!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/52defe6668650e000200002f.png!For the second Find Me In The Dark at London’s Corsica Studios, the power and pace of the techno was upped considerably as Shed’s alter ego Head High was joined by Pariah in the main room for two headline sets which underline the new clubnight’s commitment to the underground dance scene. The darkly-lit main room was again densely packed while Marquis Hawkes and DJ Richard took control of room two.
The three hour set from Sheworks/R&S Records’ Pariah was a slow burner. Initially mellow with a selection of minimal tunes, he kept things lively with some engaging choices that gently got the crowd moving before ramping up the tempo and laying down harder beats and more abrasive synths. It was a real workout by the end – as evidenced by the excitable group who had taken over the stage and pumped their arms over the crowd below.
Head High switched up the styles from his usual solid techno as Shed by bringing in house and techno on a retro tip. He dropped Outlanders’ old skool favourite “The Vamp” early on to indicate his intention to evoke the rave of old, and got the response he would have wanted as the dancefloor became even livelier. His signature piano melodies made an appearance to finish off a rare outing for the Power House act.
We ventured into the second room to catch Lobster Theremin and Find Me in The Dark resident Asquith bringing back the moody techno for the last hour. The burgeoning night already seems to be forming a loyal following, and if it keeps attracting such respected acts, long may it continue.