The newly re-launched Pavilion Night Club, which sits above the Pavilion Tavern, hosted some of the city’s most exciting and vibrant DJs last Friday, as part of ATTIC, a by-monthly celebration of Brightonian DJ talent. Opening the night were pseudo-Scandinavian event organisers and house/disco lovers Øvre, who warmed up the event before 11:00 with a series of uplifting house/disco cuts, including Frankie Knuckles’ classic tune Tears.
DJ Faro was up next, playing a set of deeper and funkier house, combined with some large Disco bangers. A confident and soulful performance that really got the crowd moving, the Trickstar Radio DJ’s set was potentially the deepest of the night. Without a doubt Faro is a DJ to look out for.
The highlight of the evening came in the form of DJ Jaime Read, whose lively and frankly indefatigable performance immediately shook the room. Dancing with the crowd, Read’s energy really got the room onside for every single tune that he span – a particularly stand out moment coinciding with another Frankie Knuckles tune; Your Love.
The turnout to the event beat all expectations. Around midnight the room was nearly full, with the entire crowd sticking around until close at 3AM. The drink deals (£1.50 a drink) might have had something to do with it, but the main selling point of the ATTIC was the quality and consistency of the DJs. The decor of the venue – a mirrorball in a dark room – emphasised the ethos of the night: Keep it simple, keep it disco.