Named after the infamous Roland drum machine Liverpool clubnight 303 has been all about aligning the present with the past. They’ve done so by booking DJs that retain a history and a heritage alongside a consistent and modern output, DJs that are constantly looking forward but with the hindsight of the past to back it up, with Slam, Satoshi Tomiie and Dave Seaman among the previous guests at the party.
They will mark two years of clubbing activity this May, ushering in the celebrations with their biggest event to date across three rooms of Baltic district venue Camp and Furnace. The line-up underlines this attitude, welcoming back three of their most iconic bookings alongside a couple of debuts, with each room’s headliner playing for three hours.
The first space is all about funk laced electro and thunderous techno, ‘The Baron’ Dave Clarke returning alongside the first performance from Billy Nasty, making his first Liverpool appearance in nearly half a decade. Liverpool’s love affair with the harder end of the four four beat has been a constant for three decades, from Voodoo to Bugged Out!, and both these guests have played pivotal roles within it. Support comes from Mr Paul and Stu Hodson.
The second room sees 303 team up with electronic music website Decoded Magazine, the room dubbed 909 after a later model of Roland’s machines. The music in this room will be a more eclectic acid house inspired vibe, with two talismanic forces at the helm, Andrew Weatherall and Justin Robertson, both icons in their own right whose previous 303 performances are the stuff of legend. Support comes in the shape of Gemma Arnott and Kenny Muir.
The final room has North West rave par excellence LoLIfe manning things, the Liverpool and Manchester based soiree one of the best club nights of the region. The night’s talismanic resident and promoter Lauren Lo Sung headlines, with 303’s own Samuel Lamont backing her up.