Preview: Nightvision with live sets from Kink & Neville Watson
House DJs will perform at Edinburgh's La Belle Angele on Sat 29 Nov
While the prospect of short days and long nights may not delight everyone, those of us with a passion for clubs, dancing and DJs will welcome winter with open arms. A time when promoters pull out all the stops, there’s perhaps no better place to be than Edinburgh as two of the city’s biggest party-starters – Musika and Xplicit – join forces to present Nightvision, a series of special events boasting some of the world’s biggest names across multiple venues. Running from mid-September right through to New Year’s Eve, the calendar reads like a who’s who of electronic music, with the likes of Nina Kraviz, Skream and 2ManyDJs already in the bag.
Returning to the infamous and recently re-birthed La Belle Angele, house fans will be particularly excited to catch two of the genre’s most respected underground producers, Kink and Neville Watson, who will be presenting their stripped-back live show to an intimate dancefloor. Initially meeting over the internet in 2006, both artists are revered in their own right, with Bulgaria-based Kink acknowledged for his inventive approach to production and a sound which fuses house, techno, bass and acid. Watson meanwhile, has spent over 25 years immersed in club culture, releasing on labels such as Dissident and Clone. Together, they make a formidable proposition.
Signing a series of EPs to Holland’s seminal Rush Hour Recordings, the duo have built a reputation from the ground up, with a live show delivering the type of raw energy which defines their music. Touring Europe and taking in everywhere from the Sub Club to Fabric, their set-up incorporates a vast array of machines, allowing them to improvise and manipulate sounds on the fly. It all combines for an unforgettable dancefloor experience, and it’s precisely what long nights were made for.
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Nov.