Any of you who went to Saki Bar on New Year's Eve will remember the "we're closing now, fuck off" situation that put a bit of a downer on the end of the night. As a way of making it up to everyone, the Hit 'n' Run crew teamed up with Strangefruit and Hoya:hoya to put on a free night at the Roadhouse last night and, as you might expect - and despite the Siberian conditions outside - it was rammed.
I originally went down with the intention of taking some pictures but after the first few shots my camera battery died and I couldn't find the spare; props to the guy who offered to lend me his, and a massive "suck my dick" to Pentax, Nikon and every other camera manufacturer who deem it necessary to make their batteries the same size, shape and weight but arrange the contacts differently. Cheers for that.
Anyway, the original format of the night was meant to be Synkro b2b Indigo b2b Dom Hz b2b Andro from 11-12, switching at midnight to let Illumsphere and Jonny Dub take the helm, then back to Strangefruit at 1, finishing with Eastern Bloc's Bane b2b with Sonar from 2 til 3. I don't really know what happened there but the Strangefruit boys were spinning none-stop til about half 1 and absolutely smashed it.
As can be expected from this lot there was a mix of just about everything; the night moved seamlessly from the deep sounds of El-B and Breakage's dark-as-you-like-it Zarif remix, to absolute rectum-looseners from the likes of Biome and Papa Hz himself - and back again - all the while accompanied by a cool, calm and collected captain Chunkster who brought his usual crowd hyping talents to the table.
I'm sure most of you reading this will have already been to a Hit 'n' Run, Strangefruit or Hoya:hoya night at some point in the past (if you haven't then I can only assume you live in a cave) so there's only so much I can say that you won't already know. The usual atmosphere that's garnered such a good reputation for the nights was present (times three) and everyone seemed happy that they had a few quid extra to spend on a drink rather than a ticket to get in.
I'll leave you with a link to the few photos I actually took in the few seconds I had between my camera turning on and the horrible "battery depleted" beep of death.