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What's the deal with Clock Strikes 13?

Clock Strikes 13 is a new series of unmissable underground club nights taking place across Corsica Studios, Village Underground, St John-at-Hackney Church, Bloc and more this autumn

By Tristan Parker

Clock Strikes 13 – is this a pocket watch-themed pop-up or something equally kitsch? 
Certainly not. CS13 is a programme of venue-hopping parties taking place over consecutive weekends from October to December. Tons of cutting-edge record labels will be bringing in the finest leftfield DJs and producers around, so banish any idea of kitsch: this one’s about dancing hard and true in a dark club.

That doesn’t sound very summery.
Buddy, summer is over, as is the season for rooftop parties and beach-themed pop-ups. Stop pretending it’s still warm and embrace the darkness with some of the most intriguing, forward-thinking dance music in the world.

Okay, summer is gone. But what makes this different to other club nights?
Well it’s organised by Ajay Jayaram, co-founder of the awesome Hydra club nights and a man who really knows how to put on a party. He’s managed to spread the series across nine of London’s best venues – including Corsica Studios, Village Underground and Bloc – to mix things up. 

And what’s the vibe, music-wise?
The DJ line-up is vast, creative and boldly avant garde, with selectors plucked from the underground of techno, house, grime, hip hop, dub, rave, jungle and footwork.

Hmm, that sounds a bit much for me…

Ignore the advice given in cult sci-fi film ‘The Fly’ and don’t be afraid! If you’ve any fondness for electronic music, there’ll be something here to blow your mind. So keep an eye on that clock for when it finally strikes 13: tick, tick, tick, tick... Boom! 


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