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Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Plastic People subscribes to the old adage that all you need for a kicking party is a dark basement and a soundsystem (the Funktion One rig embarrasses those in many larger clubs). Despite competition from numerous other clubs in the area, Plastic People is still many clubbers’ favourite East End dancing den. This is due largely to the seriously progressive musical programming which features a range of nights covering all bases from underground techno to UK bass to the eclectic sets at regular nights hosted by jazz-house producer Floating Points. The relocation of seminal dubstep and grime night FWD>> – the long-standing jewel in PP's crown – to Dalston's Dance Tunnel in early 2013 may have been a blow to Plastic People, but the schedule is still rock-solid, with semi-regular events from tastemakers like Huntleys & Palmers and James Blake's 1-800 Dinosaur label. There’s also CDR (second Thursday of the month) where bedroom producers play their music-in-progress.