Posts Tagged ‘progressive electronic music’

Silence, Traffic, Adagio- oh my! DJ Tiësto’s performance at TommowLand 2011 was truly epic and festivalers were graced with what is likely to be the most memorable festival moments of 2011. If you have not seen this before, prepare for goosebumps, heaven reaching arms, and a tear in your eye…this would have been one of those rare rave experiences you continue to long for at other festivals but never quite gets there.  


Tucked away in deepest darkest south London sits a club called Corsica Studios hidden amongst the back streets of Elephant and Castle. The club plays host to some of the biggest sounds and names in the world of electronic music. One night in particular is Boiler Room, run by a small outfit it has become one of the most exciting nights across the capital to check out underground dance music. The main idea being to broadcast the sets live throughout the world, giving everyone the opportunity to tune in and experience the freshest sounds this side of the world.

I headed down on Tuesday 30th where it was an RBMA takeover with David Rodigan, Saxon Sound International, AMP and Fatman, featuring dub plate after dub plate that was hyped as an oldskool sound clash of the finest dubs the dj’s could get there hands on, and they didn’t disappoint. The packed Corsica Studios was brimming with excitement and anticipation for the tunes that were heard throughout the sets, featuring the likes of “ini kamoze – out in the streets they call it murtha” that had the crowd singing and bouncing with one hand in the air.

BR #67 David Rodigan (Pt.2) from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

The Nest is an edgy and intimate, 350 capacity basement in Dalston, donning industrial exposed pipes, concrete floors and walls, and retro neon porn signs. Reminiscent of the vault in Berlin’s colossus Tresor night club, the atmosphere did not disappoint and nor did the music. The bouncers were friendly; the drink prices were reasonable ranging from £3.50 for a bottle of beer to £7.00 for a cocktail, and the pretentious vibe you might expect from bars in surrounding areas was left at the door.

On our visit, the DJ was banging out a mix-up of classic 2step, Dubstep and old school Garage; however the music can vary considerably given the venue aims to showcase new talent. It is worth keeping an eye on the line ups because The Nest hosts some prolific club nights from MTA Records parties for all bass enthusiasts, to Lemonade on Saturday nights presenting a range of live music and upcoming DJ’s.  

[For all the tech savvy’s The Nest has a pretty sweet Martin Audio sound system.]

Free before 10:30 pm, and £5.00 thereafter this is more than a reasonable entry price for an East London club.  

Well worth a visit. {4/5 Bass Ratings}

36 Stoke Newington Road,
Dalston, London, N16 7XJ