Village Underground has the exact same problem with the Shoreditch/City types but doesn’t get half the flak XOYO does. Was there last month for Young Marco and the exception of the smoking area (a long slither of pavement you’re constantly being told to move further down) I thought it was fine.
The people who hate XOYO are usually the same ones that rave about Corsica Studios and I hate that place so different venues for different… needs.
Got tickets for the Hunee night, would aim for more but I’m spending a lot less time in London atm. Hope their soundsystem can handle Shackleton.
Was at VU for Perc a few weeks ago and it was pretty bad at times, certainly amongst my clubbing friends it’s definitely in the same bracket as xoyo. Think it’s slightly better personally, as they have a later finish so gets good towards the end of nights, but then I don’t get pestered by a drunk guy in a suit all night so can see why people dislike it.
Corsica - if it’s not oversold - is one of my favourite venues though, especially on a Saturday night! Only beaten by Bloc, really, for friendliness of crowd etc. What do you hate about it?
Every single time I’ve been it’s been oversold. It’s such a shame because their lineups are consistently awesome but usually you can’t even move until about 5 in the morning because it’s so rammed. Generally seems a bit unsafe as well, one time I was there a girl collapsed and no one did anything. My girlfriend had to fetch security from the door in the end. Agree about Bloc, all things considered it’s probably the best club in London.
Not really a fan of Xoyo, too small and has that Shoreditch wanker vibe
Shame because the line ups are really good
shrine is the most burial-esque title ever, amazed he hasn’t already done it!
Did a mix which a few on here may like;
Octave One- The Greater Good Mix 1
Locussolus-Gunship, Weatherall mix
John Heckle- Sonic Spectrometer
Virgo-Take me Higher
Donnie Tempo-Mental Problems
Faster Action-Soki Loka
The Sun God-Relics & Artifacts
Soylent Green-Pass The Coke
Johnny Superglu-Red Masks
Im not a fan of the Corsica Studios either, if its not packed it can be hard to get an atmosphere going.
I also find XOYO hard work due to it having 2 rooms but everyone wants to be in the main room for the headliner making it very over crowded meaning no room to dance. In fact no room to move.
At present Im finding the Bloc venue really nice, loads of room, good sound and nice crowds. Door staff need work tho.
Masterful new mix from Lutz. No one really plays like him.
Just gonna post this here because why not
Our Best New Techno playlist has been updated.
In this round of additions there’s murky UK business from Beneath; Pangaea’s breaks-laden, electrifying ‘Bone Sucka’; pacey acid from False Witness; Hammer’s intergalactic excursion ‘C-Space’; and Lena Willikens growling ‘Neue Obakel’.
We’ve also picked out Body In Thames’ Motor City-indebted ‘Silver Threaded Crystal Beads’ and Jay’s reverb-soaked drum pattern ‘Balsam Drum’ from the debut InterGraded ‘Introduction’ EP; Ekman’s bass-loaded ‘Holomorphic Functions’; roughness from Tory Gunner; hi-hats and more hi-hats via Oall Hates; and Gerd Janson and Shan turning in a bleepy Special Request remix.
Listen below and head here to subscribe to the playlist to keep current with the pulse of techno.
This is really good. How did you record it?
Awww, glad you liked it. Recorded on 2 x Technics decks & Vestax mixer.
Couple of interesting Lndn nights in May:
just to stick my oar in a bit late here, XOYO is truly awful due to overcrowding and half the crowd not giving a fuck. Corsica will forever be my favourite club in London but I can’t hack it anymore, left Make Me after 2 hours last time I went as you literally had no room to move whatsoever. my experiences at VU have generally been better as it tends to have more room, but I haven’t been to many nights there in fairness.
such a shame about XOYO though, not gonna go to any of those nights even though the lineups are generally great.
Corsica is my favourite yeah but it’s definitely one of those clubs where, to use that awful phrase, you either go hard or go home. Sold out nights can be horrendous though.
The fb event seemed to suggest you eat a roast while listening to techno? What the hell
fun lil Four Tet tune