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Androgyny At Drama Averts Club Crisis

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Sunday, August 3, 2003
Always packed London house/ electro monthly Drama is successfully negotiating the much-hyped UK club-land crisis, by mixing up musical styles and polysexual clubbers, Drama promoter Terry Hart told Skrufff this week.

"Drama is a really mixed club, it's not gay, it's not straight, its whole emphasis is on having a party," said Terry.

"People really enjoy the androgyny part and guessing what other people's sexuality is. Because if the party is good enough then sexuality doesn't matter- if something happens it happens."

As well as mixing up ultra flamboyant gays with apparently ultra straight clubbers, the Kings Cross club's musical policy has also embraced new electro though significantly not abandoned house.

"I came from punk and new romantic and then I really fell in love with house music," said Terry, who spent years promoting fashion parties and one offs throughout the last 10 years.

"I spent five months in Ibiza last season, met some of these DJs we book and decided to start a club in London to prove that house music is not dead. There was all that hype last year saying house music was on its last legs and it's not."

"I think people want to mix music and the types of people they socialise with again and you can see it happening everywhere," he concluded.

"At all the best clubs, anyway."

Drama is on this weekend (August 2) at The Cross (Kings Cross) featuring sets from Skrufff columnist Mark Moore, John Taylor (the Droyds) and Martin 101 (live) in the electro room, plus Audiodrive and Miss Jools under the Who Said House Was Dead- arch.