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Judge Jules in general
Member Name: clumsy1974
Judge Jules in general
Date: 22/05/01, updated on 22/05/01 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Good crowd pleaser, Talented mixer, Plays a good selection
Judge Jules. Add that to your club night poster and you're guaranteed to pack 'em in. He is, beside Pete Tong and Norman Cook, one of the most recognizable DJ's in the UK, if not most of the world. His Judgement Sunday night in Ibiza should be a testament to his pulling power (as should his rather nice wife!)
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to catch a small gig of his last night (Monday 21st May). This guy is so well known he can command fees in the thousands for a few hours at the decks, and can get gigs in major dance emporiums any weekend of the year. However, he agreed to play the Oxford Zodiac in aid of Cancer Research gratis. We paid up our £7 (£7 to see Judge Jules! Bargin!) and dragged ourselves along the Cowley Road. Despite it being a work night (god, I'm getting old - Monday nights are meant to be Eastenders and early to bed now I've got a proper job) I have to say it was better than an all night weekend session.
We've seen Judge Jules before, at Ultra Vegas, where he appeared alongside Pete Tong on a double bill. Its rumored they paid £10k for these two heavy hitters to play a two-hour set. I have to say that I wasn’t that impressed at the time. They played all the usual and went through the motions, but it was a bit flat. Last night however was something else.
The Zodiac is not the greatest club in the world, but it is quite intimate and has a good range of gigs. Last nights promotion was by Euphoria, and had JFK appearing along side the Judge. It was cool to see this big name stroll through the club unhindered half an hour before his set. He came on stage to a huge applause from the nearly full club, and then proceeded to display his true talent of keeping you dancing for the whole set. The hour and a half session contained a good mix of mainstream dance and a few gems that were new to us. I wouldn’t mind getting hold of the play list, so I could give you a bit more info, but trust m
e, what ever he played it was good!
This guy has come on leaps and bounds since we last saw him. He is the true Don of the Decks, if you get a chance to see him live take it! We're off to Ibiza for the closing parties this year. I hope that we'll catch him there, but if not he is on Radio 1 every Saturday, so tune in and start your night out in style.