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Words Dr Khan
Photography Mike Malfait
Our nation’s capital is currently blessed with a dizzying growing steadily all the while. It was, however, their move
array of drum & bass club nights of all sizes and all manner to Camden’s Oh Bar in early 2007 that really cemented
of differing vibes, each pushing any number of different the crew’s reputation. By now, the fi nal piece of the jigsaw
sub-genres you could care to mention. Standing out in this was in place with the addition of MC Cliche. “We felt we
crowded marketplace is a diffi cult feat, particularly for up- were ready to push it out a bit more,” continues Mr Joseph.
and-coming promoters and less established DJs and MCs. “After a secret launch party we did our fi rst offi cial event
The Fizzy Liquid crew seem to have discovered the winning there with A.I., Modifi ed Motion and Social Security and
formula and since the inception of their club night, they it was absolutely wicked! It was amazing seeing all those
have continued to go from strength to strength. Kmag met people coming down to our event and it felt like a sense of
up with the full crew down at our regular Bar Knowledge accomplishment that we’d come from a tiny little bar to a
night at Cafe 1001 to fi nd out more... bigger club and people were following us.”
“We started out in 2005. I was getting fed up with DJing With major league hitters such as Chase & Status, Hazard,
in my bedroom so I sent out a few CDs, but I didn’t get Brockie, D-Bridge, Nicky BM and Kasra all repping down DEEFA MC: “Rather than
much response so that spurred me on to do my own thing,” at Fizzy Friday, the emphasis is most certainly on variety sticking to what everyone
begins Mr Joseph, Fizzy’s founder and head honcho. “I and a valiant attempt to refl ect the whole d&b spectrum. else is doing, which is getting
fi gured if no-one’s gonna give me a set, I might as well start “There’s a lot of nights that stick to their tiny sub genres, into a little niche and doing
my own night.” dark nights, liquid nights and wobble nights and really it’s their little thing, we just try to
all drum & bass so let’s put it all in one venue and just rinse give people something dif-
Having recruited DJ Izzy to the cause through a chance it out,” enthuses Mr Joseph. ferent every month because
meeting at Bar Rumba, Mr Joseph also enlisted the help we want something different
of Caspar who he met through the D&B Arena forum. The beginning of 2009 has seen the Fizzy crew take things to every month ourselves.”
They kicked off with Fizzy Wednesday which took place at the next level. Having relocated to the plush surroundings
the Southside Bar in Warren St as a weekly meeting place of Departure located in London’s Aldgate area, April 10th
for the crew and their mates. “It was just residents for the sees the relaunch of Fizzy Friday with a monster trio of
fi rst few weeks,” explains Mr Joseph. “Then we started to headliners joining the residents. The mighty EZ Rollers
get guests down and the night started to pick up from there. will be gracing the decks alongside Artifi cial Intelligence
Everyone was up for it and it was free entry as well. It was and Bryan G, a true refl ection of the eclectic Fizzy vibe.
just a nice midweek fl ex and an excuse to get drunk and play The night will also double up as a launch party for the
some tunes!” brand new Fizzy Beats label, with the fi rst release from
Andy Skopes alongside Fizzy’s own Mr Joseph due to drop
Having absorbed the up-and-coming Deefa MC into their in April.
collective ranks, they moved to the Masque Bar in Kings
Cross and continued on a fortnightly basis, their fan base The future’s bright... the future’s Fizzy...
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