Time Out says
Posted: Wed Oct 3 2012
With Bardens Boudoir now just a distant memory, The Nest has firmly established itself as a Dalston clubbing heavyweight since it opened in October 2010. The club boasts an industrial chic look and (mercifully) more salubrious toilets than its former incarnation, but the music programme remains the same. 'We will strive to showcase the very best in new, fresh, cutting-edge talent,' the organisers claim. 'We are not interested in promoting acts that have 'made it'; we want to promote acts that will make it.' They seem to be holding hard to their stated intent. Weekly nights like Lemonade and Your Mum's House shout out the club's hip electro and disco credentials and a solid programme of international, alternative DJs make this an even more appealing venue in which to nest-up for the night.
What's on at The Nest
Pop and rock, Clubs, Breaks, Hip hop
Decknician DJ Yoda drops everything from country to soul to nursery rhymes to '80s pop into his mix. His audiovisual sets also let him cut and scratch his way through a choice selection of YouTube clips (everything from 'Sesame Street' to Alan Sugar)...
Disco, Clubs, House music, Electro
French disco-house maestro Ivan Smagghe gets behind the decks to offer a typically eclectic set of leftfield grooves and dancefloor curvballs. Supporting are Crosstown Rebels' minimal house producer Francesca Lombardo and electro-disco dude Kiwi.
House, techno and electro, Disco, Clubs, Electronica, House music, Techno music, Electro
- Critics' choice
Ever-popular Dalston basement The Nest mix it up in 2014, with a new, weekly Saturday night party that offers a mix of forward-thinking resident and guest DJs, live acts and more hip house, deep disco and cutting-edge electro than you can shake a cool-seeking...
Dance, House, techno and electro, Clubs
The Plump duo bring the primetime breaks via heavy electro and bass bangers at this Dalston dance basement.
House, techno and electro, Hip hop, Pop, Clubs, R&B, House music, Garage, Hip hop
Not for the faint-hearted, this weekly jaunt is a 'dress up 'n' get messed up' night of mayhem, with a soundtrack of filthy electro, hip hop, old school bangers, R&B and UK garage.
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best club in dalston by far! went there last weekend, the music was sick and the club was packed. amazing line-ups. also, this is one of those dark'n'dirty clubs we all love
The best club in East London by far!! Best sound system, DJs and crowd. Left uni two years ago, wish it had been there back then!!! Looking forward to a lot more dancing this weekend....
I have been coming to The Nest for a while now - and it's by far my guilty pleasure! Having seen some TOP line up's, I have also been able to discover some new music and follow some new talent. Gasaffelstein completely blew my mind last Friday - he really tore the club apart - and the atmosphere was electric. I had never really heard of him - and now I can't wait to next see him play. Big thanks to The Nest for arriving on the scene - My Friday nights are now more entertaining.
Went down for Stop.Drop.Roll on Friday, Benji B Brackles and Deadboy killed it! Cool venue, nice sound, suuuuuuuuuuper dark. Loads of sick line-ups coming up.
Dope venue headed down for Russ Yallop, sound was ace, lets hope they keep up their great booking policy!