Each month we ask an artist or a member of Liverpool’s music community to give us a glimpse into their world by selecting some music they’ve had on heavy rotation recently. They could range from cult classics to obscure bangers, or the latest, hot-off-the-press tunes from their own personal favourites. Electrik’s Adam Coffey picks out a selection of songs that represent the soul of the longstanding club, both in its current guise and as The Krazyhouse.
Between being a customer, manager of The Krazyhouse and then Electrik, I’ve been around the venue for quite a few years in one way or another. It’s great to look back and remember this song being played to a packed-out dancefloor filled with 18-year-olds singing along 15 years ago (and, of course, many years before that), and now there’s a whole new bunch of students enjoying it at Shit Indie Disco. The song also influenced the old indie night in the venue a couple of decades ago, which in turn influenced its name now.
I’ve given up trying to think of cool songs for this so I’m not going to bother! Cool has its place, but a great song is a great song, no matter how much it may be over-played. A couple of customers will request an album track of some sort that won’t get much of a reaction, and then this comes on and you’d be hard pushed to find a louder reaction to anything else on a Saturday night.
Don’t Stop Believin’
Since Medication moved to the venue, the thing I’ve been most pleased with is that it’s turned back into a night that can cater for everyone rather than just being a house music night. A couple of weeks ago this song ended the night on the party floor, and it was a really nice moment when I was able to take a little step back and see how it had all come together so far.
Whenever this track comes on I’m always getting the door staff asking why all these kids are singing along to a ballad at 1am. I never know what to tell them. But it’s a great cover and there aren’t many places you could get away with playing a song like this at that time of night.