Transition 2 – Joy Orbison & Ben Vince

A couple of weeks ago I made my first trip to FOLD. It is another club in the city that has been called “London’s answer to Berghain” again and again – basically because it has a 24 hour license and a very stripped down, back to the basics ethos. Aesthetically I would describe it as extremely unassuming, which is kind of cool – in a concrete multi-story car park kind of way. The music is front and centre, so make sure you pick a night with a lineup you like. Since I went, it has been shut down; the council revoked its license due to allegations that “fraudulent funds” were involved in the purchase of “approximately £200,000 worth of high-value DJ equipment”. And then they reinstated the license, pending the trial of two people involved. What fun!

Anyway, I chose to go when Leon Vynehall had an all night set on. As usual, he was pretty great. This was my highlight from the set: it is house meets The Great American Railroad. Atmospheric beyond belief.

Bonus track: Leon himself released a new one last week as well. Here it is:

Drive Me Crazy (Dope Mix) – dan Mela & Lady Blacktronica

Now this is a huge old track for me. Incredibly tasty piano chords, stunning deepness. At risk of sounding like a prick, I think the second drop (at 2:45) is really fucking clever. It somehow feels original, creative and natural at the same time. Leon Vynehall would be proud.

If you like the track you are in luck: as well as the Dope Mix, the EP has a Vocal Mix, a Deep Mix and an Alex Israel Remix!

Nothing is Still – Leon Vynehall

What can I say about this guy? He makes sensational, original, all-enveloping electronic music. That’s what I’ll say. He’s been one of my favourite producers for years and always impresses in your headphones or in the flesh.

He is currently doing a live tour of his album Nothing is Still which is well worth a watch. The album tells the sonic story of his grandparents’ emigration from the UK to New York in the 60s, and it’s something special.

Pick up tix here: https://leonvynehall.lnk.to/liveAP