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Smiles were plentiful at Studionine on Saturday night. Those that braved the rough weather were warmed up inside by JP Flex's beats, compelled to get the heart pumping.

30 Aug 2002

AROUND THE HOUSE
Studionine
Saturday, August 24

Smiles were plentiful at Studionine on Saturday night. Those that braved the rough weather were warmed up inside by JP Flex's beats, compelled to get the heart pumping.

The small turn out gave everyone their own space to boogie down freely and you couldn't help but feel the love in the air.

Mark Burgess stepped up to the stage to pump the volume, spinning tracks that sent the room soaring on happy vibes. The two-step was broken out and for the few that were there, a winter warm up is what they got. Mark's enthusiasm provoked the room into shouting for more as he mixed plenty of crowd favourites.

Jeremy Fischer and Dave Walker kept the momentum going in the Nine bar, encouraging most sitting down to get up and make the most of the small dance space.

Hours later Mark was faultlessly ploughing on, to give the crowd a real winter warm up, proving he can get the Wellington massive moving just as much as his substantial Auckland following. In return, the crowd showed Mark that the capital can go twice as hard as their 'Jafa' counterparts, even with the small numbers present.

Burgess went on to spin a mixture of cheezy vocals, with tracks from Mark Farina's compilation recently released, giving the crowd smooth mixes to make the night more than worthwhile.

Just as modestly as he started, Mark concluded his tight set, leaving the crowd to show their appreciation and handing over the reins to John Saunders who had eagerly waited following the national act.

Saunders kept the crowds enthusiasm for strong house grooves going until the fluorescent lights flicked on, signaling the end of a roasting night on the dance floor, despite the plummeting temperatures outside.

By Rachael Meese