Helen S, London - United Kingdom - on 31/1/12
Killer Kitsch kicked off in Glasgow in 2005 and has hosted the likes of The Glimmers, Optimo, Simian Mobile Disco, Drop The Lime, Alex Metric, Joe Godard (Hot Chip), and Yolanda Be Cool in its seven years. One of the city's most loved weekday parties, Killer Kitsch celebrates its seventh birthday next Tuesday, 7th February, at its home, the Buff Club on Bath Lane. The party is totally free, as is the birthday cake for the early birds amongst you, and to celebrate two of its residents, Euan Neilson and Dave Sinclair, have got together to compile this track list- a tune to represent a favourite guest over the night's seven years.
Killer Kitsch's 7 Big Guests:
1. JD Twitch (Optimo)
Not the first guest we booked (which would have been an obvious one to have picked) but the 3rd guest. For us having Keith come play our night was a big deal for us, weʼd been going to Optimo for just over 2 years so we asked him if heʼd come and play at our year and a half birthday party. Just as his set is drawing to a close the fire alarm goes off, this is was a.) mortifying b.) quite funny, as the fire alarm was going off all the time when we went to Optimo. This is the tune that was playing when it went off!
2. Yolanda Be Cool
This of course brings us fond memories as its a classic example of right time right place. We had booked them maybe 4 months prior to the date, we had been playing THE song out and it had been going down really well and people were always asking us what it was. To our amazement over the next few months the song gathered pace...radio 1 c list, b list.....and then on the week they were due at the club it went to number 1. So by 12pm, an hour after doors opened, the club was full.
3. Dillon Francis
The most recent example of a fantastic night, it's the best atmosphere I can remember in recent times! So obviously having to pick one tune for this we are gonna plump for this one. Why ? Well. Dillion went up so much in our estimation after tweeting about the ustream that was live on the night, we ended up getting almost 1000 people watching the stream because of his one tweet and we also sent out a plea to all three of them for a few kind words about our club so we could stick it on a press release. Dillion was the only one to reply.
We think we have put on both of Cloudsʼ best gigʼs in Glasgow so we are good pals and stay in touch. Both times they played were amazing, but its the one in the Sub Club that weʼll mention here. They stepped in at late notice to replace Paul Chambers and it the first time they had ever stepped foot in the Subbie. Half way through their set they play this tune and Calum leaves the DJ Booth and meets me between the speakers (where I told him Iʼd be if he played it) and just shouts out “THE BASS” and then calmly walks back to the booth. I dont think they had ever heard such an amazing soundsystem..
5. Shir Khan
Shir Khan has dj’d for us on 3 occasions and has never disappointed. However, the time which stands out the most was when he played at our 4th birthday party. Now, for the birthday parties we try and add things to the club to make it a bit more special. The previous year we had tied massive bags of balloons to the ceiling and then released them on the crowd in the middle of the night. This year we took it a bit further and had pyrotechnics which fired out confetti. This was an incredible moment and the tune playing at that time was this one.
6. Drop The Lime
In November 2010 Glasgow saw some of the most extreme conditions of snow in decades. It was right in the middle of that when we had Drop The Lime playing. We were certain the night was a right off, but were very pleasantly surprised by the outcome. In terms of numbers, the night was nowhere near being rammed. But if you’re willing to come out in conditions like that, you’ve got to be up for a party. Fortunately Drop the lime was too and he played my favourite set that year. Prior to his performance he had requested glow in the dark fangs and an inflatable saxophone (for him to play during sex sax). We weren’t able to provide these things, but he was ok with that.
Neoteric was suggested to us by our friend and previous guest Nom De Strip. He told us that Neoteric was basically in the country and wanted to play some shows, but wasn’t at all bothered about getting paid. So we figured why not. He played one of the most fun sets I’ve heard in the club and he kept it very diverse and exiting. The highlight for me was when I told him he only had 5 minutes left. Now most DJ’s would stick on one last tune, but not this guy. He must of got through about 10 tunes and each one more and more ridiculous.
Killer Kitsch 7th BIRTHDAY - 7th Feb - 2012
The Buff Club
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