Hot Space offers a no-holes-barred simplicity that, while the opposite of the more performance-based nights dominating the scene at present, exists to compliment them. " We wanted to give everyone a bit of a night off," said Gary. "Grace (Oni Smith of Drunk At Vogue) says she loves Hot Space because she can put on a bit of lippy and her Dr Martens and just come and dance. Dancing is a big thing. We want you to come and dance all night, go wild and go home with someone you didn’t come in with."
I asked Gary if there are any artists I might expect not to hear at Hot Space. "We don’t like to deal in negatives," he replied, "and we’d never rule out anything. It says "techno" and it says "house" on the poster, but it also says "etc", because if you don’t normally dance to that kind of music it doesn’t matter. It’s a great vibe and we’ll have won you round by the end of the night, I promise."