One of the more troubling stories to break this year was the uncertainty surrounding the future of Plastic People, one of London’s best night-clubs.
Famed for its dark environs and thumping sound, Plastic People was the home of Theo Parrish’s UK residency, seminal dubstep night FWD>> and countless other important club-nights, including CD-R. Well, this weekend, the club will re-open with a pair of events and a new, albeit yet-to-be-fully-tweaked, soundsystem. According to the club in a statement made in June, their legal team managed to “come to some arrangements with the Police and Hackney Council”, and we guess this is the result.
Friday July 23 sees house night Warm return to the club with an appearance from Ostgut-Ton’s Prosumer, while Saturday is booked in for a list-only session by Nonsense, the night ran by Benny Blanco, a DJ who’s worked closely with the club’s owners throughout the recent problems, running the Keep Plastic People Alive Facebook petition.
Oh, and if you want to know what the new Plastic People is going to look and sound like, then Radio 1Xtra’s Benji B recently met up with Ade Fakile to talk about the club, and Twittered much of Fakile’s revelations, including the fact that the DJ booth will now “be where the entrance to the dancefloor is”, and although it will be a new booth and presumably feature a new mixer, it will still use formula sound. The new soundsystem will comprise “three-way passive studio monitors, like listening in a big studio”, replacing the club’s previous Funktion 1 system.