22 Jan
A real Plump Night Out


We’re not the biggest fans of super clubs here at LIAS, preferring to get our drink on at cheaper more intimate spots, but there’s still something to be said about seeing a DJ tear up a dancefloor packed full with thousands of bodies via bad ass soundsystem. One such night that’s been holding it down these last twelve months is Avalon’s Friday night CONTROL. For god knows how long Avalon’s Friday nights were about as consistent as John Travolta’s heterosexuality, but with CONTROL they finally seem to have got it right. In the last few weeks of ‘09 CONTROL hosted Hot Chip, Etienne de Crecy, Mr Oizo, MANDY, Damian Lazarus, AC Slater and perhaps most significantly a game changing dubstep show from Rusko. Add to that the likes of James Murphy, Juan Mclean, Switch, RyeRye, Tiga and Fischerspooner, who all played CONTROL last year, and you got yourself a pretty compelling reason to hit Hollywood on a Friday.

Tonight they welcome the inimitable Plump DJs — legendary UK breakbeat maestros who for the longest time (and thru the peak of their career) were no-shows on US shores due to “visa” issues…aka one of them allegedly got caught trying to smuggle certain serotonin-boosting pills into Miami for Winter Music Conference. Smart move guys — I know how hard it is to find drugs on South Beach. Anyway, their A Plump Night Out LP was arguably the best breakbeat artist album of all time, and basically the soundtrack to the turn of the millenium for me, and their FabricLive mix was some of the best breaks mixes money could buy. Sure, nu skool breaks was never the coolest or hippest shit out there but it will always have a fat-bottomed place in my heart. When we saw the Plumps at Coachella last year they seemed to skimp on some of our favorite Plump hits (what – no “Scram”?!), so here’s hoping they take my requests this time around. Either way it should be a good ‘un, including Dim Mak mogul and hipster-about-town Steve Aoki…

Scram for old times sake…

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