Reviews

What people are saying

Of the titbits we’re gathering, here are some great remarks about Simple and its collaborations already...

Simple was grrrrreat fun!!! Can't wait to come back baybeeee!
- Eats Everything on Twitter after his set for Simple's 13th birthday, November 2012

Wicked wicked party, Simple, was a pleasure. Annie Mac rocking it. Oh gosh.
- Copy Paste Soul on Twitter after his set for Simple, November 2012

wicked night. Lots of fun. Looking forward to the next time!!
- Waifs & Strays on Twitter after their set for Simple, March 2012

The opportunity to see an artist like T.E.E.D. at a venue as small as the Bullingdon is a rare one ... the crowd is made up of young, excitable dance music fans ready to genuinely dance ...
- Dexter Bush writing in Oxford Music Blog about Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and his show for Simple, February 2012

Proper party last night in oxford.
- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Twitter after his show for Simple, February 2012

Oxford ... awesome!
- Claude VonStroke on Twitter after his set for Simple, November 2011

Bullingdon in Oxford was vibes!
- MJ Cole on Twitter after his set for Simple, October 2011

Dunno who the chick was who was on the decks but she was smashing it.
Oxford was heavy good vibes.
- Roska on Twitter talking about Em Williams after his set for Simple, April 2011

Last night was one to remember, thanks to everyone who came down. Road block !!! Simple
- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Twitter after his live set for Simple, February 2011

Thanks Oxford. You're a lively bunch.
- Erol Alkan on Twitter after his set for Simple, December 2010

Really looking forward to playing Simple tonight, got a good feeling!
Oxford was mad!!!! Big up
Thank you Oxford! Wangers everywhere! I think my co-pilot could have ruptured a ballbag just looking at dem.
all raves destroyed. tonight was LARGE.
- Tomb Crew on Twitter surrounding their set for Simple, October 2010

James Weston legend!! Em, Nick - Thanks guys i had a blast last night!!! Hopefully catch u ull soon xxx
- Doorly on Twitter after his set for Simple, March 2010

Whoooa Oxford!
- Mumdance on Twitter right after his set for Simple, February 2010

Simple Oxford was off the bracket. Biggest tracks: villa mix of Golden Filter, Famau5 and Xx mix of Florance at the end.
- Erol Alkan on Twitter right after his set for Simple, December 2009

Oxford went off TWICE! Just finished dj set, gig was really really good! Crowd 10/10. [...]
- Calvin Harris on Twitter right after his after-party DJ-set for Simple, October 2009

Fuse: the house, breaks and electro ménage à trois of Oxford's top promoters
- Rosie Gogan-Keogh writing in Mixmag's "Big 3" about Feb's Fuse with Stanton Warriors et al in April 2009

Mash up done. On road to oxford [...] Hyped hyped hyped!
Am falling off wagon. Its over. The retox has begun.
Ok ou est le swimming pool are on stage they're shit faced but good. Like a bleepy streets...
On the way back from oxford. Set was enjoyable. Am off the wagon and I have to say it feels good
- Annie Mac on Twitter surrounding her set with Hervé for Fuse, March 2009

Oxford is an amazing place.  Together In Electric Dreams extended mix, final song.  Beyond huge.
- Erol Alkan on Twitter right after his set at Simple, March 2009

Simple by name and – hey, whaddya know? – simple by nature, Wahalla's sessions in the backroom of the muchloved Oxford institution The Bully are the stuff of clubland legend ... residents Em Williams and James Weston – both highly regarded purveyors of dirty, bass-laden house music to this most noble of parishes.
- John Mitchell writing in The Guardian about Inland Knights and their set at Simple v. Wahalla, February 2009

when you think of Oxford you think of bicycles, not mini-raves!  Simple has to be one of the best kept secrets in the country, a dark 'n' dingy club, with a riotous atmosphere to suit.  Hopefully I'll be back for some Simple action next year.  Although next time I'll be sure to bring my glowsticks!
- Mark of the Trophy Twins after his set at Simple, November 2007

Thanks a lot for having us down, we had a good night.  We were really well looked after by Nick and everyone.  It's always great to play to different types of crowds and Simple seem to get a really up-for-it mixed bag.  We look forward to coming back soon!
- Audiojack after their set at Simple, October 2007

I love Simple!  That’s one of my favourite gigs ever ... see you next time...
- Annie Mac chatting with Simple ressie, James Weston, on her BBC Radio 1 show, 3rd August 2006, before he won Twelve Inches of 12s!

...Simple has really kicked off this year in superb style. ...read more
- Notion Magazine 016, April 2006

Good room, good sound system, good people... what more could you ask for?!
- Mr C after his set at Simple, March 2006

Thanks... It was top!
- Justin Robertson after his set at Simple, February 2006

We’ve been to quite a few nights over the last month in Brighton, Plymouth, Manchester and Oxford.... your night was the best. And I ain’t just saying that, it was (as your name suggests) Simple - but highly effective. Quality venue, quality sound system, quality beats and quality people. We’ll definitely be down again soon as it’s easy to drive back home on the night... I’ll bring a load of mates down too.
- IDJ Reviewer and Photographer at Annie Mac’s gig for Simple, December 2005.

I had a really good time, The Bully went right off!
- Sir Norman Jay after his set at Simple, November 2005

Top 5 clubs in the South:  ‘Funk fuelled sexy sick house music for the generation with twisted melons!’  If they can knock out music policy statements like that imagine how good the actual night is.  They shouldn’t disappoint this month as DJ Touché touches down at The Bully.
DJ Mag No.00/Vol.04

A proper crowd up for proper house music
- Groove Armada's Tom Findlay after his set at Simple, February 2005

...top top House nights in Oxford.
- Marcus on Mac Chat, BBC Radio 1 website

Top 5 clubs in the South:  [Simple.] As the name suggests this really is going down in the backroom of a pub but with Mutiny on the decks who gives a fuck.  Terms including roadblock, hands in the air and frenzy don’t come close.  You’d best just visit!
DJ Mag issue 387

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