Fringe preview: Crap Music Rave Party
Club night that promises all filler, no killer
This article is from 2015.
Allowing the audience a say in the night’s tracklist is bound to guarantee a few clangers, but that’s what Crap Music Rave Party revels in. All eras and all styles are considered, as long as a song's inclusion will elicit groans (no music snobs allowed). An antidote to Hot Dub Time Machine, mixed with the audience participation elements of PLAY, anarchic DJ Tomás Ford unites clubbers with the kind of music everyone secretly wants to hear at midnight on a Fringe night out.
What to expect depends on the crowd, but a recent Tweet from Ford delighted in the fact that the whole dancefloor transcended trends and generations to join together in a move-perfect routine to 'Saturday Night' by Whigfield, while other punters have been singing CMRP's praises for getting on board with songs like Donna Summer's version of 'MacArthur Park' and Britney's 'Oops! … I Did It Again'. There are lights and projections and Ford gets in about the atmosphere, clearly relishing in the power to bring people together in the name of bad taste. As the end of the Fringe grows ever-nearer, this is one to consider when you're bored with all the culture.
Crap Music Rave Party, Just the Tonic at the Community Project, 0330 220 1212, until 30 Aug (not 24 & 25), midnight, £6 (£5).