Inside London #3
South London is seeing a load of interesting spaces pick up. While East turns into a barrage of Olympics events (more complaints on that in later posts, probably) venues like The Bussey Building make it worth getting on the commuter lines.
We put on our first ever old school indie night, Peckish, there on May 18th. We got some of the best local DJs down including Artrocker and The-Monitors to play alongside an upcoming band who deserve more attention. We hope to do the same again in a month or so.
The Bussey Building is three stories and a roof top. Its entrance is a little alley way opposite Peckham Rye station. Decent booze prices, endless free entry nights where soul, funk, disco and old skool drum’n'bass intertwine, along with bar staff and doormen which don’t treate you like shit makes it pretty much the best venue for a party I’ve been to.
Oh, and it has some amazing graffiti in its smoking area.
If you try and get into the building the wrong way you come across a few Gospel churches which can be a little disorientating.
The venue booms on the fact that there’s a massive student vibe in the area due to low rent and Goldsmiths and Camberwell being the local art unis. Tropics is the resident student night and plays mainly bass music and R’n'B. The South London Soul Train is ran by the Bussey’s main man Mickey and does exactly what it says on the tin. The venue’s also had parties from Dollop and Sunday Best hit its main room.
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