We speak to the Scottish disco producer set to host London's new residency at The Nest this weekend
'Fly By Night' - the brainchild of DJ and producers Toby Tobias and Pete Herbert - will be bringing together an eclectic mix of deep-house and new-disco to The Nest tonight, with Scotland's Graeme Clark heading up the night's proceedings with his trademark brand of keyboard heavy funk-house. Using a variety of tightly edited, soul rich samples and faint piano echoes, overlaid onto a warm, steady drumbeat; Clark produces clever little reworks that have a powerfully, hypnotic vibe to them, which will undoubtedly set the tone brilliantly for London's newest residency. We caught up with Graeme to find out more about his work, what to look forward to in the near future and the story behind his name.'
Dazed Digital: How would you describe your work for those who don't know?
The Revenge: Pretty eclectic I guess. I'm inspired by all sorts of music… house, techno, disco, rock etc. So there's elements of those in my production and DJ sets for the most part.
DD: What's the story behind your name?
The Revenge: I got pretty disillusioned with the industry at the turn of the century and used the alias as an email address on a couple of edit projects in 99' / 2000 as a tongue-in-cheek comeback thing. A few years later in 2003/04 I needed a name to use on a project I'd done with DJ Harri (Sub Club) for the Deep Freeze label and went with the moniker from then on really.
DD: Who or what are you listening to at the moment? Any newcomers to look out for?
The Revenge: There's so much good music out there at the moment. I'd be afraid to name any for the sake of leaving too many other's out!
DD: What are you working on at the moment that we may not have heard about yet?
The Revenge: I've just started work on a follow up 6th Borough Project album with Craig Smith for Delusions Of Grandeur due out at the end of 2012. Also putting the final pieces together for the final compilation on my Instruments Of Rapture label, with stuff from Deep Space Orchestra, Burnt Island Casuals, Manuel Tur, Roberto Rodriguez and a few more.
DD: What are you most excited about right now?
The Revenge: We've just started an Instruments Of Rapture residency at Glasgow's Sub Club on the first Sunday of the month, sharing the bill with Optimo, Derrick Carter, High Life and Thunder Disco Club on rotation which is good excuse for me and my mates to let loose on a great sound system, and in good company.