Smoother than a Torville & Dean double axel from 1984, and boasting more sex appeal than Chazz Michael Michaels, Snowbombing ascended upon Skate’s Somerset house with one goal in mind; to bring our notorious Snowbombing soundtrack to the heart of London for 3 festive showdowns.
Set amongst the incredible 16th Century piazza of Somerset House, and having nearby mulled wine on tap, our first session on Thursday started… well… very elegantly! The evening saw two of the kings of London’s re-energised Disco scene, Ben Pound and Damon (Disco Bloodbath) take to the rink’s DJ booth for an imposing session of four-to-the-floor disco and funk. It proved the perfect tonic as the skaters jittered along at a merry pace.
As the evening went on… the sleek graceful turns witnessed in earlier sessions were more of a distant memory, as our dedicated ‘bombers began to resemble nothing short of ‘bambi’s on ice‘. This being said, (bar a few painful looking slips and one or two barrier collisions) the night on the whole was a graceful and dignified beginning to our residency on the ice!
Friday night took things up a notch or two with the arrival of Snowbombing residents and dub-ska rabble rousers The Dub Pistols. Alongside Skitz and Rodney P, the mulled wine flask provided for the DJ’s was quickly drained, refilled and promptly drained again, making the proceedings a much livelier affair! Once again the sold out sessions skated along blissfully to dub-plates selected by the Pistols, and Christmas was well and truly in the air.
The Saturday was the final night of Snowbombing’s Somerset House take-over, as our guests skated (staff included!) to sets from Caze Nove, Martello, and Brighton-based Maxxi Soundsystem. The night created a memorable finale to our 3 nights on the ice, producing the perfect round off to our beat-based regime over Somerset House.