Night Slugs, the London club night started by Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990, turns 10 this year. To celebrate the team behind one of U.K. club culture's most forward-thinking parties and labels, are releasing a career-spanning compilation featuring tracks from O.G.s like Helix as well as brand new music from Kelela and Sweyn J.
Cooly G is a Night Slugs staple and, fittingly, it is her "Digitally Higher" which closes Allstars X. The bass heavy, glitchy, track is filled with sighed vocals that sit on top of a moody and propulsive beat, It is testament to Night Slugs's future-forwards ethos that it still sounds fresh despite being made seven years ago.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Cooly G said of the track: "I think this tune was made in 2010/11. I remember getting a vibe from promoting a monthly rave at the [London club] Brixton Mass, the crowds and the vibes got me in the mood to create this track. I totally forgot about this version. When they asked [to include it] I was like 'Yeah, sure, no problem.' It's a solid track and will sound perfect on the dance floor."
In addition to the Allstars X compilation, Night Slugs is also hosting a series of international shows and one-off events to celebrate a decade on the game. Details of all events are available here.
Listen to Cooly G's "Digitally Higher" below.
Asmara, "Dhalsim Dub"
Bok Bok, "Silo Pass" (Lil Silva remix)
DJ J Heat x Neana, "Love"
Girl Unit f. Kelela, "WYWD" (Remix)
Bok Bok and Sweyn J, "Weather Report"
Altered Native, "The Bitch"
Kayy Drizz, "Bang"
Girl Unit, "Double Chop"
Fiedel, "Doors To Manual"
Hysterics, "HTRX7 "
Uninamise, "Rose Of The Wolves"
Girl Unit x Sweyn J, "Slime Twins"
Helix, "Hmu Joe"
Cooly G, "Digitally Higher"