This weekend saw Pure Science celebrating their 19th Birthday in fine style with an incredible all day event at EGG, London.
Having built up a solid reputation in Kent over the years it was always a gamble for them to relocate the event to London.
Pure Science made its mark at the infamous Atomics club in Maidstone. Their weekly events were a training ground for today’s headliners and a must for ravers from around the country to travel to.
Since Atomics closed Pure Science has moved from venue to venue in Folkstone, Maidstone & most recently Herne Bay. Not many events stand the test of time so marking this mile stone had to be done properly.
Doors opened at midday on a sunny Saturday in London. Having never been to EGG before I was excited to see what was in store…. With 5 rooms hosted by Pure Science, Rough Tempo, Randall’s Mac II, Uncle Dugs & the upstairs VIP room, the line up for this party was immense.
Quickly scanning the set times I planned my day accordingly to catch all my favourite artists. First stop, main room for one of the original PS residents DJ Ollie. Despite being early Ollie came with goods, reading the growing crowd & playing the beats to get the party started.
Next stop was the Rough Tempo arena where Jayline & Levela we laying things down in fine style. RT’s loyal crowd already bubbling and all repping their caps & t-shirts… As I say, they’re a loyal crowd!
Back to the garden to catch up with a few friends, sink some beers & enjoy the sun.
As the drinks started flowing the day got a bit more hazey.
Next PS resident Richie Weaver came with the goods, as did AMC and a cracking set from men of the moment Voltage & Serum. At this point the vibes in the main room were as good as middle of the night at Fabric, the Pure Science ravers were here to party and didn’t care what time of day it was.
Back to the garden again, the BBQ was fired up and it was time for some jerk chicken & rice to fuel me for another few hours. The smells & atmosphere out there were reminiscent of carnival in London.
Next stop, upstairs to the VIP room, another great arena & another outdoor garden area.
From here the rest of the day went pretty quickly. Uncle Dugs & the Ragga Twins, then down a level to catch DJ Die playing a serious set in the Mac II room, jumped back to the main room for a bit of Brockie & Det, then across again to hear Randall (my favourite set of the day). Before I knew it the last set was upon us & The Prototypes ‘Odyssey Set’ with Skibadee took us on a journey through the last 19 years of Pure Science anthems.
Overall a brilliant day. So many friendly faces from all over the country & beyond. A lot were going on to Breakin Science, but for me it was the train home to actually get in at a respectable hour!!
All I can say is roll on next year so I can rave there again!
Review by Sally Webster