The Return of The Dragon.....
The Dragon ROARs again…..
From 2000-2006 there was one dance music event in Cardiff that was arguably one of the biggest weekly clubbing events in the UK, the mighty Enter the Dragon.
Originally held all night every Friday at one of Cardiff’s largest nightclubs, Vision 2k, (formally The Astoria) on Queen street, then at Evolution on Cardiff Bay, the event gained a massive following and regularly attracted 2,000 ‘up for it’ party people every week to get lost on the dance floor to some of the biggest dance tunes from some of the greatest DJ’s in the world. The event enjoyed support from a number of local DJ’s who went on to host their own events and gained legendary local status. Brands like Cool House and Funkydory all enjoyed early success at Enter the Dragon. Back then unity was strong, people considered each other as family and partying together forged friendships that last to this day. If you were there you already know!!
In February 2000 the inaugural event was launched by Paul Oakenfold who, at the time was the world’s number one DJ. Following this incredible event, DJ’s from all over the world lined up to play their sets to a mad crowd of clubbers’ who considered the club their church and the DJ’s their god. Every week from 10pm until 6am the whole club rumbled to the sounds of DJ’s laying down set after set of pure trance and dance floor anthems and legendary DJ’s like John OO Fleming, Lisa Lashes, Fergie, Tall Paul, Alex P and Brandon Block; plus many more couldn't wait to play alongside local legendary DJ ‘Jimpy’ who was the club’s resident DJ and co-promoter alongside Andy Wheeler. It was a very special time when clubbing was at it’s peak and some say, since enter the Dragon closed in 2006, Cardiff has never been the same. The team behind the party went their separate ways and although a reunion has often been discussed, it never materialised….until now!
On Friday 30th June 2017, Enter The Dragon will be back for a reunion party of epic proportions. In association with Cardiff based trance event ‘Journey’, the Dragon will be back breathing its fiery breath and aiming to capture the amazing vibe and essence of parties of yesteryear. The ones you all still smile about today!!
We will be taking over Clwb Ifor Bach on Womanby Street and transforming the venue into a clubbers’ paradise. There will be two dance arenas featuring the great and the good from the local scene as well as a massive special guest DJ who was a regular during the club's biggest years. We will be bringing back some old friends and putting on a party that'll have you shaking for weeks!!!
Everything is 100% confirmed and a further announcement will be made soon regarding the full line-up and ticket sales so watch this space for more details!
Both Andy and Jimpy are really looking forward to getting the party started. Jimpy told us, “I've decided I'm going to take a step back in time and play a classic set from back in the day, on vinyl. Everything is done in a computer these days and I'm looking forward to the feel of proper mixing on the old Technics just like I did back then. I've already started practising. It's going to be intense”. When we asked Andy his thoughts on getting the Dragon breathing again he simply said, “We're setting things up for one hell of a party. Everyone better book the week off work as it's going to get fucking messy”.
Are you ready to let Enter the Dragon take you on a JOURNEY? We are, so bring on the carnage and ‘let’s fucking ave’ it’.....AGAIN!!!