Less Effect – guaranteed a good night out in town

Posted on 2 April 2015
By Olivia Coles
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Less Effect is an electronic music night and undoubtedly one of the best nights out in Liverpool.

The nights have been running for nearly two years now and have certainly laid their mark on the city. Less Effect brings something that Liverpool’s electronic dance scene lacks at times; originality.

Don’t get us wrong, there are some amazing nights for this genre in the city, but Less Effect is unique. The organisers focus entirely on their audience’s music experience, with no gimmicks involved. This night is simplicity at its best; talented DJs, a mammoth sound system and an atmospheric, dark, dingy room.

Artists which have established Less Effect as a success include Addison Groove, Hodge, and Objekt, to name a few. The nights have encompassed genres like techno, drum and bass, grime and dancehall, making each night different from the last.

Recently, the organisers decided to move the night from 24 Kitchen Street to the Shipping Forecast’s basement; a clever move on their behalf as it’s a perfect fit for the night. The new venue is a more intimate setting, allowing the crowd to be encapsulated by the sound.

Sound is something that Less Effect prides itself on, bringing in massive sound systems, including RC1 and Void. Not only is the sound amazing for the music experience, but it also brings character; doors shaking and bottles smashing off the sides (which you can’t help but laugh about).

Less Effect’s most recent party was on Friday the 27th of March, bringing headliner Deadboy Dancehall (Numbers label) to Liverpool for the first time. This was the last in a three part series, the previous two nights hosting Airhead and Benny Ill.

Less Effect is exciting as the artists are not necessarily well-known in town prior to their events, with many DJs debuting in Liverpool through it. We have come to wholly trust the organiser’s expertise in this area. There is never any disappointment caused by their choices. Their featured DJs have played some of the best sets during the past three years.

Friday night began with Less Effect resident, Josh Hewitt’s, hour-long set, warming up and teasing the crowd, setting the tone for what was in store. When he dropped Mr Z- Bootykillers, we were in for a treat.
Hewitt was followed by a two hour dancehall-grime-futuristic pop-infused set from Deadboy himself. His energy was electric and hyped up the crowd into a dancehall extravaganza. There was plenty of ‘gun fingers’ and intense raving. Highlights included crowd-pleasers such as Lumidee – “Never Leave You (Uh Oh)” and QQ – “Tip Pon Yuh Toe”.

It was then the turn of Matt Pidgeon and Charlie Foy, Less Effect residents, and Rich Furness in a mass b2b session accompanied by an MC. They undeniably kept the party going, sending the crowd into a frenzy with huge tunes like Kahn and Neek- Backchat.

The night was huge success for the Less Effect boys. Whereas the night started with a quiet crowd, the atmosphere was powerfully voltaic by the end. This was another remarkable and memorable event on their part.

Purple Revolver are looking forward to seeing what the Less Effect boys have in store for Liverpool over the next few months, so keep your eyes peeled as they can only get bigger…

For more information:
Website: http://lesseffect.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LessEffect?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Less_Effect

Images courtesy of Alex Alderdice Photography – https://www.facebook.com/alexalderdicephotography