It’s a clubland cliché, but a year really is a lifetime in dance music events. The proliferation of events popping up and folding, the ease with which hot turns to not and the ever swirling musical trends mean it’s hard to get a clubnight last longer than that infamous months. Making it to five years usually means you get the rave equivalent of a knighthood, so any longer is a pretty special achievement. This September Bitch turns seven, and we for one are taking their hats off to them.
First surfacing in 2006, Bitch took on the vacant Sunday slot at Sankeys and catered for all those who wanted to prolong the weekend beyond the usual parameters, and there was evidently quite a few of us who wanted just that. Quickly they moved to the more prominent places on the weekend, moving the celebrated party as far afield as Leeds, London, Newcastle and Northern Ireland and the world got wind of Bitch.
The roll call of guests they’ve welcomed over the years reads like a who’s-who of the premier league house music – regularly hosting the likes of Laidback Luke, Eric Prydz, Eddie Halliwell, Mark Knight, Dirty South, Nervo, Michael Woods, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Bitch were also the brains behind Hardwell’s unforgettable first ever show in Newcastle and helped Nicky Romero smash his first gig in Manchester, and they’ve also embarked on a number of jaunts to Croatia and Ibiza, even developing a podcast, radio show and their own record label, Bitch Music. Quite the seven years.
Of course they had to do their birthday in style, and as well as an arena at Mint Festival this month they take up their monthly slot on the final Saturday of September at spiritual home Venus. Doubling the fun they’ve invited two of their headliners from the past to play, with Kim Fai and Kryder bringing the noise alongside a smorgasbord of the Bitch residents who deliver time and time again.
One of those residents playing is Lempo, the longest standing member of the Bitch roster and this the perfect person to showcase what the event is about. He has done exactly that by delivering the perfect mix to get you in the mood for the party. The mix encapsulates the hedonistic abandon that Bitch has become famous for, and the title ramifies this point; Eat Sleep Bitch Repeat. You can check it out above, and tickets for the party are on sale now. Make sure you bring cake.
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