Given how clubland is always spreading its tentacles into odd places, you’ve probably heard of a club night happening in a disused biscuit factory, a former underground public lavatory or on a whole armada of boats. So what’s next? For something a little easier to track down, but still very cool, how about the London Eye? On November 14, Red Bull Music Academy are hosting Revolutions in Sound: a celebration of UK club culture that crams an obscene amount of top DJs into the London Eye’s pods, each representing a different club or club night from over the years.
Spinning the tunes while you spin – very slowly – through the air, will be huge names such as Richie Hawtin, Skream, Erol Alkan, DJ EZ, Goldie, Derrick May, Sasha, Rudimental, Gilles Peterson and Lily Allen – who makes a rare public appearance with the crew from Yo Yo. Clubs old and new are represented too: from ’80s scene-starting trash palace The Blitz, through to modern staples of London nightlife like Fabric, Bugged Out!, Corsica Studios, Horse Meat Disco and Rinse FM.
You can apply for tickets for a specific pod (or the silent disco taking place at the foot of the Eye) from 10am on Thursday Oct 10 via the Revolutions in Sound website. But don’t despair if you miss out, as the whole thing will be streamed live online from 7pm. In the words of Debbie Harry: ‘DJs spinning, I said “my my”.’ Tristan Parker