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Hideout in Soho is closing down.

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i'll be in london starting may 3rd. looking for places to stay and people to meet and things to do and other things that sound cool. get back to me if you'd want to help and/or spend a day recording grime bars in the studio. safe (?)

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In response to the talk about tooting a couple pages back - anyone ever tried that cobblers down from tooting broadway (Konstantinos?)

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Yeah he is a pretty miserable git. He makes orthopaedic shoes mainly.

I decided against giving him my Alden's to resole after talking with him. Although I'm sure he could do the job.

The tailor a bit further down who is now retired told me he had some bespoke shoes made by him and didn't rate them.

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kinda of steer clear of tooting broadway for everything would do you good, most merchants there are sub-standard be it with electronics, catering, hair, repairs, etc

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American student living in LDN, any london djs/club people on here with recommendations? Been trying lots of spots and nothing is too impressive

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Surely it's just as easy to type 'London' correctly as it is to type 'LDN'?

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Surely it's just as easy to type 'London' correctly as it is to type 'LDN'?

 

I guess he is from NYC or BSTN so he has to right it like that.

 

You tried the Egg before Mr?

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Was that directed at me?. if so 'Egg'???

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Egg is okay, but judging from what he posted in the listening to thread hmmm

 

What part of london are you living in and what scene are you looking for/used to or want to try.. 

London really kind of has everything..

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American student living in LDN, any london djs/club people on here with recommendations? Been trying lots of spots and nothing is too impressive

 

 

Thats because there aren't any good places left - door guy at plastic people told me c 2011 that the man was cracking down on nightlife spots prior to the olympics. 

 

Theres been a gradual change in London nightlife since 2006 when I first started going out here, everythings gotten more sinister and the vibes just aren't good any more. Doesn't seem like anybody is having a good time.

Edited by broken_dubz

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thats just not true, London will probably never not be one of the best places to go out considering

the amount of money floating around, transport network, ethnic diversity, traditional protestant english culture, amount of young people, diversity of areas and general size.

 

There is everything

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Theres been a gradual change in London nightlife since 2006 when I first started going out here, everythings gotten more sinister and the vibes just aren't good any more. Doesn't seem like anybody is having a good time.

 

People always say that. When I used to go to Jungle nights in the early 90s everyone was all "Ah, man the vibe isn't the same. The drugs are making people paranoid". Everyone says it. Sign you're getting old, mate. Get into real ale like I did. 

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Egg is okay, but judging from what he posted in the listening to thread hmmm

 

So ? 

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Bradley zero at rhythm section, really like his mixes

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yeah i didn't wanna actually say he was getting old but if you think London is dead you couldn't be further from the truth..

scenes have all moved and changed areas but its all going on still

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People always say that. When I used to go to Jungle nights in the early 90s everyone was all "Ah, man the vibe isn't the same. The drugs are making people paranoid". Everyone says it. Sign you're getting old, mate. Get into real ale like I did. 

 

Ha perhaps a more elaborate way to say that I felt old these days.

 

Friend was just down from SF - damn I didn't know London had so many good real ale joints.

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Ha perhaps a more elaborate way to say that I felt old these days.

 

Friend was just down from SF - damn I didn't know London had so many good real ale joints.

 

Well, there used to be better ones back in the day but... 

 

Joking. Yeah, there are loads. You can even get great beer in crappy supermarkets like Morrisons these days. It's great.

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yeah but its come at the cost of nice pubs and that atmosphere, except weatherspoons and they are pretty grim,

that alcohol is off or something always has my head spinning the next day regardless of remedies

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now it means kids drink out of morrissons too and they dont have homes and they end up drinking on the street doing dumb shit

used to be able to be in pubs under supervision when they werent so strict and expensive

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now it means kids drink out of morrissons too and they dont have homes and they end up drinking on the street doing dumb shit

used to be able to be in pubs under supervision when they werent so strict and expensive

 

Lol you trying to be sarcastic?

 

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/anatomy-of-a-new-modern-douchebag

 

This article sums up the state of the UK c. 2014 pretty well. I genuinely do think people have gotten dumber and become extremely image conscious, to the point of it being pathological. 

Edited by broken_dubz

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Days of the superclub (Fabric etc.) are over. The nightlife in London has gone underground. It's all about small clubs with pop up nights, private parties, warehouse parties, etc. 

 

As for the modern day douche bag, yeah if you go to big(ger) clubs you're bound to run into those idiots up and down the UK.

 

Oh and Egg is shit.

Edited by rirawin

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Lol you trying to be sarcastic?

 

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/anatomy-of-a-new-modern-douchebag

 

This article sums up the state of the UK c. 2014 pretty well. I genuinely do think people have gotten dumber and become extremely image conscious, to the point of it being pathological. 

unless its because you know/presume how young i am, there is no reason to believe i was being sarcastic

i, too, genuinely believe this and thats why i divorce myself from it.

Article pretty much sums up why i hate 'clubbing', and go to a lot more different things. I suppose in reply to Rirawin, i go to underground things.. but you have to be a little more in the loop/no where to go..

 

with a short look you can find a lot of the clubs that play non-popular culture music or asking around although if you ask in the clubbing scene noone will know.

Whereas for the very underground stuff squat/warehouse/private nights u need the numberline from people who know

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Fabric still rolls on, however it is filled with a lot of meatheads and a lot of them are on drugs, i still go to the occasional night once a year or so, Cable was great but getting worse and that shut

with se1 gone a few years back people seem to segregate in the outskirts Fire (south) and Islington metal works (north), and when you go to those clubs, although they get old quickly, its the official entrance to the underground

lots of flyers etc hanging around there

 

 

 

Any of you know about the situation in Manchester? i have opted to force myself to leave London because it would be pathetic to stay my whole life, and so for three years im gunna dread it up in what used to madchester but seems to have gone off the rails too

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^^ well said. I guess I've been unemployed for the past year and am going kind of stir-crazy being back in full time education with a bunch of kids. 

 

My experiences at Egg have been numerous and all have been shit, i'm not just saying that because im becoming a miserable fuck (which I obviously am) but its like a place to go at 430 AM when everywhere else is closed. Plus its in Kings Cross in the middle of fucking nowhere, so if you don't want to shell out for a cab and want to catch the first tube home you have a trek ahead of you. 

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Oh, not to mention, i used to go out there a lot, but its a bit too snooty in a fashion-way out there, you might like it but its very like 'who are you wearing'/trustafarian students in Shoreditch. another gateway to underground,

 

I think however people seem to say the warehouse and squat scene has gotten worse but when i first started going 6 years ago they were sporadic and not supercharged, now some of them can be off the chain, much better these huge one off nights than going to same club everyweekend

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Seriously fuck, this thread is kind of scaring me how old its making me feel. I'm gonna be 28 this year only...

Edited by broken_dubz

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its pretty pathetic but i turned 19 the other day and i'd like to say i know how you feel, although you probably won't sympathise :D

 

GENUINELY what i'd give to be 16 again, no cares no worries just chilling

 

 

Broken, drugs are everywhere like absolutely everywhere beyond mainstream clubbing culture, even a little there..

thats not new though is it?

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