12 Weeks of Techno: Eyes and Ears on the Ground / Week 6 February 17, 2016 09:00

We're half way through Scuba's 12 Weeks of Techno residency, ladies and gentlemen. It's flying by, so we have to savour each Week (of Techno) now, because before we know it, the Techno will be gone! Then where will we be??????????

The Week of Techno just gone saw Scuba, Paul Woolford, Alan Fitzpatrick and Lando play to a rabid crowd of revellers in XOYO who, me included, were lapping up each beat of the kick drum with a relish usually reserved for etc, etc. Amongst the crowd was a young lady from Twitter called Andreea (@GrAndreea). She's actually from Romania, but lives in London now and I bent her ear on Monday morning to see if her night was as good as mine...

Q. What's your name and where do you come from?
A. My name’s Andreea. I come from Romania, but I live in London now.

Q. What clothes and perfume did you wear for XOYO?
A. Jeans, a crop-top (it can get pretty hot inside) and a pair of boots.

Q. Did you pull?
A. Nope, for me it's all about the music and vibes (which are always on point).

Q. Tune of the night?
A. I’m gonna pick two because I can’t decide: the unreleased madness that is Warg by Recondite and Jimmy Edgar's Sex Drive (Scuba’s Dub of Doom), which I still can't get out of my head.

Q. Stone cold sober or absolutely fucking terminated?

A. Let’s just say I was really feeling the music, so the latter.

Q. Any funny anecdotes from the night?
A. Maybe it’s not funny, but there was this girl next to the bathroom that was doing pirouettes and touching the wall with her hands and when I asked her if she was alright she said, “I just love this music so much”. I guess she was having the time of her life...haha!

Q. What time did you leave the club?
A. When the lights turned on, of course.

Q. Will you be going along to any of the other Weeks of Techno?
A. Next week, I’ll celebrate my birthday dancing to the bombs that Scuba, Mind Against and Veronica Vasicka are gonna drop. To be fair, I’ll probably go to each of the 12 Weeks of Techno nights that are left, they are too good to miss!

Thanks, Tonka! And keep up the good writing!

What a lovely young lady! Please join me in wishing Andreea all the very best for her future endeavours. Also, if XOYO and the powers that be are reading this, it looks like Andreea has been to most of these nights, and is planning on going to the rest of them (!). It's her birthday night out at the upcoming 7th Week of Techno (information and tickets here), so by way of appreciation I'd suggest sticking her with drinks tokens or guest list or something. I'm not a PR expert, but I think it would be a nice thing to do...and I'm the nicest man in dance.