Review: No amount of rain could dampen the last ever, outrageous Secret Garden Party - - Mixmag

Review: No amount of rain could dampen the last ever, outrageous Secret Garden Party

Thanks for everything SGP

  • Words: Funster | Photo: Justine Trickett
  • 26 July 2017
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Lil Louis 'French Kiss'

Hutch - The Last Resort (The 24 Hour Bar)

As we hit the last morning of the last day, we're running on fumes and we need that final bout of energy. Where have we headed all weekend for this? The Last Resort of course, the only place that doesn't close, that doesn't sleep and that doesn't fucking stop. Over the weekend, numerous selectors have kept crowds of all ages occupied with a music policy that ranges from hip hop to R&B, from d'n'b to house and from classics to pop. You name it, it's probably been played there so come Monday morning, we gave it a bloody good send off. Essentially this is where the last music of the festival was heard so when we arrived, it was party mode.

House classics and bangers were in full flow and the combination of the Tuckshop crew, XOA, James Rail (hats off for a last minute 'Everybody Dance' drop), a cheeky Mixmagger and anyone else who wanted to try their hand, was enough to send the place off in style. London DJ, Hutch, gifted revellers with one of the moments of the weekend though when he rolled out 'French Kiss' by Lil Louis. Just before the classic reached the epic, slowed down section, everyone looked at each other with a set of "is he going to play the whole thing?" eyes. Before we knew it, he was signalling at the top of his voice "WE'RE DOING THE WHOLE THING." Some people were confused, some people weren't sure, some people thought it was best thing in the entire world. We however, fucking loved it.

We'll miss you SGP but thank you for everything and for giving us a place to be consistently weird and wonderful, year after year.

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