Puzzle Project – 26/06/2010
Wow! Last month’s party was a huge success, with all the DJs causing some serious dance floor May-hem! Thanks to all the clubbers who made it down to the 414 to dance their little hearts out, and special mentions to all our guest DJs – Nick Sentience, Nikki S and Rebecca Saforia – who all absolutely smashed the club to pieces! The Puzzle residents, as usual, weren’t too bad either…
This month we’ve got another cracking line up for you, with the usual selection of the very best guest DJs supplemented by our ever reliable crack team of resident DJs providing an immaculately programmed journey through the world of underground dance music.
Our first guest this month is SWAP with an exclusive London set. His name may sound unfamiliar to some London clubbers but this young trance DJ is well known in his home region of the Midlands. Having caught his first big break playing for Passion, SWAP impressed the team behind one of the UK’s top trance nights so much he now forms part of the NuPassion DJs and has rocked the main room and second room dance floors at the Emporium on many occasions. Since then he’s also played for most of the big trance nights in the North, including Digital Society, Off The Rails and Amplified, alongside some of the biggest names in trance such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, John O’ Callaghan, and Marco V. He also runs radio shows on Slinky.fm, Afterhours.fm and produces a regular podcast (the ‘SWAPcast’ series) which have all built up a significant and loyal following across the globe. His brand of trance is impossible to pigeon hole. Taking in trance in all its forms, from progressive through to tech trance, and elements from outside the trance genre such as techno and house, you can be sure to hear a diverse, energetic and spellbinding set every time you catch him play. It’s not often you’ll get the chance to hear SWAP play a London set so make sure you don’t miss out!
Our next guest is certainly well known in the Big Smoke – London legend Trevor McLachlan! Trevor cut his teeth as resident for the mighty Twisted parties and for many years it was rare to see a trance or hard dance line up without his name on, having played for all the greats such as Heat, Tidy, Extreme Euphoria and as a resident for London’s best loved boat party Friendz. A string of quality releases on Impact, Tidy Traxx and Tranzlation cemented his position as one of the harder edged dance music scene’s greats. The once ubiquitous Mr McLachlan has taken up a lower profile for the last year or so with his initiation into family life, but can still be tempted to get behind a pair of decks for the right party – and if Puzzle doesn’t qualify we’re not sure what would. Expect spine tingling riffs, chunky basslines and quite a few special hands-in-the-air moments from this legendary DJ!
Next up this month is the first of our residents, and another true great – the one and only Phil Reynolds! It’s a cliché, but this man really needs no introduction. One of the DJs that made Frantic the phenomenon it was, you’ve all caught Phil’s sets, whether at Frantic, Heat or other top hard nights, or at previous Puzzles with his exclusive trance residency. You can expect a rip roaring experience without fail whenever Phil plays, but it’s only at Puzzle Project you’ll always see him spin trance and tech trance sets – and they have to be seen and heard to be believed!
Our next resident this month is none other than Phil Lankester, who as always will be providing the party faithful with a rather potent dose of twisted psychedelia. Phil’s profile is still very much on the up and up with his Halcyon residency and multiple festival bookings lined up for the summer. Ask anyone on the London scene why Phil’s one of London’s best loved DJs (as confirmed by his DJ of the Year Award on HarderFaster.net), and all will point to his immaculate set programming, tune selection, unparalleled mastery of the art of EQ and a box of technical tricks not many can top. Expect the incredible – every single time!
Next up is Puzzle Project co-founder and Red Sky Digital label owner Matt Church. His label continues to go from strength to strength, with recent releases receiving airtime and support from the likes of Ernesto and Bastian, Ben Nicky, Kutski (BBC Radio 1) and none other than Tiesto! Matt’s euphoric brand of driving trance always goes down a treat and this month’s set is likely to be no exception – quality trance blended by a master of his craft.
Our next resident to play this month is Ali Cantor, a fellow member of the resident Puzzle Project trance contingent. A recent addition to the Puzzle crew, Ali has certainly impressed the Puzzle crowd with a series of jaw dropping sets. A DJ of true versatility, with a CD wallet that takes in house, techno and the full spectrum of trance from progressive to banging tech, and with the skills to match, you can expect Ali to deliver the goods whatever time of the night he plays!
Completing this month’s line up is hard dance resident April. Her cheeky yet pumping brand of hard dance and inimitable presence behind the decks has won her legions of loyal fans, and April’s very much in demand across the scene with recent sets at Frantic, Storm and Hard House Academy. She’ll be closing out the party in style with a quality set of harder edged beats for that time of the night when only something a little bit fierce will do!
There are no excuses – don’t miss London’s biggest small party!
Two small rooms, with an excellent atmosphere.
Fully refurbished the 414 boasts a wicked sound system & intelligent lighting. The legendary 414 leads from the front, renowned for its friendly but firm door staff, the smiling and helpful bar staff, club management and even its fish…!
Sound system: 5k Community Sound System /2 Technics Decks / Alan & Heath Mixer / Monitor + Amp / CDJ’S.
Lighting: 6x Martin MX10 with Freekie controller Sound to light.
4 x Martin 250 sound to light.
3 x Martin Acrobats sound to light.
2 x UV guns.
1 x Green Laser and Controller + 4 Mirror balls.
1 x Smoke Machine + Fluid.
1 x 3D Video Film Projector & 6ft Screen.
Ark- line Strobe.
Door Policy: Best behaviour.
Come out of Brixton tube station, turn left then from the KFC turn left into Coldharbour Lane and 414 is 3 minutes walk on your left hand side.
414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LF Capacity : 150