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LISTEN: Colony vs Quietus Mix
The Quietus , September 20th, 2013 03:57

The Quietus' Rory Gibb contributes a mix to Colony's ongoing mix series, in advance of our Colony vs. The Quietus night later this month

As we've previously reported, we've teamed up with Colony - one of our favourite London promoters - to host a mighty night at the end of this month. Coinciding with both our own and Colony's fifth birthdays, we're bringing along Mark Fell - for the first London performance of his dizzying Sensate Focus project - as well as dread bass merchant Beneath, Factory Floor's Dominic Butler and Glasgow techno maven TVO. It promises to be a night of excellent and varied hues, also featuring Quietus DJs and Colony residents MB & CB. For full details and to buy tickets, click here.

In advance of the night, tQ electronic music editor Rory Gibb has contributed the latest mix to Colony's ongoing mix series (which you can listen back through via Soundcloud) - listen and download via the embed below.

Says Rory: "Nothing too fancy here, really, and no overarching theme - more an ideal opportunity to string together an hour's worth of the electronic music that I'm most excited about at the moment. Recorded in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on a thoroughly gloomy afternoon and away from my decks and record collection, so it's a swiftly mixed, not-overly-planned laptop affair, made up of stuff that's on my hard drive: newly released and upcoming music that's been heavy on the stereo these last few months, sprinkled with a few older favourites. As it's been recorded in advance of our Colony vs. The Quietus party which we're hosting on 27th September, sitting pride of place is music from our four guests: a killer and brand new depth-charged grime creeper from Beneath (whose music, I suspect, is only going to get more and more essential from here on in) to open the mix, a dazzling whirlwind of a Sensate Focus track, techno murk from TVO's Red Night Variations album and Dom Butler's modular gutting of Forward Strategy Group. Starts slow and noisy, gets a bit more dancefloor-friendly for a while - via Hessle, Broken20's Production Unit and two essential new beats from the Livity Sound hit factory - and then disintegrates again."