Archive: Megadog presents The Midi Circus, The Event, Brighton 09/06/93
£8 to see Aphex Twin and Orbital at one event! You’d probably have to pay ten times as much to see just one of them now. And then it would probably have to involve camping or something.
All I can remember from this is being blown away by the Aphex Twin’s performance. That proper old school “oh my god that bass and volume has made me shit my pants” feeling. And the stobes. And ‘Didgeridoo’ live.
Again, I’ve got a C90 somewhere of Richard James playing a similar set at the same years Sound City which was broadcast on Radio 1FM.
Utah Saints + Andy Weatherall @ The Zap club, Brighton, 14 June 1993
After seing the Utah Saints support The Shamen at The Event earlier on in the year we had to go down and see them again when they came back to play Brighton’s coolest club (at the time) The Zap.
Back suppporting the Shamen the lead singer Jez performed with a leg in plaster. This time at the Zap they were playing the black and white tiled stage alongside Andrew Weatherall who DJ’d prior to the Utah’s set.
Often ridculed for all the wrong reasons the Utah Saints pulled off a great show and one day I’ll get around to uploading a live set from Sheffield Sound City I’ve got on a C90 somewhere to show you.
While the Saint’s were marching on, Andrew Weatherall stood in front of me chatting to someone about his forthcoming project, Sabres Of Paradise…
Listen: Utah Saints – UTAH SAINTS
Despite coming to an end a few years ago Deviant recently returned to The Social on Little Portland Street to celebrate 10 years. This flyer is back from when it all started in 1999.
Many a Friday was written off as a result of attending this night and frankly nothing before or after it at the Social has beaten it for atmosphere and top notch music all night long.
Started by Stuart Patterson the one time Soulsonic man and now Faith and East Village head honcho, Deviant allowed DJ’s to dig into the their collections and take a break from what they normally played.
A few years back the Social lost its way after those stupid ‘dancing’ restrictions came in and Deviant came to an end and Patterson moved the party futher out west to The Lodge.
The night put out one compilation and it also created a love story that will see a wedding in July this year!!