Aug 30, 2009

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Cinephonic #2 Review – Sat 8th August 2009

After kicking off to a great start with Quantic back in June, Cinephonic well and truly settled into its groove with it’s second outing this month. It was a monster weekend with the Mr Elephant team also ramming the bull’s head the night before with a funk flavoured Party Rockin Mammal Session. A little sleep later and we’re back again at the Hare and Hounds for a very different animal.

Video by Jack Brabant

As always with Cinephonic we base the visuals of the night around a theme. This time around it was all about the road movies. Marc Reck opened us up with a great bit of chilled trip-hop, the room nicely filling up to the warm sounds of artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation & Barry Adamson.

Mr Vj Blendstate was on the light fantastic, craftly mixing up some killer clips from Thelma & Louise, David Lynch’s lawnmower powered movie “The Straight Story”, and the classic Easy Rider as the pace picked up ready for our special guests.

Rhurbarb Radio favourites Skeleton and Dolhasz perfectly translated their radio show ‘The Beat Suite” into a live environment. Covering a massive range of genres just like a certain resident of ours loves to do, the experimental pair seemed a perfect match for Marc and the night.

The Beat suite’s 1st set saw some great scratching from Skeleton & some seamless blending from Dolchasz. Taking it from the trip hop into the hip hop and building up into choice dubstep and big room breaks, their style, vibe and mixing was 2nd to none and kept the tension building and the party rockin vibe flowing!

Despite the soaring temperature the place was nice and full by 11:00 and our DJ’s responded accordingly cracking the tunes up and getting everybody moving. The visuals hit overdrive with some feedback powered cliff driving, motorcycle acrobatics, and Lawnmower action for good measure.

Midnight came and it was time for Marc’s 2nd set. Starting from breaks and switching it up with each track, it seemed our resident was looking for what was the crowd wanted in order to set the place off.

After breaks, a little swing, it was the huge bite from the liquid drum and bass which set the place on fire and took us into a great hour of crowd pleasing jungle & drum & bass!

Blendstates visuals were creating a filmic visual narrative that bought the cinema to the dancefloor with impressive skill and inspiring imagination! Skeleton & Dolchaz took to the decks for their 2nd set and displayed why they are two of the moste versatile djs in brum, effortlessly jumping from jungle to drum and bass, from breaks to dubstep, dropping in some cheeky numbers and keeping the floor locked and jumping all the way through.

Massive thanks to all those who came out and created a truly lovely vibe creating a proper night to remember. Also special thanks the venue for staying open an extra half hour allowing our DJ’s a unanticipated B2B set at the end!

Cinephonic will return on the 10th October with details to follow soon. If you’d like to keep posted automagically, please subscribe to the rss, or join the facebook group (invites for each event)


Cinephonic returns with its blend of party tunes and big screen movie visuals, in room 2 of the Hare & Hounds on Saturday 8th August 2009, and this time around we’re be taking you on a journey with a road movie theme.

Cinephonic poster 2
We have some very special guests in the form of Skeleton (Trigger/Open Beats/Secret Wars) & Dolhasz (The Beat Suite) who will be journeying with a varied set of beats and breaks ranging from dancable funk and hip-hop to glitch-hop, breakbeat and dubstep.

They will be joined as by resident dj Marc Reck, who will be revving it up on the decks with party breaks, classic jungle, and big room drum & bass, and VJ Blendstate who will be crashing you through the road movie theme with a visual mashup of films you know and films you don’t.

We’re also celebrating a big birthday from one of Mr Elephant’s collective so head on down a join us for the audio visual celebrations.

Catch Skeleton & Dolhasz experimental collaboration live every Wednesday at midnight on

And of course our own Mr Elephant Radio show every Monday from 6pm – 8pm on

Saturday 8th August
The Hare and Hounds
10:00pm – 2:00am

Free before 11 / £3 after


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