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Review: Just Jack Halloween - DJ Harvey (All Night Long)

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Review: Just Jack Halloween - DJ Harvey (All Night Long)

Yes, the Just Jack boys returned and this time DJ Harvey was on the main star.

A Halloween special curated with a 6-hour extended set from the man who is hailed amongst the music industry as one of the best.

The best Just Jack so far?

It was definitely up there.

 

It's a certain that the Just Jack Halloween special always brings extra spooky vibes.

With the 31st October around the corner, the pre-All Hallows Eve Motion Party has been a spectacular one every year.

Morty costume Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

Morty costume

Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

There was an unfortunate lack of decor around motion to celebrate this wondrous occasion of the year.

 

However, the costumes of the party goers certainly made up for it.

 

They ranged from bucket hat and tracksuit punters (costumes or just Bristol?) to full banana suits and condoms.

 

A booky situation for anyone that was involved on the dance floor.

 

 

Motion opened all its doors, including the Marble Factory and the Tunnel for this promising night.

Berghain residents Steffi and Virginia headed Marble Factory, whilst interestingly Young Marco and Interstellar Funk dominated the Tunnel.

DJ Harvey Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

DJ Harvey

Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

In the main room was of course DJ Harvey.

He has been quoted amongst the people as 'The best DJ in the world' for his intimate chugging house and various cuts of disco.

At Just Jack it was no different.

Harvey's 6 - hour set took complete control of the floor in a relatively down tempo fashion, the crowd appearing content and in awe of the seamless blend of sounds.

 

His penchant for tripped out mixes and dirty disco edits was clear on Saturday all the way into the earlier hours.

The last 2 hours were an especially esoteric period, winding perfectly into daunting slow beat techno.

Perfect for the punters, who grinded it out in the early morning.

 

Visiting Steffi in the Marble Factory was a must for me but the sound system just wasn't up to scratch.

Although I have much respect for Steffi, Young Marco in the Tunnel was much more appealing.

For that hour the Tunnel was rammed.

Young Marco played an eccentric off-kilter set, with plenty of hidden treasures straight from his archives.

The contrast between the Tunnel and the main room was perfect, considering Harvey was playing all night long.

Young Marco Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

Young Marco

Source: Alastair Brookes - Entirety Labs

Interstellar Funk, a part of the new wave of Amsterdam producers followed shortly in the Tunnel.

 

His sounds amass Detroit electro, a rawness wielded through his taste for analogue hardware.

 

The tunnel was packed all night long, no surprises there.

 

It was hot, crowded, but oh did it bang.

 

 

Once again, Just Jack did it.

Keep your eyes peeled for February, when JJ will surely smash it again.


Written by Ross Hook - Underground Writer