And so it’s that time of year again: that time of year that still recalls a low-level feeling of back-to-school dread even when you’re confronted by the terrifying reality that you’ve been out of school longer than you were in it. However, it’s not all gloom and ghostly wafts of panic-bought Tippex–this is really the golden hour for clubbing, as promoters and venues start jostling for the attention of the post-festival, post-Ibiza crowds with irresistible line-ups to lure you into the great indoors once again.
Do different times of year favour different musical styles? Certainly now, as the nights creep in closer and closer, a particular kind of brooding, crepuscular techno seems to be making its presence felt.
On Friday 22nd, cult London label Whities brings enigmatic producer Skee Mask to the Yard in Hackney Wick, while on Saturday 23rd, Romanian minimalist Rhadoo comes to Mangle E8 alongside Moritz von Oswald and Matteo Manzini. The following Saturday, 30 September, lose yourself at the belated birthday for underground techno and industrial night Blanc over at Electrowerkz, the disarmingly weird, sprawling venue nestled behind Angel underground station.
We‘d also highly recommend the warm, luxuriant beats of Project Pablo and Francis Inferno Orchestra at Corsica Studios of Friday 22nd, as well as perennial genre-defying favourite Optimo (Espacio) playing start to finish at Mick’s Garage on Saturday 30th. Really, there’s just no excuse to stay in.