Once a month, Kenny Glasgow, Andrew Allsgood and Mike Tull get together to throw an electro party at Una Mas. The electroclash overdose of the past year has fed a healthy backlash against anything associated with the term. So I wasn't sure what to expect Saturday, but was surprised to find a packed house of young fashionistas eagerly getting down to some funky electro-revisionism.
The space was smartly done up for the event and featured some impressive video projections by the Mix Motion crew along with dozens of glowing multicoloured hoops suspended from the ceiling. The sound of the night is more along the lines of electro house than electroclash, with a few 80s anthems thrown in.
Thankfully, this music has evolved into something that sounds contemporary even if it's characterized by references to the past. Is it here to stay? Still too early to tell, but everyone these days seems sick of the available options, and at least this is a change from the usual.
It might not be the deepest sound on the block or the most technically inventive, but it is rooted in melody and rhythm and has a certain decadent glamour that is definitely contagious. If you haven't been turned on by electro-isms yet, this might be the night that will seduce you into a new respect for the sound.
A Man Called Warwick may no longer be part of the Movement collective that he helped found, but don't think he's retired from the rare funk and worldly beats you know him for.
He's started Turning Point, a sporadic night that aims to get back to the roots of what got him into DJing in the first place. When he took over the Ancient Saturday night, the small pub was transformed into an intimate, sweaty dance party featuring all your favourite obscure records of yesteryear.
You can't help but admire Warwick's purism, but even I was surprised when he requested that we not hype his night too much. The event's already reaching capacity early in the night. The fear is that if it's pushed too hard the regulars won't be able to get in for all the curiosity seekers and trend followers.
But it's a great party. It wouldn't be responsible journalism to pretend it doesn't exist. Hope I'm forgiven and don't find myself waiting out in the cold next time.