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Quietus Mix 002: A Dark Electronic Trip To The ZONE
The Quietus , November 10th, 2010 08:34

Liars kicked off our mixtape series last week, now we go 180 degrees into new acid house / electro / Chicago night ZONE, presented by Richard D. Clouston and Nathan Gregory Wilkins

Over the past few years, anyone in London salivating for music with a hard electronic edge is likely to have ended up at an event organised by the urbane Mr Richard D Clouston. This year's Cosey Club at the ICA was a dark highlight of the Quietus' spring, featuring live sets from Factory Floor and Fixmer/McCarthy, along with a abrasive load of business from Mr. Andrew Weatherall. It was enough to send us marching down the Mall. Now, Richard D Clouston and his pal Nathan Gregory Wilkins are starting a new night called ZONE, to be inaugurated this Friday at Dalston Superstore. Last week, we listened to some of the YouTubes on their facebook event and thought, by heck, this is stirring stuff, let's ask them to do a mix. And here it is.

Says Mr. Clouston of the thinking behind ZONE:

"It's about raw, sexy and exhilarating dance music. A few months back Nathan and I saw Blake Baxter and Abe Duque DJ in Dalston Superstore basement and it was just wild; we'd been talking for a while about doing a new night and they inspired us to get cracking. Quality old and new electronic dance music played with attitude and to make you sweat. We put together tracks that we love are very distinctive, it's just a taster of what kind of thing to expect, but also a mix that people will hopefully really enjoy and keep.

"In ZONE, Nathan and I are going back to our roots. In the mid 90s Nathan worked for Network in Birmingham and was a resident at Atomic Jam and played with Surgeon at Tresor. At this time I was going out clubbing pretty much ever night in my home town Newcastle which had a brilliant techno scene, clubs like Bloated and the upstairs at Shindig where just mindblowing."

Zone is at the Dalston Superstore this Friday, 22:00 until 02:00. Richard and Nathan promise "high quality music to make you sweat" including Acid House, Detroit Techno, Chicago Trax and Electronic Body Music.