Hi, I'm Marc. I'm a freelance journalist specialising in music, clubbing, culture and entertainment. I wrote Night Moves for the Evening Times for more than nine years and I write the weekly clubbing previews for Times Out every Thursday.
Bound in by the land of hard house and gabber to the north, the world capital of techno to the east and the birthplace of the French Touch to the west, Belgium has always been overshadowed by its more illustrious continental neighbours in the dance music stakes.
One Night At the DiscoOn an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday morning in late April 1977, under the headline “Discotheque Opens Despite Its Leaking Waterfall,” The New York Times carried the story of the previous night’s opening of Studio 54: the television studio-cum-nightclub that became the ultimate symbol of the disco era’s decadence. Far from being a glamorous affair, it made it sound like a farce. The club’s waterfall was leaking until the last minute.
If you’re not familiar with Tron, the 1982 movie about a hacker who gets forced to participate in gladiator-style digital death games after getting sucked into a mad, neon computer world, then perhaps none of this will make any sense to you. But you don’t have to know the key plot points of Disney’s cult classic and its 2010 sequel to enjoy I AM’s Enter Tron, which takes over SWG3 tomorrow night.
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Selecting a term
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