Inspired by long summers soaking up the never-repeated Ibiza experience of the mid 00s, a band of friends and nascent party starters sought to transfer the spirit of the White Isle to unused, forgotten spaces in their hometown of Preston.
Their fresh approach injected a unique, raw party scene that hadn’t been seen in those parts for many years. Almost instantly, word got out and music lovers from the all corners of the UK made their way up the M6 to experience the energy on these left-of-centre dance floors.
A huge part of the night’s success was the music - FNR provided a rare chance to witness the most authentic house music in Europe in the backyard of an unassuming Lancashire city, something that would normally have cost the price of a hotel and return flight.
12 years on and this tradition concludes with the dubbed out deep house of German deepsmith Sven Weisemann, topping the bill at the clubnight’s last ever outing - a fitting end to a deeply cherished chapter of house music culture in the North West.
Ahead of FNR’s last hoorah, original resident and international star in his own right Seelie has plundered his memory banks to take us through the A-Z of For No Reason folklore. House heads, this one’s for you.
This is the perfect place to start with Love Dose presenting our final dance. It’s heavily linked with our trips to DC10 at FNR's infancy. Is there a better sound than those acid synths wisping over your head on a dance floor?
I could have put together a list made entirely of Masters at Work tracks - they were always in the bag. I chose this one for MK bringing the garage vibe, which was a definite feature at the later parties.