Club Review - Visionquest Detroit Affair (Studio 338)Club | 07.05.2015
It’s the first bank holiday of the summer season, and the event in question is Visionquest’s Detroit Affair Party at the infamous Studio 338. The line-up included Visionquest trio Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtis and Ryan Crosson, backed by guest artists ‘Magda’, ‘Matthew Dear’ and minimal export ‘Daniel Bell’.
The club is situated near the O2 arena, isolated enough not draw attention to itself. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we suggest you do it’s fantastic for day time parties. The club has an indoor venue as well as an canopied terrace with décor resembling the unknown, trees and plants sprawled everywhere. The Booth is housed in a wooden frame which is centred within the terrace enabling clubbers to experience the quality being projected.
Shaun Reeves stepped on to the decks around 6pm at this point dispersing clouds gave way to sunshine bathing London city in some added warmth. ‘Reeves’ kept the vibes low key with rich Detroit sounds, for some one who plays main slot we thoroughly enjoyed his early track selection. Promoting the right amount of energy to encourage people onto the D floor.
‘Daniel Bell’ was on the bill next, the set consisted of some nice groovey beats with subtle tones. At this point the terrace was packed to the brim, kick starting the journey ahead.
‘Lee Curtis’ transitioned nicely between himself and ‘Bell’. Within the first ten minutes Curtis had stamped his mark by playing Detleft’s remix of Carlos Sanchez’s ‘K15’, lifting spirits instantaneously. From then on the same treatment was given throughout his set. Tracks included works from Patrick Topping & Green Velvet, Caribou and cult classic ‘Blackwater’ Octave One.
We managed to catch a few words from ‘Curtis’, who told us how excited he was for the new compilation to drop on Visionquest, it includes some of his favourite works. Chat soon involved onto Visionquest’s current release by Sonny Federo and Gene Farries ‘Work It’ and what he thought about his own interpretation of the track.
The night was in full swing when ‘Madga’ stepped up, at this point we couldn’t wait to see what she had in store. As always Madga’s track selection is spot on, bringing her own unique style to the event. The queen of the underground laying the foundations for night time sets from Matthew Dear and Ryan Crosson.
Next thing we knew Jimmy Edgar ‘Burn’ was pumping through the speakers and change had taken place. Matthew Dear was on and energy levels rose, the terrace saw a new lease of life. Dear really took a grip on studio 338, with solid transitions and hi end sounds.
‘Ryan Crosson’ needed no introduction as he opened up with Tree House by the Martinez Brothers. Illustrating his talents Ryan kept his usual Detroit style while adding a number of classic’s within his sun rise set. Lil Louis ‘I called you’ and towards the end Kenny Larkin’s popular remix of Radio Slave ‘I Don’t Need A Cure’.
Such a mammoth party in one of our favourite venues which can be heard again through Be@TV