1985 MUSIC – CLUBS REVIEW

The Glove That Fits, Homerton.

In early March, four of the most prolific and masterful producers and DJs of drum and bass, and dubstep, convened in a dingy basement in Homerton for a night of murky drums and sadistic frequencies. Alix Perez, Halogenix, Deft and Lewis James performed to a crowd of no more than 40 at a Keep Hush event in the up-and-coming venue The Glove That Fits. The lucky few who attended this feat of artistic astonishment were treated to a four-hour journey from 120 to 170+ bpm, exploring the best of bass music, dark dubstep and energising Drum & Bass and Jungle that rumbled the foundations of this small basement in East London. This night played host to possibly one of the best sets I’ve seen of late, with Alix Perez’s one-hour mix full to the brim with dubplates and exclusives of every genre that had the ID crew out in full force. There were also two incredible jungle and dubstep sets performed by Lewis James and Deft, respectively. Finally, the legend that is Halogenix dropped The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ as a heartfelt tribute to the late Keith Flint, rounding off a night that proves bass music truly is alive and well in London.

By Tom Dodkins

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