Club Constructions is a series of releases built for and dedicated to the club dancefloor. Since launching in 2012 with L-VIS 1990's inaugural volume the series has really taken on a life of its own.
The releases have been varied - from the rubbery hard house of L-Vis' volume, to the halfstep of LIL SILVA, the high tech warehouse Club of JAM CITY, to the piston-powered techno of HYSTERICS, to HELIX's ferocious blastbeats and KW GRIFF's endothermic Bmore anthem 'Bring In The Katz'.
Every release in the series so far has been unique but all of them loosely fit a set of criteria, defined early on by L-Vis and Bok Bok: for want of a better descriptions, a sort of Club Constructions 'Manifesto'.
Most CC releases have already broken at least one of its rules. The 'manifesto' should not be taken as dogma. It's more a set of directions towards a certain feel and a framework for curating ideas.
Night Slugs has until now been something of a closed circle, but we are opening up in the name of community, something we feel is lacking from our increasingly partizan music scene. We are doing this by publishing the criteria for what makes a Club Construction, and making an open invitation to contribute.
Club music is our foundation. We want to start a structured dialog, encourage and support new talent, connect with like-minded producers, and cultivate a platform for this emerging sound.
This is not a contest or a PR stunt. This is a genuine reaction to the way the CC series has developed, the music around us and the demos we receive. This is an attempt to share some of the label's culture.
CCC is currently an open-ended project and we don't know yet whether it will lead to new signings, EP or compilation releases, or simply to new friends and shared ideas. Please submit your Club Constructions and lets find out together!
- Night Slugs, April 2014