“ The Blue Mountain Club, Bristol. „
I have been to the Blue Mountain more times than I can remember in the past four years. Every time I return to Bristol, it is on the top of my list for clubs to visit. The club is split into two floors, the downstairs usually providing the main action (whatever that might be) and the upstairs typically offering an apt accompaniment. There is also an outside balcony for anyone needing to cool down a bit. The Blue Mountain provides the basis for many different club nights catering for various styles ranging from hip-hop to funk to dub to drum and bass although I have also been to a techno night there as well (many years ago). The main weekly events are Blowpop, a big-beaty style thing on alternate Saturdays and Chocolate City, a funky-style thing on the other Saturdays. As well as top-class resident DJs, most clubs nights will feature a live act. Recent acts have been The Mad Professor, The Scratch Perverts, The Infesticons, The Herbaliser, DJ Shadow and A Guy Called Gerald. All this top music action is complemented by cheap drinks, a laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff and lots of people having fun.