London alternative club promoters Fonteyn from Computer Blue and Buster from Antisocial chatted to Skrufff this week about their new apocalyptic themed venture Nuke Them All and said theyve chosen a Hackney Road strip club to get away from Hoxton.
Buster and I connected over the fact that we were both really tired about how conservative the whole of the Hoxton triangle has become; its almost impossible to put on a party any more because of the local council restrictions, Fonteyn explained.
Its ridiculous, they say the area is saturated with nightlife, but the whole thing is dictated by either estate agents moving in and the city boys or people living here in penthouses, complaining about the noise pollution, he added.
Thats why weve moved out of Shoreditch, were really tired of all the restrictions. For somewhere supposedly bohemian and creative its really hard to have a decent party, he complained.
The duo were chatting in Vice Magazines boozer the Old Blue Last in the heart of the triangle, well over a mile from the location of their new event which takes place in an active strip club at the East end of Hackney Road on October 27.
Its a little more of a trek but people will be rewarded because its open until 5.30am and theres a real anything goes policy, Fonteyn continued, Weve even got a Glow-in-the-Dark Room; other clubs have a Dark Room; we have a glow in the dark room, he laughed,
Buster, who co-ran uber-fashionable club kid weekly Antisocial at Bar Music Hall with his erstwhile Yr Mum, Yr Dad partner Scottee, was equally enthusiastic, promising musical (and sexual) experimentation, zombie strippers (proper strippers, apparently) live music and a radically new approach generally.
We both wanted to finish our respective nights when they were at their peak, personally I hate seeing really good clubs drowning and closing at the last minute, after theyve been completely diluted to f**k. Id rather see something go out with a bang, he said,
Theres no party like a funeral at the end of the day; which is a bit like Nuke Them All, We wanna nuke them all. Its about the fact that you could die tomorrow, we wanna f**king nuke everything and start a clean slate and do something different. Weve both killed our respective club nights totally and we dont want to resurrect them, we want to blow everything up and do something different.
Buster, one of the most extreme dressers on Londons uber-flamboyant scene of the last five years, said city types will be excluded from the club, though stressed dress codes will be otherwise as relaxed as his own approach to style.
Im not doing performance art any more because Yr Mum, Yr Dad split up a while ago but its not something Im not going to do again, said Buster.
Sometimes I dress up, sometimes I dont; I dont feel pressured to do it. Some people go out and say theyre performance artists on Myspace and then they feel pressured to do it all the time. Sometimes I want to go out in a pair of shit jeans, and sometimes I want to wear a laundry bag- its up to me.
Fonteyn also emphasised the experimental nature of the night, with DJs and performers being selected accordingly (to play on a sound system he stressed is top notch).
Were beyond genres. Its alternative dance music at the end of the day and that kind of music attracts people who want to change things, take risks and move things forward, he said.
Nuke Them Alls not about getting rid of people either, everyone is welcome though they just have to keep up basically. I dont mean that in a bad way, its more about what youre doing and why youre doing it. For example, with the80s revival; thats been done to death, new raves been done to death, youve got to constantly evolve with where you get your inspiration from- theres no point in milking something when youre no longer inspired by it- it takes guts sometimes to kill something but its worth it, said Fonteyn.
Were bored of f**king revivals, Buster concurred. Everyone was like weve revived rave with new rave; whats next? Its going to be grunge. Why do we have to follow a lineage like weve got some path we have to follow? Bollocks to it. Nuke Them All is going to be really experimental, he promised.
Alex Sedano provides visuals, Joe & Will Ask play live, BO$$ & Frankmusik play an exclusive Meltdown set, Fonteyn plays a Death-Rayve set, Flawless Victory (Stuntcock) DJ, the Fresh Flesh provide a pornozombie show and The Thom does his live striptease too.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)