Late Night Tales presents After Dark: Nocturne
The French use the word Nocturne to describe a piece of music that is inspired by and/or evocative of the night. So for this compilation it’s over to author and DJ Bill Brewster to blend the old with the new. And a bang-up job he does, with a few exclusive tracks (two from Hotel Motel , also Hugh Mane and the Lindstrom remix of Charli XCX’s Ha Ha Ha) with the weird and wonderful, making it all just funky-enough and on the disco-soul tip.
So an old staple like Plastic Betrand’s Stop Ou Encore blends in seamlessly behind Scream and Dance’s opener, In Rhythm and leads on to Paladin’s Third World.
It’s a tasty and tasteful mix. Hotel Motel’s The Fall (featuring Snax) feels like Prince merging with stripped back electro-swing, Harry Wolfman’s Celebre has that bubbling nearly-house wave to send it to the discotheque whereas Matt Dirt’s In Deep takes us further towards the dubstep and late-night electronica where it’s about the dancefloor in some sense, but it could also be about the late-night drive or the comedown from being out at the club…
Further highlights include the Moroder-like glide o Rodion’s Solenoid, Emperor Machine’s dark, Daft Punk-esque Breezin and the superb Acid Cake by Trulz and Robin. An 80-minute melange that’ll either have you bouncing off the walls or controlling your urge to do just that, depending, of course on your personality and what you seek from music. Brewster’s a great DJ and mix-conjurer, and this is a worthy part of the Late Night Tales series.