The night time is the right time.
Club culture didn't begin with Acid House, it's been in a perennial state of revolution since time began. Bill Brewster knows this better than anyone: DJ, author, disco advocate and celebrity Grimsby fan, he's dedicated his life to charting the mystical, intangible ways of the beat.
And he's not half bad himself. Invited to curate a mix for the Late Night Tales series, Bill Brewster has responded with something subtle, something which captures that illusive spirit of glamorous debauchery which runs through the finest electronic music.
As is his wont, there's a defiant disco flavour with the tracklisting veers from floorfillers to rare cuts, all out anthems to moments of crystalline introspection. Here's a quote from the man himself: "After Dark. It’s New York at 4am with the lights off and the strobes flaring. It’s a Dalston basement with slow chugging basslines propelling a dancefloor. It’s a starlit night on the coast of Croatia with glittery girls and burnished boys grooving to 110bpm anthems. It’s great dance music with the Bosh-O-Meter turned to 0. If you want pounding trance, Lance, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you want a drop, break or explosion every 16 bars, then Swedish House Mafia is that way. This is music for dancers who know to move. It’s slow release carbs, with a startlingly high pleasure count. We’re starting slow and staying that way. Groove is in the art."
Stripped from the mix, ClashMusic are pleased as punch to be able to premiere a new remix from Twin Sister. Initially a carefully considered, 80s heavy piece of electro-pop noir the Hotel Motel mix of 'All Around And Away We Go' has a contagious disco bounce with a velvet texture.
'Late Night Tales Presents After Dark' is set to be released on May 5th - watch out for an all day party at the Big Chill the same day.