Graeme Clark guests as The Revenge at Return to Mono
For Graeme Clark, aka The Revenge, this is something of a golden period. As if to prove the point, The List has to conduct an email interview with him all the way from Japan, where he’s on tour. It’s a long way from his home in Glasgow and even farther from his native Dunfermline, and the sense of hard-working privilege is only amplified when he points out that ‘the last 15 years have been the highlight for me’.
Playing everything from house to disco re-edits, Clark is promising plenty of the former for this visit to the church of Slam. Again, it’s a far cry from his original love of rave (‘people like The KLF, Prodigy, Orbital and some hardcore Rotterdam stuff too – my teenage rebellion, I guess’), but then again versatility has been a hallmark of his career. He has been or still is a part of Deportivo Street Team, OOFT!, Cronk Family Enterprises, 6th Borough Project and The Hong Kong Micros. ‘The names aren’t so much to signify a different style,’ he says, ‘but more to signify a different working partnership. I work with different people on these projects and that keeps production exciting for me.’
While his labels Five20East and Instruments of Rapture are on hold at the moment, he has plenty more to keep him going, including ‘the 6th Borough Project album for Delusions Of Grandeur with Craig Smith, a reworks album for Dave Lee’s Z Records, a track for Steve Bug’s Pokerflat plus remixes for Chez Damier, Holy Ghost and Faze Action. That should keep me busy. I need a cup of tea’. Green, we presume?
Return to Mono at the Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 9 Jul.