SWITCH is back!! kicking off 2009 with our alternative NYE party on Sat 3rd Jan. So if you had to work on nye or didnït quite party as hard as you would have liked make up for it on the following Saturday. With not much else going on we are no doubt the place to beb
Londoners & Switch favouriters Ben Clark & Francis Mallinson (Chez Nous/Loop Music) pay us a visit to once again rock Timbuk2 with their liquid funk fuelled style of tech house. Also in room2 we have the Monkey Moo show, the Legendary beatboxer & dj never fails to deliver.
Matt Kennedy & Nick Yockney also play the main room to celebrate the first gigs as permanent residents for SWITCH.
New Switch resident for 2009 *For more information look out for Venue magazines feature on SwitchSs new residents for 2009 (Issue available 31st Dec)
full line up...>>
(Loop music/Chez Nous)
(Loop music/Chez Nous)
Saturday 3rd January 2008
Doors open 11pm - 5am
As there is not much else on this weekendi(Be early to avoid disappointment on the door)
Timbuk2, Small Street, Bristol
Francis Mallinson & Ben Clarke
Francis Mallinson DJs with Ben Clarke and the pair produce as Crunch.__Practically glued together on the decks, Ben and Francis began their DJing career at Twisted Melon back in 2004 and have not looked back since. Now, as two parts of Loop Music, they play regularly in clubs across London and push cool, high paced tech house grooves to an appreciative following. __As DJs they are known for being brave enough to show that they enjoy playing music as much as those dancing to it, and have earned the loyalty of an enthusiastic crowd, taking them to clubs across the capital and as far afield as Eastern Europe. If you are in need of a pair with passionate enthusiasm for serious party music, then look no further!__Pointing to artists Layo and Bushwacka, and sounds heard at Cocoon or the End as inspirations, Ben and Francis play a mix of tough, driving house, more minimal and trippy European tech sounds and deep, funky techno. This has seen them appear on several dates at the Ministry of Sound, London's famous Cross night club, venues in Europe and, most notably, at John Digweed's Bedrock Easter party.__Keen to express their enthusiasm beyond the confines of the night club, the pair penned a debut production under the Crunch Pseudonym in 2006. Francis has been developing his production skills as they plan to carve out a signature sound to complement their DJing.__2006 also saw Ben begin the Loop Music enterprise with mutual friend Steve Marx and a popular weekly podcast radio show was born. Francis joins the collective for club gigs. The show has featured all three, with live recordings from clubs, sets from fellow London-based DJs and mixes taking in everything from progressive house and minimal funk to downtempo afterhours sounds.__Ben and Francis plan to continue expanding the promoters they work with and hope to add to the list of acts they have supported, which currently includes Justin Robertson, Hybrid, Anthony Pappa, Nick Warren and a number of the biggest names in underground electronic music.