2010: The Final Frontier

Well, we're not going to forget the 27th of November in a hurry. Thanks to all who braved the ice and helped make it such an epic win. For those who missed out, Brassica - whose 'Hey Man' has incidentally just come out on Relish - let rip with a blistering live set that was as focused and uncompromising as it was dreamlike and futuristic. Kid Who's following DJ set was basically an education in dark, psych-infused cosmic disco.... Sound good?

On NYE we've been invited back to Shoreditch's Horse & Groom to host room 3 - the intimate 'boudoir' - and we're bringing Kid Who back as our special guest for the night. The last time we took over this room was for Lasermagnetic's Moxie party, and the atmosphere, mainly thanks of course to the amazing crowd, was just great. The rest of the night features legendary DJs Ray Mang and Rob Mello as well as the Discovery and Fragment crews and runs until 6am. Will we reach the outer rim by midnight? There's only one way to find out.

Sadly, Chev can't make it on the night as he'll be hauling his black ass down the pistes of Europe, but in an attempt to channel his spirit I will begin our mini NYE-teaser Youtube playlist with this wonderful cover:

Thanks to Derry for this incredible slice of eerie garage-psych stomp:

One of my favourite tracks this year - a perfect merger of Italo and washed-out psych:

And finally this dark dub-disco number from the night's headliner:

Set retroactive boosters to 11.

Kid Who on Myspace

Ray Mang on Myspace

Rob Mello on Myspace

[Photo credit: Jamie Grant]