It’s not too often that an artist comes along who has the ability to consistently exceed even the very highest of expectations, both with their output in the studio and selections behind the turntables. The latest adddition to the Deepcast, however, is one of those few artists, without a shadow of a doubt. Graeme Clark AKA The Revenge will be playing a number of dates around Australia in the coming weeks, and we feel extremely privileged to give you an exclusive taste of just what we may be treated to…
MD: We last saw you at our shores in June this year. What have you been up to since?
GC: I’ve not had much sleep, put it that way! … I’ve been kept busy touring every weekend since I was last in Oz and completing various productions for release next year. There’s a Revenge reworks album due out on Z Records in April and a 6th Borough Project artist album due out on Delusions Of Grandeur in May, alongside a track for a new Pokerflat compilation and a remix for Chez Damier’s “The Gathering” project on Silver Network.
MD: Your next visit to Australia is only a few weeks away. Third time around you’ll be playing Sydney, Adelaide and also a few festivals over New Years ( Falls Fest / Lorne, Summadayze / Melbourne ) as well as the Sets On The Beach party in Perth – how are your festival sets different from your normal club sets?
GC: I think it depends – it’s always just a case of trying to read the crowd and connect in some way musically with them. I generally take my cue from the DJ before me, and if they’ve got a good vibe going – that’s a starting point.
MD: Congratulations on reclaiming your spot in RA’s Top 100 DJs list. Is that something you care about? Any artist you would like to see included?
GC: Thanks. It’s voted for by RA readers so it’s nice to see that people have responded to my sets over the year. I’m a fan of the site and it’s content – it’s well put together by people who are passionate about the scene, so it’s a good place to be recognised for sure. I’d love to see Craig Smith or Harri from the Sub Club on there as they are two of my favourite DJs.
MD: Let’s talk about your mix … what are you treating us to?
GC: It was nice to get asked to do a deeper mix as there’s so much great House out there that I’ve been digging lately. There’s loads of other stuff I wanted to include … but it would have ended up being a 3 hour mix which wouldn’t have been ideal for your bandwidth.
MD: And finally … anything you’d like to do while you’re here you haven’t done yet?
GC: I’d love to relax in between gigs … since the weather in Glasgow is abominable (in a snowman sense) – will be nice to feel sun on my bones.
31 DEC 2010, Falls Festival, Lorne, Victoria
01 JAN 2011, Summadayze Festival, Melbourne, Victoria
07 JAN 2011, TBA, Melbourne
08 JAN 2011, Picnic @ The Civic Underground, Sydney
15 JAN 2011, Sugar Club, Adelaide
16 JAN 2011, Sets On The Beach, Scarborough Beach, Perth
Anthony Shakir – Detroit State Of Mind (Space Dimension Controller Remix)
Nile Delta – All This (Tornado Wallace Remix)
Thomson Twins – The Saint (8th St Dub)
Michael J Collins & Ly Sander – No Response (Deep Space Orchestra Mix)
7 Citizens – Watson’s Party Seven
Iron Curtis – Till You Go (Basement Dub)
Aqua Bassino – Dancin’ (Jays Main Mix)
Nikola Gala – I Get You
Marco Passarani – Colliding Bonus Star
Faze Action – I Wanna Dancer (The Revenge Remix)
Runaway – Broken Man (Live)
Roman IV – La Paloma
Simon Baker – Too Slow (Radio Slave Panorama Garage Mix)
D.O.M. – Livevil
Altered Natives – Heavenly Melodies
9West – Broken
Evan Evans – Repetition (John Daly Remix)