Seminal superclub Cream sure knows how to throw a party.
Cream Ibiza at Amnesia was out of this world this summer and Creamfields was another record-breaker with 70,000 dance disciples gracing the hallowed festival fields.
But as the legendary Liverpool dance giant turned 22 it was only right to celebrate the milestone in true Cream fashion.
And just like the Queen, it was only right this dance music royalty be honoured with two birthday celebrations.
When you get to the grand old age of 22, why not?
There was only one place to celebrate the birth of the most iconic name in dance – Nation nightclub.
Cream went back to its roots at the Liverpool club where the dream first began way back when – in 1992.
The beats returned to Merseyside for Part 1 of the birthday bash with some big DJs in Chuckie and Danny Howard, rising stars including Oliver Heldens and of course two turntable legends in Pauls Oakenfold and Van Dyk.
Three rooms were packed out in homage to Cream as the big names played even bigger tunes.
After smashing up Creamfields in summer, Third Party had the main room jumping before Radio 1’s Danny Howard made his Cream debut in emphatic fashion really building up the atmosphere inside the building.
A tough act to follow, but next-generation Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens whipped the crowd up even further slamming down anthems his whole set.
If that wasn’t enough, his fellow countryman Chuckie took ravers into the early hours with his dirty brand of house.
While the main room was reveling in dirty Dutch house, the courtyard had more of a euphoric vibe washing over the crowd.
Evergreen Cream veteran Paul Oakenfold treated trance fans to an A-Z of the genre which was followed up with a real hands-in-the-air set by the towering and totemic Paul Van Dyk.
From the décor to the DJs, this was as authentic a Cream experience as it was back in Nation in 1992. Long live the Cream.
Part 2 of Cream’s 22nd birthday welcomes Nicky Romero, Fedde le Grand and more to Nation in Liverpool on Saturday, November 29th.
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