In Glasgow's Merchant City, nestled beneath the bustling streets, lies a hidden gem that recently hosted a hugely popular event – a Room Two party dedicated to the golden era of '90s dance music. This basement nightclub, known for its intimate setting and lighting system, became a time capsule for one unforgettable night.
As you descend into the club, you're greeted by the warmth of low ceilings and the electrifying buzz of anticipation. The atmosphere is charged with nostalgia yet vibrantly alive, a perfect blend of the past and the present brought together via musical edits and remixes.
The annual Room Two Christmas party sells out yearly and is a night of celebration, not just of the music, but of the era it represents. Attendees, mostly in their 40s, but with a continuously growing element of young adults too, were not just there to relive their youth but to celebrate the timeless nature of dance music. The air was thick with enthusiasm, each beat of the music acting as a heartbeat for the crowd.
The DJs tonight were Scott Mackay, Michael Kilkie, Stephen Lee and Kevin McFarlane, all resident DJs from the original Tunnel Club in Glasgow, who took the hundreds in attendance on a journey back in time... always with a nod to the present. With each track, they seamlessly wove together classic rhythms with contemporary beats, showing that good music truly is timeless.
What stood out most was the sense of unity. Age and time seemed irrelevant; what mattered was the shared love by the various generations for the music getting played. The dancefloor was a melting pot of joy, with every individual dancing not just with their feet but with their hands constantly in the air.
This night was more than just a party; it was a celebration of a cultural era, a nod to the timeless nature of dance music, and a testament to the spirit of those who have grown with it. As the night ended, it wasn't just the music that lingered in the air but the feeling of being part of something truly special.
A Room Two party really is a must-experience for anyone who cherishes the beats that define a generation.
Look out for the next Room Two party at Blackfriars on Saturday, 27 April. With less than a third of tickets left, you can get yours here: https://rb.gy/w7rd2r