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This was my first night at Corsica Studios, making the trip mainly to see Dark Sky who are one of my favourite up an coming acts in the UK bass scene, really on it with their debut album imagin. They put on a solid 3hr set and didn’t disapoint!
That being said, I was absolutely blown away by Love Glove in Room 2, a vinyl only DJ crew bringing the disco boogie soul jams. I am indebted to Trouble Vision for putting these guys on the bill, and introducing me to something special. They had the room bumping with love, positive vibes an cutting shapes; I’m so stoked for these guys, cant’t wait to catch them again. They were for me the highlight of the night, getting my blood pumping an moves flowing as soon as I walked into the club.
Which brings me onto Corsica Studios itself, a truly ‘underground’ club with no frills an honest service from everything to the music acts, door policy and the bar. They know people are coming there for the great music an keep that at the focus of the club, not letting anything else get in the way. It consists of two rooms, room one a nice intimate space with a stage an bar round the corner, with room two round the corner, being slightly smaller, both powered by the funktion one system. More than enough to keep both rooms pumped!!!
The club is a great size, large enough to host a good variety of sounds, yet small enough to really incubate the feel good vibe throughout the crowd. Corsica Studios is a proper club and definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already been, Kompakt records are hosting what looks to be an epic night on the 20th March ft Weval (live) the Dutch due fresh on the scene for their first UK show.
In Search of the Miraculous is a real gem, one of the few videos which come around that truly make you stop and think “wow”. Just phenomenal, a work of art from start to finish. It manages to portray the nostalgic vintage feel naturally, without it feeling forced. From stop motion to old Alv family videos, Klez Zawisa does a great job with the art direction.
There is a real feel of sorrow initially remembering DIY spots been and gone, the passing of Pontus’ dad Torsten and general remembering of skateboarding while displaying some rad skate action. The film proceeds with a plethora of DIY spots the swedes are famed for, mixed in with an increasing feel of jubilation. Never have I watched a video with such intense skating intertwined with such emotion.
Props to Pontus & Klez on the film and the Polar gang for the rad skating, even more so for releasing it for free, enjoy …
Milk Skateboards came out of nowhere in 2012 and have been pushing UK skateboarding ever since, They have both a refreshing art style, note one of my favourites Henrys cat graphic by Rob Mathieson, great board quality and a rad team. They’re also a local company to me, and everyone I’ve met who been involved have been safe!
Of course, if you’re from the UK I’m sure you’re already fully aware of Milk Skateboards and have come here for the skate action. Kicking of their new web series VX Fresh is Harvey Miller with a powerful gnarly style, the first trick is a krook powerslide down Euston Banks and the edit doesn’t let up the pace. With this level of skating in throwaway clips for web edits, I’m doubly stoked for the full length film coming soon…
“After being signed to the ‘Phantasy’ label, owned by Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery’s debut album, ‘Drone Logic’, was born in Alkan’s back garden studio, made using only analogue equipment. It was created with the intention of locking in the audience and taking them on a journey through sound – definitely the right idea.
Inspired by Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Four Tet, a trippy vibe is created by his rhythmic and psychedelic swirls and space-like aura, leaving an intriguing trail. ” Musical Roundabout, YouTube
Knowing We’ll Be Here is one of my favourite tracks, feature below, but the whole album can be streamed here.
EJECA brings his pumping garage basslines, notably from Horizons, into this lovely remix of Panama’s latest single. This track takes you on a nicely energetic yet chilled journey, with that underlaying funky bass keeping the pace broken up with a lovely old school piano section.
Yesterday the internet was graced with another banging edit from John Wilson , HORNY.It features the usual rippers such as Max Palmer, Rob harris, Keith Denley and even some Alex Olson footage. Not forgetting all the other NY heads not mentioned, this edit is raw street skating with a good vibe, gnarly tricks and tight soundtrack (Chilled out version of Todd Terje inspector norse is on point.)
I was blessed to have visited that truly super black hole of sound, and it was hands down the best vibes I’ve ever felt at a club. Completely pitch black bar the DJ lights, a set of vinyl decks and glorious sound system, it was such a genuine setup; truly allowing the selectors space to shine with all manner of songs sounding excellent. All is not lost however as the owners are quoted saying “We will not be opening our doors in 2015” hinting at the possibility of a new venue and potential re-opening next year?
To sooth your pain , Floating points and Four tet who played the last dance were nice enough to record the whole set and host it online. Here them tango two tracks each B2B all night, it is something very special indeed…