The Bomb Nightclub's Seventh Birthday

Words: Dom Henry
Thursday 07 October 2004
reading time: min, words

Nottingham's original 'underground' club the Bomb is celebrating its seventh birthday this Saturday

Nottingham's original 'underground' club the Bomb is celebrating its seventh birthday this Saturday with a line up of some of their talented residents and guests.

As well as an excuse to pull out all the stops for a bit of an in-house knees up its also the start of the new season. 'New Season?!' I hear you cry? Has tech house and underground music gone catwalking mad? Fear not, it is simply that the students are back and from now till they clear off again clubs like the bomb will be making money hand over fist (well that's the idea anyway).

The Bomb have been busy over the summer and the Autumn line-up is promising, the most eye catching of their new residencies is Chibuku of 'Chibuku Shake Shake' fame. Chibuku grew up in Liverpool in a response to the promoters being pissed off with the increasingly badly run gangster antics of Liverpool clubs.

Offering great music and proper friendly customer service the night grew in popularity, gaining Mixmag No 1 club status they hit the big time with their own brand of eclectic house tunes.  Sporting a friendly and full on party atmosphere they now tour the country and abroad with a summer season in Ibiza. Its with their new Notts residency in mind we note that Chibuku pull some very interesting names indeed such as Groove Armada, Marshall Jefferson, Yousef, Mr. Scruff, Jacques Lu Cont, The Herbaliser, Tom Middleton, Rooty, The Scratch Perverts, Adam Freeland, UNKLE, LTJ Bukem, the list goes on, fingers crossed we'll be seeing some of these names before long.

There is of course more to fill the Bombs maze of intimate underground rooms than Chibuku, their ever popular techno/breaks night Firefly continues, Tribal Sessions are coming down from Sankeys Soap in Manchester to spin some quality tech house (with Nic Fanuclli playing in November).

On the D&B front in the wake of Detonate's move to Stealth the acclaimed London night Movement has swept in promising some memorable servings from their expert crew (inc DJ Marky). The Bomb is also continuing it's traditions of developing local nights including Hip Hop, Funk and Turntablism from Camouflage, plus offerings from 1-2HQ and Shrewd.

All in all it looks to be a promising season, the Bomb are well placed to compete in the  increasingly well served market for club music in Nottingham  - its all good from us punters point of view, we just hope the numbers add up so it continues that way.

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