Over 15 yrs on and the reunion is set to be one for the history books again , Sterns was one of the original pioneering rave clubs in the UK and for those of us who experienced it week in week out will know that nothing has ever come close to those times in the scene since and probably never will
This was the club and time when the birth of the rave scene in the UK was first forming and many of the regulars have gone on with the inspiration that sterns gave them, to follow on with careers in the music industry . The flyers , the tunes , the Djs , the car park afterwards the road blocked traffic every Saturday night on this hill in the depths of Worthing, this was the rave scene in it's finest moment!!
The following DJ's played regularly, some even played their first sets at Sterns, so a lot of great times, ground breaking stuff and all on the South Coast of England.
The huge number, range and variety of DJs and performers that have graced Sterns is testament to its place in Rave and Hardcore folklore.
Aubrey, Carl Cox, Cloud 9, Colin Dale, DJ Haze, DJ Rap, DJ Sy, Doc Scot, Donovan 'Bad Boy' Smith, Dr S Gatchet, Druid, Easy B, Easy Groove, Ellis Dee, Evil Eddie Richards, Fabio, Femi B, Grooverider, House Junkie, Hector C, John Digweed, Jumpin Jack Frost, Kenny Ken, Krome & Time, Lenny Dee, Loft Groover, Luke Slater, LTJ Bukem, Mickey Finn, Moby, Mr Music, Mrs Wood, Music Maker, Mr C (later to find fame in The Shamen), Neil Vas, John 00 Fleming, Phantasy, Pigbag - This is not the Band but DJ Pigbag (Warren M), Quantum, Trixta , Matt Handy , Randall, Rat Pack, Ratty, Rhythm Doctor, Rok One, Rock & Vibes, Sasha, Slipmat, Spencer T, Swan-E, The Prodigy, The Druid, Timmi Magic, Top Buzz, Dj Twist, Darrell "Mr Music" Pryor aka waxman.
Sterns was a nightclub located on Highdown Hill in Worthing, West Sussex on the South Downs off the A259 road just north of Ferring. It was a rare example of an early UK club boasting 4 separate rooms with DJs playing Rave, Breakbeat hardcore, Jungle music, Techno, Progressive House, Hard House and Garage.
Although Sterns had played such music before, the most famous club nights were started in 1991 by a promotions company named In-ter-dance run by Mensa (R.I.P). Such was the club nights' reputation that it was credited by a number of artists on their record sleeves, was one of the most well known Rave/Hardcore clubs in Europe and was regularly visited by clubbers from all over the UK.