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Dan Avery x Matt Walsh: Movement Club

The London DJs make us a new mix for a taste of what's to come from the launch of their new club night in Dalston with super secret line-ups

Two of the UK’s most prolific DJs, Matt Walsh and Daniel Avery (formerly known as Stopmakingme), are starting a new club night in the heart of London’s electronic music scene with the aim of recapturing some of the magic clubbing’s lost since the end of nights like the iconic 'Trash'.

Neither of us make just peak time stuff so it's going to be a good opportunity for us to try out some different things in an intimate setting

Entitled, ‘Movement Club’, it’s taking up a three-month residency at Dalston’s new venue, Hysteria, kicking off on April 19 with a line-up which won’t be revealed until they appear on stage. The focus instead is on the atmosphere, the residents, and the records, with a desire to get people down to their nights because they’ll expect high quality music. Here we speak to the duo alongside an eclectic new mix highlighting what we can anticipate...

Dazed Digital: So the acts will all be strictly kept a mystery at Movement Club... Do you trust the crowd enough to appreciate all kinds of music for this to work?
Daniel Avery: We really won't announce the guest until they step into the club. It's not intended as a gimmick but, instead, we're trying to build something on its own merit. It's more about the crowd trusting us, rather than the other way around. The DJs we love are music fanatics of the highest order so everyone we've asked has jumped at the chance to come and play whatever they want on a good soundsystem to a small room of appreciative souls who aren't afraid of a DJ taking some chances.

DD: What kind of club-goer do you expect to turn up and what is the biggest thing that could go wrong?
Daniel Avery:
Matt and I would go to nights like Trash and Wrong Meeting because we knew there would be friends there, all the DJs knew what they were doing and there was a good chance we'd hear something we'd never heard before (quite possibly from outside of the usual 'dance' world) which would blow us away. It feels like it's time to put our own spin on that idea from the worlds we come from. Stuff to go wrong? If you book them, they will come.

DD: What can we expect to hear, a mixture of Weatherall bangers and Swims?
Daniel Avery: This mix is a good indicator. Whilst everything played will sound big on a good soundsystem, we definitely want the night to encompass more than just house and techno. By this, we don't mean "R'n'B slow jamz" like so many nights in Dalston right now. Absolutely no offence to anyone but that's not what we do or where we come from. This is what fills our heads. Also, neither of us make just peak time stuff so it's going to be a good opportunity for us to try out some different things in an intimate setting.

DD: If in doubt, play _____?
Daniel Avery:
Something from Matt's bag!

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Dazed Digital: So the acts will all be strictly kept a mystery at Movement Club... Do you trust the crowd enough to appreciate all kinds of music for this to work?
Matt Walsh: My only secret is that none of the guests will have names where the first letter of the first name and second name are swapped.

DD: What kind of club-goer do you expect to turn up and what is the biggest thing that could go wrong?
Matt Walsh: I want the night to be a step back in time in some senses, to the days before EVERY club night was a festival or an event.  Nights like "Return to New York", "Our Disco" and "Optimo" were regarded highly for their residents and their taste. As you got to know the night you also knew that the residents had a lot of friends that may turn up and play on the off chance some weeks.  As club-goers go, somebody that is open to hearing music they didn't expect at that point in the night.  A curve ball can still be underground without being ironic or cheesy.

DD: What can we expect to hear, a mixture of Weatherall bangers and Swims?
Matt Walsh: 
As Dan says, the mix is definitely a good starting point.  We have said to ourselves that the in the first two hours we wont be doing a lot of beat matching so digging out old 7 inch new wave or post punk records is more what to expect from the early part of the night. As "peak time" goes I have been lucky enough to receive a lot of demos for my label, Clouded Vision over the last few months, so it will be an ideal training ground for tracks from the up and coming artists I am working with.

DD: If in doubt, play _____?
Matt Walsh:
One of Dan's remixes.

Text by Will Gilgrass

TRACKLIST
1. The Horrors - Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix) (XL, 2012)
2. Groop - Kosmic Sounds (Ace of Discs, 2002)
3. Karl O’Connor – Clean Air (Downwards, 1986)
4. Lingua Franca - Tide Gauge (Solid Japan, 2007)
5. Unknown Track (White, 2012)
6. Clouded Vision Feat. Emilie Albisser – City Thunder (Throne of Blood, 2012)
7. Scott Fraser – A John Hughes Excursion (Astro Lab, 2012)
8. Ajello - Sabrer (Hannulelauri Warehouse Remix) (Danny Was A Drag King, 2012)
9. Billy Bogus - Glamouflage (Opilec Music 2012)
10. Marc Houle – Bink (Items & Things, 2012)
11. Eurythmics - Beethoven (I Love to Listen) (RCA, 1987)
12. Binni & Byron - Dance to the Acid (White, 2012)
13. Vosper - Release (Rework Remix) (MEANT, 2012)
14. Terranova - Avenue Wagram (Kompakt, 2012)
15. Jimmy Edgar - This One's For The Children (Hotflush, 2012)
16. Remain - The Beast With Two Backs (Lukas Remix) (Clouded Vision, 2012)
17. Kindness - It's Alright (Terrible Records, 2012)
18. Ruins  - Fire (Black Square Records, 1984)
19. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (MAUmix)  (White, 2011)
20. Joy Division - She's Lost Control (Young Edits Voices In Her Edit) (White, 2012)
21. Aphex Twin - Z Twig (Warp, 1994)