Angela Lewis on pop
Tuesday 06 September 1994
My local jungle outlet, Wax City in Croydon, was packed with more pinched-looking, working-class, mainly white youths - jungle's main support group - than I've seen in months the next afternoon, as the fever to find tracks heard over the bank holiday weekend Carnival had set in. It's likely, also, that the general rave scene will get a shot in the arm. Probably the organisers of Desire, who regularly put on all-nighters, will be the first to benefit. Tickets for these raves, held in north London or deepest Hackney, are usually over pounds 10, but the next Desire fling is pounds 7 in advance. Its theme is The Payback, the idea being, according to the organisers, to pay back the 'Desire Massive' for the 'tremendous support this year'. Maybe it's just a subtle admission that they fear clubbers drifting away as competition from other events grows. Whatever, the MCs, as usual, feature the most acclaimed voices of jungle stations, especially from Dream FM, including Hype, Slipmatt and Randall. It's been a long, hot summer for jungle but it looks like the vibe is set to rumble on and on. . .
Desire (The Payback), 10 September, 166-220 Holloway Road, N8 (Holloway Road tube), pounds 7 plus pounds 1 booking fee, 081-808 8972/081-524 7282
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