Having only ever been to Spanky Van Dykes to for the best southern fried chicken that I’ve ever tasted or take full advantage of their 2-for-1 burgers on a Tuesday, I’ve gotta say I was a little skeptical on how they would transform the place into a venue fit for a gig, but they did it! The area looked completely different with its own stage area, an amazing sound system and plenty of room to skank around. The night was kicked off by DJ LOAO playing the best old school and new reggae tunes and getting everyone in the mood, the area began to fill up during DJ Princess’ set who also knew what the crowd needed to get them going. The DJs started the night as they intended to go on, in style. They pumped up me and the crowd, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. There was an amazing build up from the sets performed by Little Gem, Reggae Take Over ft. Double H and Motormouf, by the time they were done the atmosphere was more than prepared for the main boys, Gentlemans Dub Club!
When Gentlemans Dub Club hit the stage at midnight the venue was completely packed full, like eager sardines, fans were waiting to hear the classic dub reggae sounds that they love the most! The band as usual played a perfect set, hyping up their fans with their classic beats. We were right in the middle of all the madness, a Gentleman’s Dub Club crowd, if that night was anything to go by, is definitely something everybody should experience! When they finished their set the party was far from over, as the remaining djs played some massive reggae and dub tunes and ended the night with the best in jungle and drum and bass! What more could I ask for?! Reggae Take Over blew my expectations with an incredible set, exactly what was needed to continue the vibes from Dub Club. Ash Tres, followed on and DJ Bexxy finished us all off as the last set and the party ended at 4AM. The night was absolutely impressive and smashed my expectations. The people were awesome, the staff (including the security!) were super friendly and the music was on point, resulting in an incredible night and one of the best events I’ve been to in a long time!
Thank you, Spankys, for an amazing night that I will not be forgetting any time soon!!