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Colony Announce August Raves
The Quietus , July 19th, 2012 08:57

A pair of heavyweight looking parties from some of our favourite promoters

Some of our favourite nights out in the capital over the past couple of years have been at Colony parties. In recent months we've been leveled by music from the likes of Donato Dozzy, Forward Strategy Group, Perc and AnD while at their Rhythm Factory and Corsica Studios events, and resident Tengui even mixed us up a storm of an addition to our mix series (which you can listen to here).

Now they've announced a couple of new events to take place in London during August. The first is the Colony Summer Rave, set to take place at Corsica Studios on Friday 10th August. Unlike some of their more techno-themed parties as of late, this one finds them indulging in their tastes for gnarlier, more splattery music, with a hefty line-up encompassing rave, electro, junglist techno and other such mutant hybrids. It's a snip at £4 (from here) and features Equinox, Al Tourettes, Matt Whitehead (live), Outrage b2b Modular (J-Tek set), Dexorcist aka Abraham Cowley, Sync 24 vs agent2, Mantra vs Double O, Tec vs Handsfree, AGT Rave Cru, Strepsil, plus the usual residents Tengui and MB & CB.

Later in the month, for a bank holiday special on Sunday 26th August, they're returning to the Rhythm Factory for another head-to-head with Scand. Colony's room heads back towards techno territories, with Berlin resident Peter Van Hoesen (pictured, top) joined by Ben Gibson (live), MPIA3 and Birmingham's Skirt, whose recent releases on the Horizontal Ground and Frozen Border labels have contained some of the darkest and most striking electronic music to emerge from the UK of late. In Scand's room are Radioactive Man, Morphology (live), DeFeKT (live), Sync 24 & Innume, agent2, Steve Allman. It's free before 11, £7 after, or £5 advance from here.

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