Ah, another banging gig at Digital, Brighton last weekend. There’s a gallery of pics from the event HERE. The first Hospitality we did there was one of my all time fave shows. This one followed up nicely and got to meet new NHS signing Netsky for the first time. And whenever I play in Brighton I stay at the Hotel Pelirocco – the hotel equivalent of Revels. Each room is themed, from reggae to fetishism. The best one I’ve stayed in is the Pin Up Parlour dedicated to Diana Dors, trashy camp with frilly lampshades and garish gold fittings. This time I stayed in the equivalent of the coffee Revel, not my favourite. It was the Magic Room as designed by Jamie Reid, of Sex Pistols design fame. I wanted to stay in the Motown room as that’s got a record deck in it but it was already booked. Had to check my latest dubplates in the second room of the club, thanks Wah Wah 45s crew!
I could deal with the lipsticked John Wayne painting and the repeated phrases printed on some of the walls. Heck, even the swast1ka on the lampshade, juxtaposed with the Coca-Cola logo (ooh, the anarchy), was acceptable. But the design of the rest of the room was like a Blue Peter challenge gone wrong. And the ‘Fuck Forever’ duvet cover provided a not entirely welcome reminder of the umpteen zillion shags that have drenched this bed. Cheers. But don’t let me put you off staying here – like a real packet of Revels there’s also the good flavours like the toffee one and the Malteserey one. So make sure you specify the Diana Dors or Bettys Boudoir or the Pussy room. And think, at least it’s a break from the norm and not an Ibis hotel.