Live Review: Urban Nerds Fifth Birthday – London (May 26, 2012)
In the competitive world of London club nights, five years is a very long time. To reach such a milestone is so impressive that Urban Nerds were intent on putting on one of their biggest lineups ever to celebrate. With the likes of Rudimental, P Money, Newham Generals, Klashnekoff and of course Rattus Rattus gracing the Scala stage, it was always going to go off in a big way…
Whilst others seem to have fallen headlong into the trap of separating themselves from the punter with an often cold, clinical and detached approach to the clubbing experience, Urban Nerds have remembered one of the vital elements of throwing parties - having fun. Although the night was grime-orientated, there was room for everyone there. Be it Gorgon City dropping their future anthem ‘Odyssey’ or Newham Generals doing their thing, the philosophy remains the same. Make. People. Dance.
Based on the night, it doesn't even have to be people. In fact, the highlight of the evening was the moment when Rudimental and John Newman were joined on stage by a rabbit and horse dancing manically to ‘Feel the Love’; perhaps acting as an indication of just how much that song is going to be in everyone's lives this summer. With stages at a host of festivals and their Notting Hill warm-up coming in August, it looks like Urban Nerds will play a large part in many peoples’ summer too!
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Words: Laura Vevers (@LauraV88)