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Blackest Ever Black: Corsica Studios Line-Up
The Quietus , August 30th, 2012 11:39

Full line-up for night on October 13th revealed; frankly, it's an embarrassment of riches

As we previously reported, London label Blackest Ever Black are set to hold their second big party (in, of course, the darkest and most unsettling sense of the word) in the capital on Saturday October 13th. The venue has since been confirmed as Corsica Studios.

Initially announced for the night were William Bennett's Cut Hands - whose excellent Black Mamba is the label's latest release, and well worth picking up pronto - and the UK premiere of Dominick Fernow's Vatican Shadow live show. Which was pretty exciting, all in all, but the finished line-up, announced today, slathers extremely rich icing on an already very flamboyant looking cake.

And what a varied looking cake, too: Jim Baker of jungle/drum & bass innovators Source Direct, for example, rubbing shoulders with gothic, folk-leaning Scottish duo Young Hunting. Also added is grime legend Slimzee, the DJ behind some of the genre's earliest and most vital recordings, including the Sidewinder tape, which featured a young Dizzee Rascal and Wiley.

Black Rain, who reissued music on the LP Now I'm Just A Number through BEB earlier this year, are playing, as is Bruce Gilbert as DJ Beekeeper. Multidisciplinary musician and artist Russell Haswell will be joined by a secret special guest to perform under the name Concrete Fence. Bill Kouligas, who runs Berlin's excellent PAN label, will be DJing. And Powell, whose own releases on his newly minted Diagonal label have provided some of this year's most fascinating listening, rounds off the line-up.

We're certainly excited at the proposition of so many revered names playing together over the course of a single night, and faintly terrified by the oppressive pressure of it all. Advance tickets are available here, and as ever there's more information at the Blackest Ever website.