10 Years of Skunk

10 Years of Skunk

Who would have thought that when I first started Twisted Skunk (Officially) back in 1999 that I would still be going strong in 2009? Not me that's for sure. And to be fair, the brand has never been more precise and the nights have gone from strength to strength.

Skunk started life as a weekly night at Po Na Na on Thursdays whilest I was studying Graphic Design at Norwich Art School and quickly became a very popular night. Within 6 months the night had been moved to a Saturday night and quickly became the venues most successful night and remained so for 7 years. I moved the Skunk to another venue in the city as he was getting as little bit to big for his boots and needed a new challenge. I also had the opportunity to run Twisted Skunk in Cambridge at the Fez Club for 3 years or so. Within this time Twisted Skunk can claim a few 'firsts' as it were for East Anglia; It was the first ever regular breaks night to run in a venue as a solo project, it is one of a few choice events in the UK to have successfully completed a decade which makes it one of the longest running alternative club nights in the UK, it was responsible for introducing artists to the arena that no one else had promoted or produced. To name a few, Twisted Skunk has either promoted or supported pretty much everyone in the Breaks world from the Plump DJs to Soul Of Man and from Rennie Pilgrem to Krafty Kuts. Twisted Skunk (alongside fellow promoters Tom Wilks and Leigh Greengrass) was responsible for the first ever Breakbeat Weekend event. Within his time Skunk has DJd as far a field as Poland and Spain. Now Twisted Skunk is everything from music production to promotion and all things in between. If he reaches his teens I'm not completely sure I'll be able to control him - the terrible teens as it were. But for now Skunk will continue to rock the hell out of the lower levels and continue to fight for truth and justice and the preservation of all things cool and funky, or something like that anyway...