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 11 
 on: January 30, 2015, 19:22:43 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by plodocus
I went to Motion once and it had a shit time. Bouncers were all over us from the start and when I 'lost' my wallet they didn't want to know.

I am was more of a Black Swan sort of guy. That said, the best nights I went to in Bristol were the Byte ones that Uncle Basic ran at Native.

More into a quiet beer with the wife at the Prince of Wales these days

 12 
 on: January 30, 2015, 19:14:54 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by Zat0ichi
I have no idea.

2quid entry dirty raves at the black swan was my thing.

 13 
 on: January 30, 2015, 17:37:50 
Started by DJ FLY - Last post by mishima
BCee!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6JiHjAIofDw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6JiHjAIofDw</a>

tickets:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?667537

 14 
 on: January 30, 2015, 17:00:48 
Started by intrigue - Last post by A(P):M
This looks wicked.
Frighteningly I think the first intrigue I went to was your 5th!

 15 
 on: January 30, 2015, 16:54:17 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by A(P):M
True but it's  just a different sort of venue. I always think of it as a gig venue which has occasional club nights rather than a club.

 16 
 on: January 30, 2015, 16:21:14 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by Block Party
Academy is often looked down upon, but they have put on some big events; Snoop recently, I saw Rakim there, Mobb Deep (who are back soon) Red & Meth, GZA and others.

They have Wu Tang in June - http://www.o2academybristol.co.uk/event/74420/wu-tang-clan-tickets

 17 
 on: January 30, 2015, 16:17:38 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by Block Party
Is there even a monopoly here at all? - I don't think so. Motion may be a large (largest?) venue, but it isn't the only one. I hate it personally; big soulless box with militant door staff.

Is it good or bad for Bristol's music scene? - The music scene continues to thrive here.
What should venues/promoters do? - Keep on putting on events.
How has promoting changed over the past 10 years in Bristol? - I don't think it has, other than more promotion on FB rather than here. You still need to put on a good night with acts people want to see.

The music business has changed though as it is now easier to release music and make it, so there are now countless acts out there, leading to some dilution of money and promotional budgets.

 18 
 on: January 30, 2015, 16:17:22 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by A(P):M
The industry is very different from 2005. The way people hear and pay for music has changed. I think it is harder to make medium sized events work now as the djs charge so much more, people seem to be happy to pay 18 at motion but I bet you'd never manage that at Thekla or blue mountain sized venue whoever you bought down. I guess you could argue you get more rooms but you can only stand in one at a time...
Also I don't think there are scenes like there were; what's the equivalent to Bristol's dubstep scene 10 years back or the dnb scene 15 years ago? Or even the "Bristol house" thing that sort of came out of the end of dubstep. People are less tribal these days but maybe less loyal to local stuff too? Other than One nation nights I don't really remember nights from outside Bristol where as these days you get loads of labels and festival link ups. Probably coupled to the role of social media in promotion in places of flyers, word of mouth and hijack(!). I just think it is a fundamentally different game these days so it's hard to compare.

Finally as for motion there wasn't really a compatible club 10 years ago size wise, unless you count the academy and that never really felt part of the scene the way Lakota or Clockwork were even when they did the odd Drive-by there.

In fairness I don't go out so much these days and I never have a clue what's on anymore as I don't use FB much so I could be chatting crap.

 19 
 on: January 30, 2015, 15:41:26 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by Snoo
Have you seen the new dancefloor at Motion?


 20 
 on: January 30, 2015, 15:36:50 
Started by Alphabetical - Last post by Alphabetical
Hey guys - what are peoples thoughts on Bristol's rave scene now pretty much being monopolised by one venue (for large-scale dance events) and set of promoters?

Is there even a monopoly here at all?
Is it good or bad for Bristol's music scene?
What should venues/promoters do?
How has promoting changed over the past 10 years in Bristol?

I'd be really interested to hear peoples thoughts on this... I know there are a lot of strong opinions on this topic..

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