Motion & Marble Factory
"It ain't the size of the ship", so the saying goes, "it's also the motion of the ocean". Fortunately Bristol's flagship club is packing on both counts, making huge waves with its armada-sized line-ups. Held in Motion skatepark, complete with ramps that'll have you slipping and sliding as you try to make your way backstage, its youthful crowd and all-encompassing booking policy is certainly part of the reason that the city is surrounded by so much hype at the moment. Amongst its chief assets is Just Jack having, at the time of writing, just played host to hype-man Seth Troxler back-to-back with Craig Richards, following Joy Orbison teaming up with Ben UFO the month before, and In:Motion which welcomed Radio One's Essential Mix at the end of last year for the debut of Eats Everything, just one of the local homegrown artists helping to mutate house into new vital forms.