The first birthday of dubstep night DMZ has attracted representatives from all over the UK and worldwide, including this evening's party-starter, the hugely charismatic Baltimore DJ Joe Nice. Inside, the room rattles to a sound that incorporates UK garage's sparse clipped beats, techno's futurism, jungle's skanking half-time rhythms and the sheer bass weight of dub reggae. The bass is the thing. "Chest bass" as DMZ host Sgt Pokes has it.
That moment of delicious weightlessness before the b-line drops.