|Design: Randall Marsh 2014|
Our Full Beam! series notched up number eleven just before Xmas... was so busy wading my way through silly season that I've only got chance to blog it now... ANYWHO : wrap you lips, tits and your hips round this blinder if you haven't already... Ladybeige and Dave Owen (Social Service) by special request... Randy Marsh and Benny Badge (Pig's arse you did mate) hit their last jam down at the Greatstone Hotel... - the 'Not Quite NYE' Party... Well it felt like NYE anyway as it was fully rammed all night and fully buzzin as standard... FIREWORKS. RMx
AS we move up yet another floor of the pyramid in 2014 we commit loads of memorable nitelife highlights to the brain bank... BIG, BIG Thanks to anyone who came down/took part to/of any of these nights/event and made them mint.... Here's FULL BEAM!'s Top 10 episodes of 2013... in no particular order.... - PHEW!
1> Dave Owen's Wet Play set @ Kraak 07/12/13 >>> Dave O rocked up at Kraak with a massive bag of bangers and proceeded to prize open a mammoth boogie sink hole that took out the entire club. Huge soul drenched, floor-geared club boogie hits non-stop - Standard practise for this cat. Fortunately we recorded the whole thing on a fresh c90 cassette which we here at Full Beam! could happily listen to on repeat, forever... Look out for this being released in some capacity (probably a physical Wet Play Tapecast) in the near future.
|Dave O in the wormhole...|
2> Il Bosco's Midnight Mind Meld @ Wet Play, Kraak 03/08/13 >>> As the clock hit 12 Bosco mooched upto the controls and took everyone deep into a wild italo labyrinth with no tom-tom. Spock would have been buzzin all four of his vulcan nips off to this had he been arsed to make the trip (you missed out leonard you nimrod) - Been asked for the recording of this pure, definitely one of the most memorable sets we've ever heard down at the Wet Play . We we're keepin it in the cooler for a possible official release on Tape but decided that peops need to hear this shit so check it:
3> Full Beam! Pyramid - Vincent Texture's Birthday w/ Bop Gun @ Gullivers 16/11/13 >>> A crack construction team consisting of Crispy Duck, Bathtub and Randy Marsh camped out all week at the Gravy Pit, taking a grand total of 52 hours to building a pyramid out of bubble wrap, card and bamboo rods to bounce visuals off. It took approximately 5.2 seconds to flatten the fucker and get it skipped after the do. All done in celebration of Vincent Textures Birthday. A couple of life-sized cardboard cut outs of VT even got knocked up but they got nicked during the night... Texture's gran was definitely seen leaving the club with one over her shoulder (Bills in the post love) - Also had our man Bop Gun down from Glasgow for this who properly pounded the living shit out of Gulliver's function room.
|Behold the top room... Pharoahs only...|
4> Full Beam! Hydrofoil @ Wet Play, Kraak 03/08/13 >>> Loads of one-pops (one skin hash zoots) and a shit load of ale isnt really recommended when your trying to pilot a Hydrofoil consisting of 3 record decks, a CDJ, a synth and a shit load of unquantized boogie bangers but Marsh and Metrodome managed to pull it off, just about... Sounds like they'd both been mainlining ketamine directly into their peckers in parts... After promising to stay sober until after the voyage, plans we're abandoned as the day went on and they got bored of drinkin kia-ora like a couple of stiffs... This was gonna stay sealed but here it is in the raw... *Not for the feint-hearted*
5> ThatFullAmazingRedWetLaserBeamDiscoPlayThing 16/08/13 >>> A joint function from multiple club nights descended on an undisclosed showbiz location for a free party mid summer - managing to blow up the venues sound system in the process (Spandexxxxxxxxx!!!!!!). sonofapizzaman's 10 minute sweaty topless wrestle with the effects controls before he found out where the buttons were was a particular highlight. Unfortunately there was a strict ban on photography so all memories of this are only contained in flashbacks and several massive booze stains on the carpet. Look out for a similar happening this summer...
6.1> Space Docking @ Gullivers 16/02/13 >>> Those who were there will remember one thing about this night, those that weren't there will have heard about the now leg-endary finger bumming dance floor antics of one particular reveller who managed to whip up a circle consisting of 50% horrified onlookers and 50% pissing themselves onlookers. Way to split the room mate... Marsh did have photographic proof of this shit going down but opted not to publish due to a fear of getting done for sex crimes.
6.2> Wet Play vs Space Docking @ Soup Kitchen 20/09/13 >>> In an attempt to beckon back the mystery finger bummer for a second helping - Wet Play teamed up with the Space Dockers for a techno-boogie romp down at Soup. The club was filled with thick fog fumes in an attempt to smoke out this sucker but to no avail. Word has it that he'd checked himself into a clinical wig-wag in an attempt to purge his demons. Ah well. Didn't stop everyone from having a sick bash that got so smoky that the bar staff couldn't see the till n shit. Marsh hid the fog switch under a record box on full pump until complaints of eye-bleeds and lung failure in the crowd forced them to tone things down a bit...
|This is what 5 hours and 39 minutes of Wet Play v Space Docking looks like.|
7> Klondyke Club Music Night >>> Three of these bashes took place in 2013 down at the Klondyke bowling and snooker club over in sunny Levenshulme ('The home of the jaffa cake')... Organised by Ste Spandex (M.E.N DJ of the year 2013), Harry Henderson, Crispy Duck and Don Lovedog (now barred from the joint, in fact - now barred from everywhere in Levenshulme he doesn't own). Nice to get out of the city centre every now and then especially when they're serving space raider butties upon entry.
|How the fuck did this man gain access to the |
Gravy Pit? & what's he doing on me back?
Only kidding mate... Your welcome any day.
(Apart from Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays RMx)
8> Endless Reach Vampire Disco @ Mother Studios, London 02/11/13 >>> Killer party in the capital hosted by Glowing Palms, Muitante & $wayward... Marsh jetted down to join fellow Mancunian Ruf Dug for a heaving, sell out all nighter, 5 floors up in a sick loft space. Ruffy installed his custom Martian control units and served up coconut pudding throughout the night under a giant custom, smoke blowing skull (skills BrunoKnowz) Any Londerers readin should watch out for the Endless Reach boys making moves in 2014 as they're set to chuck some pretty hefty irons on the fire down there.
|Check this beast in action! - HERE|
9> Wet Play. Red Laser, Full Beam! NYE @ Soup Kitchen 31/12/13 >>> Blindin' and fitting end to 2013 at a sold out Soupy. Upstairs saw a frantic boogie / italo ruckus run by the Full Beam! and Red Laser Records crews (blowin up speakers the maniacs) whilst downstairs saw the Wet Play pals rumble into the night joined by Benny Badge (on day release from the Pyramid Suite) who brought in the new year in High Fashion. Pretty sure DJ White Pepper managed to tip a bottle of poppers into the smoke machine at some point cause everyone was off their nuts... Tales of an ill-fated Il Bosco post party 'whitey' been ringing round the camp... Apparently sonofapizzaman had to put a johnny on his widge, talc his bum and tuck him into bed for a bit - Don't worry g... happens to the best of us. (Reference: Randy Marsh @ The Pizzashop, Circa 2013 - Huge whitey leads to unconscious drop in the shower room and face butt on glass panel leading to massive gash in head - treated with tampons, frozen bagel. Aftercare : Wound glued up with eyelash glue. All good). ***NEWSFLASH*** Cancel the A.P.B on Bosco's phone everyone! - amongst accusations of thievery the device turns up 2 weeks later at the bottom of his record bag. Bloody hell! Keith Richards been piddlin' in yer red red wine or something pal?
|Double B deep into it on NYE...|
10> Yes Cliff! >>> Who's been round the 2nd hand record shops in Manchester and clocked the abundance of 3cm diameter yellow stickered records about the place? Mostly with 'Cliff' written on them... Randy Marsh has snaffled at least 3 dozen of these bits over the past 6 months, ranging from £20 jewels to 50p bargain soul sleepers. Street soul and boogie essentials plus rare bits too... As demonstrated in Randy Marsh's 'A Dusty Bargain Soul Mooch' which contains approximately 90% cliff bangers.... Not exactly a clubbin' highlight but our mystery man has definitely been contributing to the vibe as peops cotton on to the relative goldmine that's he's sprinkled around town.
|Win this T-Shirt!!! (Bathtub won seperately)|