27 Jul 2008, 14:26
[event=]Love box Weekender[/event] review/Nitzan Hermon/www.nitzan.co.uk
Love box, oh dear old love box.
After the great time I had last year, when cosmos, beer and disco all aligned in the Greg Wilson set in the Rizzla stage, I was really curios to one would turn out to be.
The weatherman was apprehensive and the possibility was a wet day was over our head but nonetheless we decided to keep the spirits high and headed out east.
As we were heading down to the park the excitement was building up, excitement that had to be paused for some long queues, queues that extended into the festival.
It seems that the organizers over did them selves and the park was absolutely packed.
Good for them, not so good for anyone else.
Just to make my point, getting a drink in the bar would take anything between 40 min to eternity.
Staring at the bar I decided that a change of plan is in order.
A quick look in the program informed me that Wilson was playing the NYC Downlow stage.
Map n front of me and I’m trying to locate myself, noticing that my target is just behind the big vert ramp(an awesome feature in my opinion)...getting closer i could see drag-queens standing on the balcony, observing the crowd and working out the people with the use of megaphone and a bunch sticked on mustaches (we’ll get to them later). that odd, i thought to myself, nonetheless that was my best chance of having fun this side of the afternoon I told myself.
As we were waiting to go in, every time someone would open the door to go in or out, big funky basslines sneak out and then disappear.
In we are and sound is sweet! It was so loud you could not not dance.
The crowd was friendly, the bar was good and the DJs rocked it, this was promising to be the best place to be in love box 08.
We had some other shows we planned to watch but ended up staying there for most of the day.
sun down, sun up, a little hangover later and back on the train east.
A quick look in the program and noticed that one of my favorite drum n bass was playing the main stage.
The sun was shinning and Roni came on.
His crew was consisted of an mc, a female singer, a laptop, synth and an amazing drummer.
This was a show I was waiting for in particular as I, for one, feel completely alienated by the new style of drum n bass, a style that even once soulful producers have now seem to be engaging in.
Not this one though.Roni always seems to be giving music its own edge, melting hip hop, urban and fresh sounds into a superb show .
As the day past by the overall vibe on the Sunday was much more of a...err... a Sunday.
Relaxed, not as many crowded and more wind down.
and what better place to that than in the Clash stage with uber dubsters Trojan Sound System. They attracted loads of people and the tent was packed. The subs were going wild and the vibes were high, very high. A perfect ending to the a great weekender.