimaz and Sekt-87 and the sound was provided by Sheffield’s mega 20Hz Soundsytem, rounding of a night to be proud of for Tumble Audio.
A resounding success for all involved and a reminder of the quality of events we get here in Sheffield. All eyes are on details for the next event, and if this is one to judge by, tickets will need to be acquired early!