Live Transmission: Guy J, 303, Liverpool

Guy J © Nick Mizen

Progressive house legend, Guy J, delivered a full-throttle set at 303 in Liverpool. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight was there to witness six hours of ‘dizzy moments’.

303 are no strangers to delivering what are arguably Liverpool’s most impressive parties. They seem to just get everything right. Venue, crowd, promoters, and, most importantly, the music.

Saturday March 4th was testament to this, as they brought Isreali DJ/Producer Guy J to the Williamson Tunnels for one of their, now legendary, All Night Long parties.

The Waveform Transmitter has attended several of these parties in the past, but this has to go down as our all-out favourite. From the off, Guy J was injecting energy into his set and that didn’t seem to let up for the entirety of the six hours he played. Quite a feat considering the length of the set.

As soon as we arrived at the venue the place was bouncing. The thud-thud-thud of the kick drum emanated through the doors and we were greeted with a sellout crowd going balls to the wall as Guy treated all present to a set littered with classics.

Quite possibly the highlight of the set was his inclusion of The KLF‘s What Time is Love? The second those opening sirens hit the crowd we knew this was going to be a magical moment. It was. The entire place erupted and the atmosphere flexed as though time had literally folded in on itself, as the old-school classic thrummed down the tunnels and into our very beings. See for yourself!

There was plenty more sonic magic to be had. Guy didn’t just stick to progressive for the six hours he treated us two. Techno, breakbeat, you name it; it entered the fray and contributed just as much to the excitement of the set as any other style our DJ touched upon. Throwing a few of this own productions in there put the progressive stamp on the mix, which include his classic Lost and Found.

By the time we hit 3am I think it is fair to say that our legs has well and truly been danced off. If a DJ makes you dance so hard the double-knots in your trainer laces have come undone, then he is doing something right. Guy J was a pleasure to watch and we can’t wait for his return.

Next up 303 welcome their Guv’nor, Andy Weatherall, back to the Tunnels for their birthday in May. Keep up the good work, guys. Sterling stuff.

Images courtesy of Nick Mizen Photography.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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