My first year in university, I was introduced to the group known as the 107s. A bunch of lads that lived in an old three story victorian house at 107 Earlham Road, Norwich with seven rooms occupied by students. It was common knowledge that this was a party house and that the 107s organized the best after-hour parties in town. Each weekend after the clubs closed, there was a decision. First, was 107 throwing a party and if so, should we go?
107 was more than just a party house. It became a location to hear sounds and art created in our neighborhood by disrupters, experimenters, and emerging artists. Each room had a concept, a song. You picked where you wanted to hang for the night or you just freelance through all the rooms. The bottom floor always seemed to be for DJs, anything from House, Dance, and Techno to Hip-hop and Reggae. It was always popping with “resident” DJs taking turns to out-spin each other. The next floor was dedicated to live music performance (as was the yard outside). You could hear real bands or people just jamming together. The last floor was super chill but still with music and some form of art going on. This house was always packed, end to end people, connecting, laughing, and living. You could be there till 7.30am or pull a weekender (yes, people did this!). The energy was high and the inspiration was flowing.
With the spirit of 107 in mind, I decided to change the name of Bad Girl Confidence into 107 (or Space 107 as you may see it sometimes). This website over time has grown into that house on Earlham road, celebrating local musicians, artists, and filmmakers; as well as being a place where people can get inspired. It may not be as swanky as Bad Girl Confidence but the name goes to the intent of this platform: to support and celebrate local artists and musicians.
I hope you will join me on this journey.
Your Dance Command & Chief,