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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:11 pm




The 2,600 capacity nightclub "Matter" opened at the O2 Arena on Thursday. The Wharf website talked to founder Cameron Leslie about his hopes for the new venture.

It’s the little things that can ruin a night out. Maybe the club is too hot, the queues are too long, or the guy in front of you just ordered cocktails for 70 of his friends.

But just as some of us were thinking of locking ourselves in our homes with a pint of bitter, it seems someone’s finally listening.

Fabric co-founders Cameron Leslie and Keith Reilly opened a new 2,600-capacity destination at Greenwich’s The O2 arena on Thursday.

And while Matter is still a hugely impressive cauldron of sound, it’s also alluringly user-friendly.

The neat touches start when you take your cloakroom ticket, which can be scanned in the queue on your way out so staff can hand you your coat when you reach the counter.

The air conditioning system pushes hot air up by pumping cold air from floor level. The bars are designed for speed, with only a limited range of drinks on offer. And women can choose from 67 toilet cubicles, either in the unisex downstairs section or the women-only area upstairs.

Cameron said: “At 3am people don’t want to queue for hours. They just want to go in and get back out there.

“People won’t come for the toilets, but it could be the difference between having a good night and ruining your evening.”

Unlike the dance-orientated Fabric, Matter will welcome live acts and DJs. It will launch with live shows from UNKLE and Late Of The Pier, and welcomes Sacha and Carl Cox in its first week.

Cameron said: “This is a music venue that can do club nights. This was never meant to be a dedicated club.”

The pair insisted on designing their own space, and worked with William Russell to create an “amphitheatre” style arena with an industrial concrete feel. It boasts a top-quality sound and LED system, which can be operated in tandem with a unique bouncing dance-floor.

Matter’s “bodykinetic” floor is made up of 80 wooden panels with “buttkickers”, responsive bass units designed to vibrate in time to a beat.

Cameron said: “It’s not about raw volume. It’s ferocious controlled power which we will be able to tap into at the right time.

“The DJ will be able to lock into the light and sound and can make it come from around or above you. There are some amazing effects we can do with sound and it adds another level to the experience.”

The venue has struck a 10-year deal with Thames Clippers to run half hour ferry services to Central London. But Cameron is not worried about the location.

He said: “When we opened Fabric in 1999, Farringdon used to be a non-entity as a place to go out. But people will always go to a venue if there’s a good reason to go there.”


Original article here


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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:12 pm

Mad I'm not reading all of that!
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:23 pm

Too much for you? Lol

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:35 pm

Surprised Yeah!
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:44 pm

I can see The O2 from across the river from my flat.

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:46 pm

Baz wrote:I can see The O2 from across the river from my flat.

You're either:

a) dreaming (like I dream of Jackie Very Happy )
b) you can just see a logo of a run down old crime-shooken shop
or c) gay
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:51 pm

Tom. I live opposite The O2.

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:53 pm

Baz wrote:Tom. I live opposite The O2.

Mad Shup! I didn't ask for your life story Baz! Mad
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:02 pm

Oh fuck off.

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:04 pm

Baz wrote:Oh fuck off.

Neutral Baz! I am 15, please do not use this language! Surprised That shocked me coming from you!!! pale
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:27 pm

I had a good teacher!

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:45 pm

Very Happy Lol Baz!
Same time next week! Homewoerk! Detention! The cane Wink!
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Post by Baz on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:48 pm

I was on detention all the time and had the cane 3 times.

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Post by Tom on Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:52 pm

Baz wrote:I was on detention all the time and had the cane 3 times.

In my bedroom? Very Happy Wink
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