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7 reviews of Slimelight in English
We arrived at Slimelight shortly after opening, so it wasn’t too busy yet. But that was soon changed: people filtered in, mostly wearing black but with a variety of intriguing accessories. Ben and I had chosen coloured contacts (me in black, him in white) as our added weapons. Slimelight is a big, members only goth club. If you’re a non-member, there are two ways to get in: know a member, or look the part. We looked the part.
As well as many dance rooms (with varieties of music: Ben and I liked the ravey room best), the club also serves food (they had a barbecue!), has pool tables, many bars, and runs occasional events: we were privy to goth bingo, and participated in karaoke! Brilliant.
Mainly, I loved dancing in the electronic style room because the UV lighting made my outfit look AWESOME.
As far as karaoke goes, I went for a nerve-wracking rendition of Love Cats, and later on, my friend Sas and I teamed up for a blinding performance of 99 Red Balloons. Both were REALLY well received
Great fun. Thanks to the chaps at Slimelight – you’re a lovely lot
Slimelight is a brilliant night - £8 for non-members with an unofficial BOYB policy, although drinks inside aren't too outrageous for a club.
There are several different music rooms (retro 80s goth and a harder more ravey industrial goth room). The decor is great - cages and UV light, trashy goth look with a grungy charm. There is also a pool table and a large outdoor smoking area which is suprisingly sociable - I've gotten talking to strangers quite often!
Slimelight has been a top place to go for alternative music for 15 years. It’s no longer a strictly members club with BYOB, but is still a mecca for goth, industrial and EBM fans who want to dance the night away.
There are different floors for different music genres, 3 bars which are reasonably priced, and some Saturday evenings, live bands. The unisex toilets are fairly well kept and can become part of the entertainment.
The Djs are excellent and keep the floors filled most of the night. You will need loads of Red Bull to stay until closing (7:30am) and keep in mind that the Slimelight bars close much earlier than that!
It’s close to the Angel Tube Station, but around the corner in a side street, and is not well signposted. Just follow a goth or alternative person and you will find it.
If you like to have a good time you have to know about this place designated in Angel so obvious it's hidden though, easier if you've heard about it, know about it or done your research not many places do this but you can bring your own alcohol although prices for drinks aren’t bad. It’s under ten pounds 4 non-members and discount for those who are members. Not your average club with a film screening, an arcade computer game and a snooker table. They play different music on different floors so take your pick including alternative and industrial. Strong powerful beats you can come with glow sticks which are very useful to dance with and work perfectly within the atmosphere. The club opens from 9pm depending on your club status you may be shocked to know they open till 7.30am yes in the morning. So you can go get yourself a drink or something to eat from Mc’d’s before making your way to the tube station.
Slimelight, also known as Slimes, is, in my opinion, the very best alternative club in all of London.
At least their djs play the best music.
Usually, there are two floors open, one where Industrial, Metal and EBM is played and one where the dj indulges in so-called powernoise and other tunes that will please the audience of cybers that usually crowd this floor.
Once a month there is a Goth floor, too, where Trad Goth and Gothic Rock is played.
A night in Slimes is really most enjoyable, that is, if you like like music and dancing.
If you like drinking too, you can buy drinks at reasonable prices in one of Slimelights three bars (there is one bar at each floor). Only you must be aware that these bars stop selling alcohol well before Slimelight closes.
Slimes ocationally plays host to events such as New Year parties and concerts likely to be performed by bands into the same musical genres as the ones being played at Slimes. At such occations you can usually buy a ticket that will give you free entry to Slimelight after the concert. Very practical.
Slimelight is an all-night venue and luckily for those who like to dance all night long, it does not close until 7.30 in the morning -which is just perfect timing seeing as Angel, which is the nearest tube station, opens at that time.
Slimelight has to be my favourite alternative club. There simply is no other Slimelight. Located down a side steet, this warehouse conversion has three floors, each with a bar, DJ, and toilets. The toilets look remarkably like a set from the 'Saw' films. They are however, suprisingly clean and unisex. The bars close at 2am but you can bring your own alcohol into the club so this isn't a problem. The Music is different on each floor and there is a mini cinema on the ground floor if you just want to chill out. I think Slimelight is an excellent venue for bands. With a friendly, fog-filled atmosphere, this place has an energetic vibe. There is a strict 'No photography' rule.
EnForwardslashAy, 3 December 2007: Been tempted by Slimelight but i'm not sure i would pass a dresscodeno matter how much i tell them that i own over 30 throbbing gristle albums i don't think that'll convince the bouncers to let me in......
same venue as "Bang Face" is it not- Electrowerkz....?
layersoflife, 3 December 2007: Electrowerkz it is. People's dress varies from floor to floor as does the music. As long as you don't turn up in white trainers and a nike sweater, you should get in.
iNord, 13 December 2007: Crazy....bringing own alcohol to a club? Cool....would never be possible here in outmoded Germany :-(
Maybe I should move "to the north"....
Besides, thanks for giving us an insight into Newcastle's best Locations within only a few days - Great! Go on! If I ever come to your city, I'll definitely know where to find out first...
EnForwardslashAy, 15 December 2007: slimelight is in london.... oooosy
Probably the only industrial line is London repeating itself every saturday night till early morning for the past fifteen years. The slimelight started as an underground alternative nusic club playing industrial, EBM, gothic, Synthpop and rock music and today is featuring some of the best shows and concerts of bands from the scene playing those genres.
The line parties are starting every saturday night at 23:00. membership card holders are getting a certain discount at the enterance and can also apply that discount onto two friends.
Good parties! (the only similar thing in London is going on once at month at the electric ballroom in Camden Town, and that's the Inferno line)
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