Miles Dyson, the German DJ I accidentally experienced in 2008, was in town again. I had been given copy of his Triple J mix up CD that night, and by now I was a fan of his music, so I thought I would check it out again, so we go!

The Main Room of Oxford Art Factory

The Main Room of Oxford Art Factory

Fridays (Miles Dyson) @ Oxford Art Factory
Assessment Time: 12:30AM – 03:15AM
Opening Hours: 8:00PM – 5:00AM or 6:00AM
Lockout: None
Address: 46 Oxford St, Sydney
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Occurrence: Every Friday
Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual was the norm here. anything goes.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: $25 for the main room. Free in the smaller room. After 2AM, it was free for all. I think this was total bullshit, as the main DJ Miles Dyson’s set didn’t finish until 3AM. People were able to experience one half of the DJ set. I wouldn’t complain if I was on the freebie side, but tonight I am on the paying side of things, and I wasn’t happy about it. The guy who was supposed to check for stamps via the back entrance was just hanging out at the other back door protecting the beer storage. Useless.
Guestlist: None
Inside: Walk inside and underground to the first room which was the main stage area for DJ acts. This room had an upper lounge area overlooking the dancefloor, which could hold 100 people or so comfortably. Bar on the right wall, and stools, chairs, lounges on the left side of the lower floor. Continue walking to the other room which is a bit smaller. Bar on the left, lounges on the right and a narrow strip in the middle to mingle around. This could hold about 80 or so people.
Cloak Room: Located in the smaller room entrance for $3 an item. Non-Asian venues get it so cheap.
Bar Prices / Line: Didn’t drink tonight, but in the small room the line was a few people deep, while in the main room, there was really no line at all – you could get service anytime you wanted.
DJs: Main room: 9PM-11PM Random Weapon, 11PM-1AM Datadex, 1AM-3AM Miles Dyson (GER), 3AM-4:30AM Karton (ACT), 4:30-Close Audiophilez
Music Style: Electro House, Breaks. I do like my electro house music. Miles probably played a lot of his classic songs and some new ones thrown in as well. You would enjoy this set if you were familiar with the music. There was a moment or two where I couldn’t feel the rhythm and dance halfway through the set but otherwise I was pretty happy with the set. The euphoria of having Miles come back was good enough to keep me going throughout.
Crowd: For the Miles Dyson set, it was the initial core of Miles Dyson fans and friends they dragged along. Mostly a 20’s crowd, caucasian. Spotted probably 4 other Asians in here.
Entertainment: No extra things here
Atmosphere: Initially only about half the dancefloor was packed, and I was surprised. Last time when Miles came down to play there was a noticeably bigger crowd, but it might have been today was a Friday. Who knows. It appears the crowd here was here for the music, and pretty much everyone was dancing away.
Video: 360 in the main room
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Video: Jump from the second room to the main room
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Have you met my friend
So, there is an Asian girl in this place, and I don’t know if you knew already, but we Asians can spot all the other Asians in a nightclub. So eventually we are chatting but she has to leave and ‘meet up with her friends’. Oh, so where are her friends? “Over there” she says, pointing to the other side of the room. OK, see you later. She walks away and stands in the corner on her own, drink in her hand, approximately 2 metres away from me. Err… where were her friends?? Oh, I see. That was cold girl, real cold.

Lied in Translation
Dancing to the music, and a random girls joins us for dance. Cool. So we tried to talk to her. Now, talking to someone in the middle of the dancefloor usually results in absolute failure or a walk away of the said girl. So, lets talk. She doesn’t hear me first time. I say something else. She still has no idea and then tells me very slowly:
“i don’t speak english”

Haha omg hilarious. I can’t believe this. I thought non-english speaking people existed only in Asian nightclubs. I guess she was just here for the music.

Later in the night she came back to me and started conversing with me in PERFECT ENGLISH about how good the music was. WTH!? She just told me she couldn’t speak English! Unbelievable, the audacity of some people in this club tonight.

Lots of dancing
Well the primary purpose of tonight was to dance to tonight’s DJ, which is what I pretty much did. Pretty much the electro house music here allowed a beat to have me shuffle around and stomp around like a madman. Good enough to dance to but not too hard to make it sound like the repetitive hardstyle songs. Later in the night I had some followers dancing away with me. Cool :)

Stayed for a few more songs with the next DJ but eventually left. I was only here for the main act.

I liked it. I came here just for the music and I left satisfied. Was only unhappy that people were allowed to freely enter after 3AM, it meant I paid $20 for the exclusivity of one hour with Miles Dyson. Could have been better if more people were here as well.

Me and Miles Dyson

Me and Miles Dyson

Destination? (Sydney) @ Oxford Art Factory: 6/10


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One Response to “Destination ?” @ Oxford Art Factory: Friday 10th September 2010

  1. Karol says:

    Lol @ your female encounters. And oh! I was pretty surprised you actually commented on my blog. Thanks for popping by. Keep up the reviews!

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