Face at The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar Door – 7th May 2011
Maya Jane Coles (Hypercolour/Mobilee/Real Tone)
Support from Lewis Oxley (Cloak N Dagger), Scott Bleepz (Face), Elliot Croft (Face), Tom Shorterz (Face/Rocknrolla), Jayye Jackin (If/Glas), Mali (Seedy Sonics), Iggy Tech (Seedy Sonics), Morri (Seedy Sonics) & Olee (Seedy Sonics)
Yet again Face have come up trumps, following on from the huge success that was the Bank Holiday Beach Party with Joris Voorn, Steve Lawler & Darius Syrossian. Consistently providing the finest underground artists a platform to showcase their talents. Their timing is impeccable, over the last 12 months she has quickly established herself as the finest female deep and tech house producer on the circuit. I’m a big fan of Face, the night is run by 3 nice lads that love to throw amazing parties, and the venue, the Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar Door is an outstanding club, the people turn up week in, week out because they know Face throw the best weekly party in Birmingham.
Upon arriving at the club at about half 11, I walked into the Courtyard to find Lewis Oxley, who is quickly becoming one of Birmingham’s most exciting prospects, playing deep, progressive house music to a crowd that was quickly finding the groove. By the time Lewis had finished and Maya was ready to take over at 1am, the room was packed full of clubbers eager for her unique, emotive stlye of deep and tech house. Playing for 2 hours she had the room mesmerised and the atmosphere had a similar feel to that of a party in Ibiza, finishing with arguably her finest tune, Hummingbird, it was safe to say that she is currently one of the most exciting young acts in electronic music today. Followed by the Face residents Scott & Elliot, these boys play week in, week out with DJ’s such as, Claude Von Stroke, Jamie Jones, Edu Imbernon & Joris Voorn, they never fail to deliver and they kept the room dancing until the club closed at 5am.
The cellar door, which was being hosted by Shorterz & Seedy Sonics played host to a more ravey sound, which meant the atmosphere in here was amazing all night, with the Seedy Sonics banner behind the decks, these boys are clearly out to make a statement. Tom Shorterz was started the night off with a set filled with his unique style of funky basslines and bouncy beats, when Morri took the decks he set the tone for Jayye Jackin, perfectly playing a party orientated warm up set. Jayye Jackin’ stepped up and played a vibrant mix of jackin & bassline house, the crowd was fully immersed in the music and when he played his remix of Adele’s – Rollin in the deep, the place went nuts! Mali took over, keeping the room dancing, playing an energetic mix of electro and tech house, then Olee jumped on and kept the vibe building with his ravey, progressive style, which was then followed by Iggy Tech’s brand of funky tech house, Seedy Sonics showing that they know how to party, by keeping it going until the last beat of the night!