Review: Mixed Bizness - The Last Dance
REVIEW: Mixed Bizness - The Last Dance
WORDS: Colin Brownbill
We suspect there may have been some anxiety surrounding Mixed Bizness’ final event. Summing up almost nine years of parties in one night was never going to be easy, and certainly the pressure of giving one of Glasgow’s most highly revered club brands the send off it truly deserved must have been quite significant. But with a turnout that reflected their quite justified popularity, a line up which represented the very essence of what they tirelessly promoted, and an atmosphere which overflowed with an impossibly positive energy, The Last Dance was one which is unlikely to ever be forgotten.
With free entry all night and an open-armed welcome by some of the club’s closest friends, it was obvious from the start that this night was going to fulfil exactly what Mixed Bizness was all about: unpretentious fun. S-Type kicked things off in fine style, inviting the girls to get down and dirty with a low-slung mixture of futuristic sheen and satisfying familiarity, while the bass-heavy eclecticism of Edinburgh’s Profisee saw the dancefloor swell to the sound of his latest album ‘From All Angles’. Nearing 1am, and with the club now brimming over, it was the turn of Hint to bring the hyper-energetic crowd to boiling point, all leading up to what would be the most instantly gratifying of sets from MB head-honcho Boom Monk Ben.
Launching into Seiji’s absurdly destructive mix of Coldcut & Hextatic’s 2010 banger ‘Timber’, it soon became impossible to leave the dancefloor. Those that did, run the risk of missing such overwhelming moments as an expertly timed ‘Hyph Mngo’ or perhaps the wildest reaction we’ve seen in a club in the form of Double 99’s Speed-Garage classic ‘RIP Groove’. The man was in his element, owning a dancefloor which for the last eight years had been unequivocally his. The end of the night came all too quickly, but in appropriate fashion it culminated with a monumental stage invasion and what appeared to be an impromptu back to back with Shaun and Cheesy of Vitamins. Cue a genuine eruption as the likes of Roots Manuva’s ‘Witness The fitness’ and Biggie Small’s ‘Hypnotise’ incite a near riot. This was the celebration Mixed Bizness truly deserved, a climax which captured everything that made it great, but it was perhaps summed up best by one exasperated newcomer: “I didn’t think a club could be this fun”.
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