Elephant & Castle
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Posted: Sat Oct 6 2012
Corsica Studios is an independent, not-for-profit arts complex whose ethos is to breed creativity and culture in areas of regeneration. Its Elephant and Castle home is its latest venture where the onus is as much on producing fine art, music, film and digital media as it is exhibiting it. As well as for art projects, the space is increasingly being used as one of London's most adventurous live music venues and clubs, featuring acts such as Silver Apples, Acoustic Ladyland and Lydia Lunch, and club nights that include the likes of old-schoolers Wang and disco kings Low Life.
What's on at Corsica Studios
Indie rock, Pop
Hotly tipped for 2015, the funky, Foalsy indie trio from Liverpool drop in for a London set to showcase their 'Bee Gees on diazepam' sound.
Pop and rock
Gritty London boy-girl duo Coves do an incredibly, shogaze-y and langorous cover of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game' – hopefully they'll play it tonight alongside tracks from their debut album 'Soft Friday'.
House, techno and electro, Disco, Clubs, Nu-disco
- Critics' choice
Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston's cosmic disco odyssey returns to blast the minds of the many with an arsenal of ludicrously deep house and tech grooves, spacey funk, dubbed-out disco and other treats spun by the deft hands of some of the finest selectors...
Disco, Clubs, House music, Techno music
- Critics' choice
Consistently great night Tief can always be relied upon to host a fine party, and when NYE is the night in question, it's a no-brainer. Two secret and very special guests will be headlining. One is from acclaimed house label Running Back, owned by Gerd...
Average User Rating
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Corsica Studios is arguably one of London town's great (and unsung) venues. The fact that it is slightly off the radar is probably a benefit, as without wanting to sound like a snob, unlike it's famous neighbour up the road (MoS) it attracts a more discerning, partisan crowd. I've been to a couple of D&B nights and a couple of techno nights, all very good. My only criticism would be the last techno night I went to a few weeks back, which was a multi collaboration of various promotions, which meant the venue made use of a neighbouring building to accommodate. This space was by far the most popular, which meant queueing for entry, and once inside was the hottest place I've ever been! Don't let this put you off though, I think that was a rarity. Come and sample the much heralded, but hard to find essence of London's underground dance music scene, you will not be disappointed. One last point. Whoever in the management of this venue is responsible for the sound system spec, which cannot have been cheap (full fat, full price) deserves a medal. It's the one thing that medium / small venues tend to shirk on. Not at Corsica; This is one of the best (if not the best) sound systems in London. Tony Andrews would be proud of what He's done to the elephant