Spotlight: Club Kool
Cutting edge underground music. Intense vibey atmosphere. Strong sense of community. Just a few phrases you’d probably hear or say yourself about a night in London or any other major city with an underlying counter-culture for clubbing. But they are also phrases that would describe a night 40 odd miles East of our nation’s capital, Club Kool.
Originally called Kool Kids Klub, formed in 2007 by three (now two) friends hailing from Southend-on-Sea who were brought together by their love of putting on parties, Club Kool has been without a doubt the focal point for the multi-genre underground electronic music experience in Essex and on Saturday 5th August it celebrates it’s 10th Birthday.
Over the past 10 years Club Kool has successfully held firmly on to it’s roots, holding intense smaller capacity nights hosting artists spanning the UK Bass Music spectrum such as Denis Sulta, Marquis Hawkes and Damiano Von Erckhert and alternating these intimate parties with huge 1000 capacity nights in bigger venues with well known names like Stormzy, Jackmaster, Oneman, Annie Mac and many more.
Kind of like FWD>> for Dubstep or Ram at The End for Drum & Bass, Club Kool provides not just entertainment and a safe place to party into the early hours but also a strong sense of community which is so key yet often overlooked in our scene.
If you’re around on Saturday, Dan Shake (an Artist on Moodyman’s label, Mahogani Music) is headlining the birthday event at Studio 2 in Southend-on-Sea. Don’t just take my word for it, come and join in for the penultimate Club Kool and see what all the fuss has been about for all these years.
Nikki has worked in various positions in the Music industry for over ten years including Artist Management, Booking Agency and Record Label Management. She runs Synchronicity, Spentshell, UKBM and Manages Flowdan & Ruby Black.
“Bass does something to me. I absolutely immersed myself in Drum & Bass during my teens and early twenties, and when Dubstep came along I was thrown into that love once again, not just the music, but the whole community surrounding it.
Working in the industry has been a dream for me, and being involved in such a vibrant scene means that I constantly come across incredibly talented individuals who I just want to shout about and that’s what I use the UKBM platform for, to promote talent whether known or new.”