Saturday night, one of Ibiza’s most infamous nights descended to the capital, RUMORS. Having only heard good things about curator, Guy Gerber’s last visit in December 2016, I decided to check at out the vibe.
Guy’s RUMORS sets have become the stuff of legend amongst those in the know, with the parties consistently attracting a clued up and international crowd. I expected a mixture of Guy’s own new and unreleased materials but also that of his RUMORS compatriots and a few twists and turns along the way. This weekend he was joined by the likes of All Day I Dream founder, Lee Burridge, New York DJ Bill Patrick, Acid Mondays and Bas Ibellini.
Expectations were indeed high as I arrived at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, which immediately struck me as an amazing place to party. Set under the arches near Southwark station, the venue had a real rustic feel to it. For RUMORS, the warehouse had opened two of its tunnels, which were decorated to match the theme of the night. Something that definitely dampened the mood were the sub-temperatures in the venue at the start of the night.The first hour was painful and a lot of clubbers opted to keep their coats on in the venue. Great Suffolk Street Warehouse could do with some heating (at the very least by the entrance). Even with the sub-zero temperatures, the atmosphere at The Great Suffolk Street Warehouse was good and people carried on smiling as they looked for the perfect dancing spot.
The music did not disappoint and was of the high standard that one would expect of Ibiza regulars. Both tunnels were showcasing a mixture of funky and progressive house. The sound could have been a bit louder and crisper at times but all in all it was of an acceptable standard. All the DJs were seasoned veterans and it showed, the music was great and flowed all night effortlessly, which meant the place was packed until the early hours. Even though the event had sold out, the venue did not feel overly busy and there was enough room for everyone to dance, which definitely kept spirits up.
Overall I thought Guy Gerber’s first visit in 2017 was a successful one. His guests were professionals, who knew how to play the crowd and ultimately created an exceptional night for ravers. I had a really good time and judging by the rest of the crowd I wasn’t the only one. I would recommend RUMORS and would definitely go to another Guy Gerber party.
DJs: Guy Gerber / Lee Burridge / Bill Patrick / Acid Mondays / Bas Ibellini
Date: 28th January 2017