Clone Records: Basement Series vs Royal Oak at Hidden [LDN 11.5.12]

We love Clone Records, and the Basement Series has been a favourite addition to their roster of sound, with Royal Oak (the label that bought us classic Reggie Dokes and that stunning Kyle Hall remix of Space Dimension Controller – two records that never leave my bag) running a close second. Serge gave us some inside info on the ethos of the label (which you can check here) and their lack of forced promotion being in line with what they’re about and why they’re releasing plates. Big ups to the whole Clone family.

For a special one-off night for London, Clone are pitting some of the Royal Oak lineup against a handful of heads on the Basement Series. It’s happening at Hidden on the 11th of next month, and early bird tickets are already gone, though for a tenner it’s pretty incredible value anyway. Full lineup, flyer and details below, follow the RA link for tickets

via RA
As far as house and techno goes, Clone Records sit amongst the legends. Evoking techno as raw as R&S, house as soulful as Trax and bases covered everywhere in between, from disco to UK bass, Clone have developed a substantial roster of sub-labels to boot, many of which house the cream of the labels overall output.

In light of this, Hidden residents and forward-thinking night Trix and electronic genre-hopping cult Streets of Beige have joined forces to present a one-off Clone night dedicated to the label’s two finest sub-labels – Basement Series and Royal Oak. Going head to head over two equally-sized but aesthetically diverse rooms, this showcases Clone in all their glory with a soundclash of electronic artists facing off from both the house and techno stables.