The year 1993, the place Club UK, Wandsworth London, the tune – The Delorme – Beatniks (Dharma Bums Mix). I had just got back from an around the world travelling experience, although we had only got as far as the Greek Island, and ended up spending three months drinking, DJ’ing, and more drinking, taking a much needed rest from chemicals and the Free Party Scene, until money ran out and I came back to the UK. By now my musical taste by now had completley moved back into the house music domain after a confusing year of underground dance music ripping at the seems and splitting into all different directions. News was on the street that a new Club in Wandsworth was the best thing since sliced bread, and one of my mates suggested we go there for his Birthday. I just found this website on the said club that is worth a read up on, I have fond memories of the place although I only went a couple of times, both occasions were great experiences. Big tunes on that night was Direkt – Two Fat Guitars, and the lesser known but equally classic The Delorme – Beatniks (Dharma Bums Mix), of which I thought I’d share you today.
From the Club UK website
Club UK in Wandsworth, South London, opened its doors in 1993 and quickly established itself as one of the leading underground nightclubs in the London Scene. After a couple of years the club had attracted the attention of the police, local councils and anti drug campaigners. After a high profile drug related death Club UK owners lost their license and it was finally closed down in 1997 never to be reopened. Club UK’s legacy however lives on and is still talked about even today, and mention ‘Club UK’ in Wandsworth to one of the clubbers that frequented it and your sure to provoke an interesting story or two.
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