An Evening With Horse Meat Disco & FYI Chris at The Prince of Wales, Brixton

Brixton isn’t the first place you might associate with disco, but last Friday saw Horse Meat Disco headline an evening of electronic funk in the south London borough.

The Prince of Wales venue, previously The Brixton Club House, is a nightclub-pub hybrid with a two-tier roof terrace and a few rooms inside.

The four-piece DJ collective, Horse Meat Disco, played the ‘sunset set’ on a simplistic stage loosely decorated with a few lights. It’s probably the ideal set up for seeing these boys outside of a boiling hot beach off the Spanish coast.

Sadly, although it was a sunny day the sunset didn’t deliver. None-the-less this might have lead to a distraction from their set. A lighter set, keeping to their more traditional set of tracks, meant a really relaxing atmosphere amongst the crowd. Perfect for a beer on a summer evening – especially when they played DJ Koze’s mix of Operator.

Once it started getting dark the music had a notable change. Shifting away from the lighter beat into more electronic tracks. In one of the smaller rooms someone was even playing some funky techno.

The main support for the evening was FYI Chris which usually comes in the form of a duo of two Chris’. This set was something a bit different – a refreshing change from the hours of disco before. Considerably more electronic but still keeping with the disco theme. These guys are definitely worth catching if you’re in Edinburgh at the end of the month.

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They’ve also got some great mixtapes on Soundcloud if you want to go from some tech-house and electronic disco and back again in a few minutes.

Venue – 8/10

Band – 8/10

Music – 8/10

Overall – 8/10

Charlie

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