As footie face Gary Neville is so fond of repeating, some things are written in the stars. With Trouble Vision bringing their Summer Session to Corsica Studios tonight, was it destiny that our Soviet winter was finally brought to an end? Escape the gulag tonight and come party like you’re on the Abramovich yacht.
Although he’s been producing and remixing for a number of years – Marco Niemerski, better known as Tensnake, will forever be known for his track “Coma Cat”. Hardly surprising — the 7 minute number is the most undeniably fun piece of music since “Hey Ya!” Mixing the classic house chords of Antony & the Camp’s “You know what I like” with his own buoyantly tropical style, the single developed into a dance-floor monster – reigning supreme in the summer of 2010 and beyond. And no one-hit-wonder neither – his irreverent take on Azari & III’s “Reckless with your Love” was just as ubiquitous. While a bit quiet recently his latest release, a pair of remixes for Philip Lauer, showed that his old touch hasn’t deserted him – two giddy cuts of goodtime house that’ll have even the dourest dudes shuffling.
Alongside will be John Talabot, the Barcelona resident whose debut album fIN, despite only being released in February, is already being tipped for the end of year garlands. While his use of tropical tropes often see him grouped with chillwave types, his music touches base with a range of styles – with shades of deep house and melancholic techno filtering into his sound. However we can expect a riot if classic cut “Sunshine” doesn’t get an airing!
Elsewhere Futureboogie host a room headed by Hot Creations’s Waifs & Strays, whilst a live set from Swedish techno duo Skudge looks set to raise the temperature to boiling point. Who needs the Costa del Sol?
Trouble Vision Summer Session with Tensnake, John Talabot, Skudge, Futureboogie at Corsica Studios, SE17 1LB, Friday 25th May. More information can be found here.
Tensnake photo used with permission from the artist