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Go BackNO MORE ESCAPE - An end to Amsterdam’s legendary Chemistry club nights...? Read on as the Voice catch up with Mister Chemistry himself, DJ Marcello

Posted: 3/12/04 16:19

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After almost 10 years there will come an end to Holland’s legendary Chemistry club nights, which inspired & rocked the generation of a nation at Amsterdam’s club Escape. Of course there will be no end without a smashing good-bye. The big farewell party will be organized at Saturday the 11th of December under the name of No More Escape, a wink to the parties that emerged 9 years ago under the name of No Escape.

Chemistry founders & icons of the Dutch dance scene Eelko Anceaux and Marcel Bakker (AKA DJ Marcello) want to organize a party where will be talked about for another decade. Next to Chemistry’s resident DJ there will be a true gathering of well-known Chemistry faces to entertain the crowd. The party at the 11th of December will have a highly nostalgic vibe with loads of Chemistry hits & anthems where a whole generation has grown up with.
The Chemistry brand will not be lost with the end of the Chemistry nights in Escape. The company has found a new home base for their weekly activities in Amsterdam in club Marcanti Kingdom, which will house an extra (ordinary) warehouse from February 05. When fully opened the multi area club can house 3500 people. New Chemistry concepts for Marcanti Kingdom are on their way for the Friday and Saturday. Their award winning club night RUSH (Raw Urban Sexy House) will continue every Thursday in Amsterdam (till December 30 in Escape, afterwards in Marcanti Kingdom), monthly in Rotterdam’s Off_Corso and soon the rest of the country will follow also, starting in The Hague and Eindhoven. There will also be national tour in collaboration with Heineken named Full House and Chemistry remains internationally active in Paris, Barcelona and on demand. With the end of Chemistry’s Clubnights at Escape we can say an era is closed, but Amsterdam just might be on the break of a new highpoint in clubbing.

The Voice catch up for a short interview with Mister Chemistry, Dj Marcello;

Hey Marcelo, thanks for your time, usual question, but you must have a tremendous answer, what's your best souvenir, the Voice is uncensored so let it go?
Well, what can I say,.. I am not really that kind of a souvenir hunter. But if I have to choose it is definitely the big hand-woven Bolivian carpet which suits my living room. I am really attached to it.

The last one at Escape, on December 11, promises to be huge, can you tell us more about the line up and these "well-known Chemistry faces" which will entertain us, any surprises we should expect?

The evening is going to start off with a meet, greet & bye upstairs in the new part of Escape (Escape de Luxe). At twelve o'clock our last big party in Escape will start. We have invited almost all of the dj's who have played at Chemistry before to come over and play a couple of tunes. We don't know yet about who all will be there, but expect the dj-booth to be crowded with dj's. Next to that we are going to have a mega mega vj screen covering the whole back of the stage for vj-star artists like Micha Klein and 00-Kaap. Of course there are going to be some surprises, but hey: What's the fun of ruining a surprise by giving it away already? A surprise is a surprise, you have to be there to experience them. We promise a memorable night with a super party that you don't want to miss. Let's make history with us and tell later that you were there!

Chemistry has been a true inspiration for the Dutch scene and beyond, can you do better ;-)? What are your plan at Marcanti Kingdom (new Chemistry venue)?
Our highly successful Raw Urban Sexy House club night (RUSH) will start in Marcanti Kingdom in January. Every Thursday and with a special Higher RUSH every last Thursday of the month and with the top of the Dutch house dj's Brian S, Roog, Victor Coral & Erick E and more. The second week of February the club will expand and open the next door warehouse, which is absolutely stunning. The club will have like 4 area's and a huge capacity of 3000 people. With the new warehouse opened we will be doing the Friday's also. The fresh and original party ideas we have will become reality there, it will be rocking!!!. Our main goal is to create a new happening and undeniable place where the people will come together. 
Cheers! Marcello

Thanks Marcello and good luck for another decade of success.

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Words by Steve Galland