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Superstar DJs on their way to Burnley nightclub

Lancashire Telegraph: Shaun Grogan, general manager of The Loft in Burnley, is looking forward to visits from Judge Jules and Tim Westwood. Shaun Grogan, general manager of The Loft in Burnley, is looking forward to visits from Judge Jules and Tim Westwood.

THE boss of an East Lancashire bar has pulled off a major coup by attracting two superstar DJs to spin the decks at his revamped venue.

Ibiza clubbing supremo Judge Jules and hip hop legend Tim Westwood have agreed to play separate sets at The Loft in Burnley town centre.

General manager Shaun Grogan said he expected the nights to be a sell-out as the DJs are in such demand in the UK and abroad and also present their weekend shows on Radio 1.

The Bull Street venue has undergone a £50,000 transformation over the past 12 months to give it an 'Ibiza' vibe similar to Cafe Mambo, which attracts thousands of clubbers every year.

A new bistro-style bar area has also been created serving hot and cold food during the day, which has helped create 10 jobs.

Shaun said: "We wanted to do something a bit more sophisticated to bring in a better class of clientele.

"Unlike big clubs which can hold 2,000 people or more, we only hold 500 so they are closer to the acts and it's a more intimate gig.

"We've got a new outside terrace, new decor, marble worktops, new flooring and a glass wall which opens up like a concertina. We also have heated areas outside.

"Its going really well so far and we've created 10 new jobs with the new coffee shop and bistro open during the day."

And Shaun said he intends to book other top names in the future, which will be music to the ears of revellers.

He said: "We're going to bring more big DJs every month to the place.

"We have extended our licence until 4am for these special gigs. There is nowhere like this in Burnley or East Lancashire so we're delighted with it.

Judge Jules will appear on April 28 and Tim Westwood plays on May 18.

Tickets for each event costs £10 and are available from The Loft and Print4less, in Yorkshire Street.

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6:30pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22.
It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22. Keep Darwen Green
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10:26pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22.
hoho :)
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22.[/p][/quote]hoho :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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2:46am Sat 14 Apr 12

Reality50 says...

Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god.
Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god. Reality50
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10:32am Sat 14 Apr 12

juanbbien says...

I've often wondered whats so special about these super star disc jockeys it just seems to be one thumping monotonous noise after another,give me live music anytime.its just my opinion.
I've often wondered whats so special about these super star disc jockeys it just seems to be one thumping monotonous noise after another,give me live music anytime.its just my opinion. juanbbien
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11:51am Sat 14 Apr 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

ITS CALLED KNOWIN WHEN TO MIX A SONG IN WITH ANOTHER SONG TO MAKE 1 N YEA IT IS AN ART
ITS CALLED KNOWIN WHEN TO MIX A SONG IN WITH ANOTHER SONG TO MAKE 1 N YEA IT IS AN ART BURNLEYITE39
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5:21pm Sat 14 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
ITS CALLED KNOWIN WHEN TO MIX A SONG IN WITH ANOTHER SONG TO MAKE 1 N YEA IT IS AN ART
Speaks volumes for the level of IQ required someone thinks its an artform. Sounds more like a wellie wrapped around your prop shaft hitting the bottom of yer car every rev. Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh, then mix in the car alarm, wee aaw wee aaw wee aaw, add a bit of ging ging gigga gigga ging ging gigga gigga and watch all the plankton start glow in the dark and bop. They call it art. The zombie drug culture. More like musical road digging. I don't know whats worse, the ones who make it, or the ones who pay to have it made.
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: ITS CALLED KNOWIN WHEN TO MIX A SONG IN WITH ANOTHER SONG TO MAKE 1 N YEA IT IS AN ART[/p][/quote]Speaks volumes for the level of IQ required someone thinks its an artform. Sounds more like a wellie wrapped around your prop shaft hitting the bottom of yer car every rev. Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh, then mix in the car alarm, wee aaw wee aaw wee aaw, add a bit of ging ging gigga gigga ging ging gigga gigga and watch all the plankton start glow in the dark and bop. They call it art. The zombie drug culture. More like musical road digging. I don't know whats worse, the ones who make it, or the ones who pay to have it made. Keep Darwen Green
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5:50pm Sat 14 Apr 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

who makes more in a week them or you,THEM,therefore they doin summat right,i personally dont listen to it miself,unless its mellow n not hardcore crap
who makes more in a week them or you,THEM,therefore they doin summat right,i personally dont listen to it miself,unless its mellow n not hardcore crap BURNLEYITE39
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8:56pm Sat 14 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
who makes more in a week them or you,THEM,therefore they doin summat right,i personally dont listen to it miself,unless its mellow n not hardcore crap
Sorry you're right a nightclub in Bumley, with a capaicty of 500 is the new maddison square gardens and they will get paid gazillions. I bet its in all the sunday supplements with vicky and david flying in. Its the place to be.
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: who makes more in a week them or you,THEM,therefore they doin summat right,i personally dont listen to it miself,unless its mellow n not hardcore crap[/p][/quote]Sorry you're right a nightclub in Bumley, with a capaicty of 500 is the new maddison square gardens and they will get paid gazillions. I bet its in all the sunday supplements with vicky and david flying in. Its the place to be. Keep Darwen Green
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12:17pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Jack Herer says...

Reality50 wrote:
Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god.
You used to like Ibiza until these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it? When were you going?

You did realise that the whole dance music drug addled clown thing came from Ibiza don't you? There is a club called Amnesia there where 4 young Londoners took something, saw a vision of the future, and brought it back to the UK. That vision was acid house - dance music drug addled clowns.

Live bands don't suit this experience unfortunately - DJ's do - you'd need to try it to see why. It comes from disco. Disco was and still is the original source of dance music drug addled clowns. The adulation of the DJs comes from disco. Disco begat hip hop and house and anything else with DJs and a beat.

You people sound about 70. If you don't like the dance music drug addled clowns in Ibiza, then you are in luck though because the majority of revellers there are most definitely boozers. The scene you talk about is mostly limited to certain well known, mostly out of town, clubs.

Amnesia is still there, but like it always has been, it's in the middle of nowhere on the island. It started as a farm and a DJ started playing there after hours, with some tables and chairs, and then it because a club - a massive one. Privilege, formerly Ku, the biggest club in the world, is right by it. That started out as a restaurant.

You will be fine staying in San Antonio though - that's exactly like a night on the town - except the weather's nice.

A good DJ needs, and always has needed. talent - that's from the original masters, like Nicky Siano in New York, to their direct ancestor's, who are today's turntablists amongst many others. A bad DJ doesn't need talent, but then they are a bad DJ.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god.[/p][/quote]You used to like Ibiza until these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it? When were you going? You did realise that the whole dance music drug addled clown thing came from Ibiza don't you? There is a club called Amnesia there where 4 young Londoners took something, saw a vision of the future, and brought it back to the UK. That vision was acid house - dance music drug addled clowns. Live bands don't suit this experience unfortunately - DJ's do - you'd need to try it to see why. It comes from disco. Disco was and still is the original source of dance music drug addled clowns. The adulation of the DJs comes from disco. Disco begat hip hop and house and anything else with DJs and a beat. You people sound about 70. If you don't like the dance music drug addled clowns in Ibiza, then you are in luck though because the majority of revellers there are most definitely boozers. The scene you talk about is mostly limited to certain well known, mostly out of town, clubs. Amnesia is still there, but like it always has been, it's in the middle of nowhere on the island. It started as a farm and a DJ started playing there after hours, with some tables and chairs, and then it because a club - a massive one. Privilege, formerly Ku, the biggest club in the world, is right by it. That started out as a restaurant. You will be fine staying in San Antonio though - that's exactly like a night on the town - except the weather's nice. A good DJ needs, and always has needed. talent - that's from the original masters, like Nicky Siano in New York, to their direct ancestor's, who are today's turntablists amongst many others. A bad DJ doesn't need talent, but then they are a bad DJ. Jack Herer
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12:19pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Jack Herer says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22.
Crikey KDG, do you never get out? Modern DJs don't use mics, and they haven't for some time now. They don't say a frigging word, their music does the talking!
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: It takes a special kind of talent to be able to play one record after another whilst listening through headphones and talking at the same time. I'm surprised they don't suffer burn out with all that muti tasking. Britains definitely got talent. After years of intense training they reach the pinnacle and become bingo callers. There aint any higher status in the DJ world than that of a bingo caller. On the blue, 2 and 2,.........22.[/p][/quote]Crikey KDG, do you never get out? Modern DJs don't use mics, and they haven't for some time now. They don't say a frigging word, their music does the talking! Jack Herer
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12:40pm Sun 15 Apr 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

Jack Herer wrote:
Reality50 wrote:
Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god.
You used to like Ibiza until these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it? When were you going?

You did realise that the whole dance music drug addled clown thing came from Ibiza don't you? There is a club called Amnesia there where 4 young Londoners took something, saw a vision of the future, and brought it back to the UK. That vision was acid house - dance music drug addled clowns.

Live bands don't suit this experience unfortunately - DJ's do - you'd need to try it to see why. It comes from disco. Disco was and still is the original source of dance music drug addled clowns. The adulation of the DJs comes from disco. Disco begat hip hop and house and anything else with DJs and a beat.

You people sound about 70. If you don't like the dance music drug addled clowns in Ibiza, then you are in luck though because the majority of revellers there are most definitely boozers. The scene you talk about is mostly limited to certain well known, mostly out of town, clubs.

Amnesia is still there, but like it always has been, it's in the middle of nowhere on the island. It started as a farm and a DJ started playing there after hours, with some tables and chairs, and then it because a club - a massive one. Privilege, formerly Ku, the biggest club in the world, is right by it. That started out as a restaurant.

You will be fine staying in San Antonio though - that's exactly like a night on the town - except the weather's nice.

A good DJ needs, and always has needed. talent - that's from the original masters, like Nicky Siano in New York, to their direct ancestor's, who are today's turntablists amongst many others. A bad DJ doesn't need talent, but then they are a bad DJ.
HACIENDA SPRINGS TO MIND ?????
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Always amazes me the adulation these DJs get when the fact is you don't need much talent to be one.I used to like Ibiza till these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it.Give me real music and bands anytime than some nomark stood behind a set of decks thinking he's god.[/p][/quote]You used to like Ibiza until these dance music drug addled clowns ruined it? When were you going? You did realise that the whole dance music drug addled clown thing came from Ibiza don't you? There is a club called Amnesia there where 4 young Londoners took something, saw a vision of the future, and brought it back to the UK. That vision was acid house - dance music drug addled clowns. Live bands don't suit this experience unfortunately - DJ's do - you'd need to try it to see why. It comes from disco. Disco was and still is the original source of dance music drug addled clowns. The adulation of the DJs comes from disco. Disco begat hip hop and house and anything else with DJs and a beat. You people sound about 70. If you don't like the dance music drug addled clowns in Ibiza, then you are in luck though because the majority of revellers there are most definitely boozers. The scene you talk about is mostly limited to certain well known, mostly out of town, clubs. Amnesia is still there, but like it always has been, it's in the middle of nowhere on the island. It started as a farm and a DJ started playing there after hours, with some tables and chairs, and then it because a club - a massive one. Privilege, formerly Ku, the biggest club in the world, is right by it. That started out as a restaurant. You will be fine staying in San Antonio though - that's exactly like a night on the town - except the weather's nice. A good DJ needs, and always has needed. talent - that's from the original masters, like Nicky Siano in New York, to their direct ancestor's, who are today's turntablists amongst many others. A bad DJ doesn't need talent, but then they are a bad DJ.[/p][/quote]HACIENDA SPRINGS TO MIND ????? BURNLEYITE39
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3:40pm Sun 15 Apr 12

champs95 says...

Its good to hear people who have never experienced the House music/club scene trying to take the pi55 of DJs, its evident in their comments how little they know and how out of touch they are. I'm sure it will be a great night in The Loft, I'm too old for all that now even though I came out of retirement to see Orbital last week.
Its good to hear people who have never experienced the House music/club scene trying to take the pi55 of DJs, its evident in their comments how little they know and how out of touch they are. I'm sure it will be a great night in The Loft, I'm too old for all that now even though I came out of retirement to see Orbital last week. champs95
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5:35pm Sun 15 Apr 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

tim and judge who they where big names 10 years ago tim westwood has never been a name just a loud wanna be black idiot
tim and judge who they where big names 10 years ago tim westwood has never been a name just a loud wanna be black idiot everywhere is sh1t
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6:28pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Jack Herer says...

BURNLEYITE39 - were you aware that there was a Hacienda Blackburn? They opened an offshoot in the town in early 1990, due to the amazing things that the boys from Blackburn had done for the early acid house scene, i.e. the quite remarkable and incredible warehouse parties. They had the best DJs in the world for Hacienda Blackburn - better than the Hacienda itself. It was Sasha's first residency. The music was amazing.

As far as the Hacienda itself went. It's definitely fair to say that house was being played there early - possibly the first in the UK, but that wasn't necessarily the acid house experience though.

That unquestionably came back from Ibiza with Oakenfold et all. The first acid house experience over here deliberately wasn't all house music. The Hacienda even imported that for their Hot night which only started in summer 88 - the first deliberate acid house night there. The first summer of love was already in full swing in London by then.

It's nice to think that acid house started at the Hacienda, but as a full blown major participation event, that just wasn't the case.
BURNLEYITE39 - were you aware that there was a Hacienda Blackburn? They opened an offshoot in the town in early 1990, due to the amazing things that the boys from Blackburn had done for the early acid house scene, i.e. the quite remarkable and incredible warehouse parties. They had the best DJs in the world for Hacienda Blackburn - better than the Hacienda itself. It was Sasha's first residency. The music was amazing. As far as the Hacienda itself went. It's definitely fair to say that house was being played there early - possibly the first in the UK, but that wasn't necessarily the acid house experience though. That unquestionably came back from Ibiza with Oakenfold et all. The first acid house experience over here deliberately wasn't all house music. The Hacienda even imported that for their Hot night which only started in summer 88 - the first deliberate acid house night there. The first summer of love was already in full swing in London by then. It's nice to think that acid house started at the Hacienda, but as a full blown major participation event, that just wasn't the case. Jack Herer
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6:30pm Sun 15 Apr 12

Jack Herer says...

everywhere is sh1t wrote:
tim and judge who they where big names 10 years ago tim westwood has never been a name just a loud wanna be black idiot
That's not true though is it? They are still major names, albeit admittedly slightly long in the tooth now.
[quote][p][bold]everywhere is sh1t[/bold] wrote: tim and judge who they where big names 10 years ago tim westwood has never been a name just a loud wanna be black idiot[/p][/quote]That's not true though is it? They are still major names, albeit admittedly slightly long in the tooth now. Jack Herer
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12:33pm Mon 16 Apr 12

L1882 says...

Amazing, some people try and do something different and a bit more special than your normal 'watch your back, avoid the flying punches' night in Burnley and all people want to do is argue over the value of the talent.

I'm not a fan of this kind of music as such but many people are. If its not for you guess what, just don't go. Anyway you might not get in, you don't sound like the type of clientèle they want to attract.

I've not been to the loft as yet but have had it highly recommended as a place to go if I want a nice, trouble free few drinks in Btown.

So for once, instead of lining up to take pot shots, why don't we all just congratulate the people behind it for trying and wish them every success - even if 'its just not for you'?
Amazing, some people try and do something different and a bit more special than your normal 'watch your back, avoid the flying punches' night in Burnley and all people want to do is argue over the value of the talent. I'm not a fan of this kind of music as such but many people are. If its not for you guess what, just don't go. Anyway you might not get in, you don't sound like the type of clientèle they want to attract. I've not been to the loft as yet but have had it highly recommended as a place to go if I want a nice, trouble free few drinks in Btown. So for once, instead of lining up to take pot shots, why don't we all just congratulate the people behind it for trying and wish them every success - even if 'its just not for you'? L1882
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