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By Whitney Weiss

For October’s edition of PATSY, Superstore welcomes SocksLove, a Scorpio from Milan who is one-half of the pan-European collective Eurocrash (alongside total babe and PATSY favorite Protopapa.) A ferociously talented DJ and actual sweetheart—one of his side projects is called Baby DJ Lab, a workshop for small children to try mixing with vinyl—SocksLove has played all around Italy and Germany, but this is his first time ever in London! To celebrate, we asked him a bunch of questions about himself and music. Read on for his clever answers <3 

Ciao Gab! You’re a Scorpio. It’s about to be Scorpio season (PATSY‘s into astrology). So, what’s a song that immediately makes you think of sex?

Oh I can be pretty horny, but just from time to time. But I’d say Aphex Twin – Windowlicker.

You and Protopapa have a collective together called Eurocrash, which throws parties and has radio shows and promotes DJs and does a lot in Italian nightlife all over the country. What is a song that brought you two together/that you enjoy playing when you DJ with him/that sums up the feeling of Eurocrash?

Hah! He made me discover the song Bipolar Duality (Sare Havlicek feat. MC Winksy) when we were both turning 30 and pretty much blue. Also, we DJed together in Puglia last year and found ourselves ferociously yelling at once with Soulwax’s NY Excuse.

What’s the song that made you realise that you wanted to DJ? Where did you hear it (at home, at a particular party, on the radio, etc)?

Radio has played a main role in this: The Wiseguys – Ooh La La!

Part of why your DJ sets are so fun is because you are such a passionate and emotional DJ. What is the one song that always makes you cry?

I love to perspire, yes. Any kind of liquid stuff. Lou Reed – Perfect Day. Oh, it brings lots of pain to the surface.

Whether it’s playing here in London for the first time or in Bologna or at a New Year’s Party in Salento, what is one song that never leaves your USB/record bag?

You got me. Pretty harsh to tell, but Box Codax – Rat Boy (Mock & Toof Remix) takes the energy from my toes to my hair’s loose ends.

Eurocrash is getting into production stuff, does this mean you will be producing? Until we get to hear your stuff, what is one song you wish you’d written (and why do you wish you’d written it?)

I wish I was produced by a proud productive prodigious pride bride, and my dreams are into In Flagranti‘s entire work. Or Alkan‘s. It’s rock, and it’s for clubbing, either at a festival or with your earphones.

You are making your London debut at Superstore and closing out the laser basement. What is one of your favourite end-of-the-night songs? (You don’t have to give away what yours will be at Superstore <3)

I can be very ignorant, but I’ll skip Shaggy this time. I’d rather say Exodus – Together Forever.

You’re really involved in the Italian queer underground. What is one record that’s come out of your scene lately that you wish more people knew about?

It’s certainly Palazzo – Sabotaggio, the song Eurocrash produced the videoclip and the remixes. Ch-ch-ch-check it out.

If you could travel back in time to any dance floor during any era anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? And what is a song you would hope to hear there?

I’m terrifically into early rave, can’t help it. It takes me back to a place and time I’ve nearly been into, but not actually. It’s the electric feeling of love I’ve hardly touched, and that I can translate this with Digital Boy – Direct To Rave.

PATSY is all about queer joy, coming together, and a lack of pretension (which kind of sounds pretentious when you say it out loud, but is actually quite sincere). Is there a song that you think sums up that vibe?

Perfume Genius – Queen. 

Catch SocksLove at Patsy on Friday 20 October from 9pm-4am at Dalston Superstore!



London based Volte-Face joins us at Superstore this Saturday for an extra-special face-melting edition of Papercut. As the man behind BleeD, London’s go-to club night for experimental electronic music and resident at Fabric’s Divided Love, with regular spots at Berghain, it is guaranteed that you’re in for the ultimate techno treat. Plus this month sees the release of his new EP as Rote, a collaboration with Daniel Avery!

He’ll be joining residents Miltos B and Wandson Maxx in the laser basement, and ahead of the party the boys posed their record themed questions to him to ascertain just how scary his taste in techno really is…

The scariest techno record you own?

I have a fair few, but let’s go with a classic – The Horrorist – One Night In NYC.

A record you wished you made?

Coil – Time Machines. I’ve just invested in a Minimoog Voyager, and have been fiddling around making all manner of drones, but I fear I’m 20 years too late!

A record that reminds you of your first London clubbing experiences?

The day I moved to London, in 2006, I saw Altern-8 playing at Bugged Out/The End, so let’s go with Infiltrate 202. My first London clubbing experience was Sasha & Digweed several years before, but I think those memories are best left alone.

A BleeD classic?

How about Prurient – Cocaine Death. Oh wait, maybe that’s the scariest record I own.

A record that sounds bonkers down Berghain?

The first time I played there, I was lucky enough to do an ambient set at CTM Festival. I can assure you, Shinichi Atobe’s Waste Land 2 sounded absolutely bonkers in there.

A secret weapon?

My arsenal of unreleased productions. The Power Of Christ Compels You comes to mind, it’s served me well all year! Sounds like a good name for a scary techno record, no?

A guilty pleasure? 

There’s no such thing!

A dream collaborator?

I’d love to make a techno record with John Elliott from Emeralds/Outer Space. If he’d only give me a hard-drive full of his beautiful synth work, I’d be more than happy to put a donk on it.

Your favourite record from this year?

A record which I’ve had for pretty much exactly a year, and which I couldn’t stop playing, would be Function/Inland – Odeon. The pad (originally a Photek instrumental) just hits the perfect emotional note for me, and I like to play records like this on the home straight at the end of the night.

A last song?

And now for something completely different… Hard Corps – Je Suis Passe perhaps? Or Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath. Something to leave people with a rictus grin on the way home.

Join Volte-Face this Saturday 24th October at Dalston Superstore for Papercut from 9pm – 3am.


This Friday Disco Bloodbath welcomes Raudive aka Oliver Ho to the laser basement, playing under his more house orientated alias. Kicking off the bank holiday in style, Raudive, along with Bloodbath residents Damon Martin and Ben Pistor will be treating the basement to all kinds of aural delights. Ahead of the party we caught up with the man himself to find out more…

What separates Oliver Ho from Raudive?

Well, Raudive is my production alias that I use when I produce my hyrbid of “techno/house/no wave/industrial”. It’s a kind of dance music, but on my terms.

Oliver Ho is me, that encompasses everything from the Raudive stuff to my band The Eyes In The Heat, and my next project coming soon, Zov Zov, an experimental noise/post rock project with my friend, Tommy Gillard. That’s coming out at the end of the year on vinyl.

How did you come up with your moniker Raudive?

Well, I wanted signify a point in my artistic development, a kind of signal of independence and statement of being an individual. I have always been interested in the idea of EVP, which is “electric voice phenomenon”. It’s the process of recording the voices of spirits and ghosts through filtering the noise in our enviroment. Tape recorders would be used to document these strange voices of the dead. I love the idea the human soul speaking to us through electronic equipment, it’s a beautiful metaphor for music in general. One of the pioneers of this movement was Konstantin Raudive, so I named myself after him.

You’re based here in London- what musically is really exciting you in the capital?

London is fantastic, I have always loved the diversity of music here. Recently I went to Cafe Oto to see Leafcutter John, he was performing using bike lights to control the sounds in his music; it was very inspiring. Soon I will be going to see a Stockhausen piece being performed at the Royal Festival Hall.

What prompted your taste transition from being super into acts like Napalm Death and Godflesh to getting into dance music?

Well I still love those old heavy bands like that, but I think it was stuff like Aphex Twin and Autechre that got me into electronic stuff. And then after that it was Psychic TV, Psychic Warriors Of Gaia and Exquisite Corpse too. I really didn’t get techno properly until I started going to the Lost parties though, that club changed the wiring in my brain. Hearing the music on a huge soundsystem and feeling that pressure, something simple and relentless… I love the combination of simple and relentless.

You’ve released on loads of labels- which feels most like home?

I started out on Blueprint Records, that was my home for a long time. More recently, I have felt really good working with Stefan and Finn at Macro Records in Berlin. I have just finished my next album for them and I am so pleased with how it’s come out. They are super open minded, and always want their artists to have the freedom to really express an individual take on things.

If you had a time machine and could go back to any dancefloor any when and any where- where would you be going?

I would love to go back to the Music Box, and hear Ron Hardy play. I think that must have been quite incredible to hear all that stuff, The attitude he had, and the energy. I would also love to hear the noise band, Whitehouse, play early in their career, in the ’80s. Although that’s not dancefloor music, thats more torture chamber music, but in a good way.

If your house was burning down and you only had time to save one record, which would it be?

Bloody hell, only one record… probably my Napalm Death Peel Sessions record. It sounds amazing, like nothing else, but also listening to it is like looking at old pics in a family album.

What motto do you live your life by?

“Dream Your Life.”

Your mixtape for How The Other Half Live was very eclectic, covering all kinds of bases from Captain Beefheart to Gang Of Four and even Sasha Grey. What’s the weirdest curveball you think you can get away at Disco Bloodbath this Friday?

It wouldn’t be a surpise curveball if I told you now, would it!  Wait and see!


Oliver Ho 21/03/2013 by Zntn&How The Other Half Lives on Mixcloud

Join Raudive this Friday for Disco Bloodbath at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 4am.