We heard it first hand yesterday directly from Clayton Hines on his Facebook and the sad reality is starting to set in. In case you missed it here’s what he had to say about Renegade Hardware closing down their 20 year long string of events and club nights.
BREAKING NEWS…….After 20 successful years Renegade Hardware have decided to bring the curtain down on the club events We started throwing parties with much the same ethos as we have always ran the label, as the home of the underdog, standing behind our sound and our artist’s when nobody else would. We took a risk and threw our first event at the burgeoning END nightclub in 1997 and went on what we can humbly say was a legendary eleven and a half year run at the storied venue, the longest tenure for any Drum & Bass night at the club. We know many of you have fond memories from these events which were an integral part of the scene of that era, be it hearing future classic’s debuted for the first time or witnessing career defining sets from our heavyweight roster of DJ’s. When the End closed we spread our wings and took our parties to even bigger venues in London including Ministry Of Sound, Coronet, Area, Cable and Electric, creating new memories for our die hard dance floor along the way. We have had an amazing run and countless good times whilst taking the Renegade Hardware brand around the world, but we think it is now time to close this chapter and move on to other endeavors. The fact that we are still relevant after 2 decades is an achievement in itself, but as that famous quote says: “All good things must come to a end”. Have no fear though, we fully intend to go out with a bang and we have planned a series of events building up to what will be our big finale in February 2016 were we will sign off with our biggest and baddest line up to date. In the mean time catch us whilst you can at the following events in the lead up before the curtain goes black forever….. – Clayton Hines
This is a sad day indeed for the drum & bass world as another giant takes a huge step down.