Rhythm Section, now well into its second year, will continue to do its thing. “I guess after a year is the point where a lot of other club nights think, ‘step it up’—whether it’s doing bigger events, booking bigger names, taking it on the road. But I want to scale it back, so that it can’t be eaten up by hype,” Phillip says. “I’ve got no plans to move out of the pool hall at the minute because I like the atmosphere here. And if something changed it would stay in Peckham, somehow.” He has even considered taking his anti-hype approach one step further: “The plan is, eventually, not to announce lineups at all—it’s just Rhythm Section, it’s twice a month and you just come down. Not to say that I’m not going to make any effort in booking DJs. But I guess it’s to foster a tighter community around [the night]. You know it’s going to be good, regardless of who’s playing. I don’t think it really does matter who’s playing anyway.
— Nice piece by Angus Finlayson on Rhythm Section, a really cool club in Peckham. I would like to see something like this in Dublin sometime. Not sure if we have the community spirit for it but it’d be interesting to try.