Well, what can I say………. pleasantly surprised doesn’t really cut it! Invited down to Backroom by a good friend who has been living up the Cardiff scene for a while, her words to me were ” you need to see this you will love it” bold statement young lady, I thought .
So here’s the score, there’s this disused Natwest bank in Cardiff Bay and down in the vaults with all the cages, compartments and sundries still intact, something special happens .
On the 1st of every month an intimate crowd of clubbers gather, its almost an exclusive event as the venue capacity is around 200. What this creates is a night like no other in the UK! The atmosphere is electric and the buzz – friendly, there is a vibe about the place like you just stumbled upon a little piece of DC10. . and its all happening in Cardiff. Drinks are served from the old bank safe’s and lockers and are very reasonably priced and the whole affair is well organized. Though they are clearly present, you feel like the security are all part of your evening, happy to help if you get lost down one of the many corridors or crevices .
What you have essentially done is become part of an elite private party where you are free to explore, you will find people making friends, raving it up and capturing the essence of the moment .
An underground rave where they manage to get an amazingly influential line up of Dj’s to participate in and I’m talking the likes of Jimpster, Milton Jackson, Dinky to name but a few … and they go on till the the sun light fills the room.
The party is that good I’m shall be making the pilgrimage back to the next one and I’ll be bringing the other Sound Canvas Music boys along too. So grab yourself a piece of this old school tear up and join what is fast becoming the most talked about night in Cardiff. Cardiff does it proper!!
Words by Jody Jefford – email@example.com