Tall Paul heads the bill with a little help from Armin Van Buuren and Paul Van Dyk

Scottish audiences know the name but not the face. But GODSKITCHEN is set to serve up a tasty dish of flavours.

Words: David Pollock

aye you ever listened to a dance music show

on late-night radio. browsed through the

glitzy array of mix (‘l)s at their local HMV or. indeed. nashed off to Ibiza for a fortnight in the summer'.’ If so. you‘ll be well aware that Godskitchen is tip there with the likes of (‘ream and Ministry of Sound as one of the leading brand names in mainstream clubland.

l’or Scottish audiences it might be a case of

being able to place the Brummie superclub’s name but not the face. though. for there has never been a (iodskitclien event staged north of the border. Until now. that is. liight thousand clubbers will be making their way out to the Royal Highland (‘entre for an event that will run all the way through to barn. and which promises 17 [Ms spread oy'et‘ two separate arenas.

The biggest of the big names in the tnain arena is undoubtedly German trancemeister Paul van Dyk. with the rest of the night carrying on in the capable hands of the likes of liergie. Armin \an Buuren. Ferry (‘orsten. Marco \' and ('olin Tey'endale. Arena 2. on the other hand. is a Sundissential special. featuring a liye set from Lab—l and 1)] spots frotn the Tidy Boys. Rob 'l‘issera. Nick Rafferty and Scotland's own Michael Kilkie.

Rounding otit the bill in Arena 1. finally. are two Godskitchen regulars John ‘()()' Fleming and Tall Paul. Starting out at the tender age of lo. doing

Like most of today’s iiberh DJs, Tall Paul ain’t afraid to put it about a bit

oflice parties at his dad‘s nightclub in London all the way back in IUS7. Tall Paul has since proyen himself to be one of the hard house circuit's

mainstays oyer the last decade. Sadly. his father

passed away. bttt he and his brothers hayc helped ensure that the family club 'l'urnmills is still at the forefront of the capital’s club scene. :\nd. like most of today‘s tiber-l).ls. he ain't afraid to put it abotit a bit. .'\.s well as a residency at 'l'urnmills‘ the Gallery along with Sister Bliss. he's a remiser (New Order. Stone Roses). a producer ((‘amisra's ‘l.et tne Show You') and a radio star on Kiss and Radio One. Then there are those big name guest amk‘arances. at the likes of ('ream. (iatect'asltet‘ and. naturally. (iodskitclten.

'I first had a residency at (iodskitchen's debut summer in lbi/a in US which was probably the most memorable time l'y‘e played with them.‘ l’aul recalls. ‘lt was a bit of a slow starter. but it just built and built. and by the night of the closing party it was pretty much the place to be. l'ye always had a fine relationship with the guys and I like the fact that their production \alues are so high. and they're always trying to put on a show that's better than the last one.‘

How eyer. will] the death til. the superclub being touted so readily oy'er recent years. where does he see the future for clubs like this‘.’ ‘Some clubs used to get 3000 people through the door, which is astounding. bttt things like this li//le otit and kids get back into rock music. or whateycr. So they eyolye. and thousand-capacity clubs like 'l‘urnmills come back into fashion. where the DJ and crowd can actually see each other again.‘ (l)a\‘id l’ollockl

Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Sat 7 Jun.


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