HMT Hard Cru
M T Hall
In 2017, leading tastemakers formally sanctioned the ability to “play anything” in clubs (thanks!). In 2018, a tour of the nation’s Northern Powerhouses will drive that mantra to its logical conclusion — then off a cliff. the Hoofin Massive Tunes bus is coming.
Loading into the clown car in Liverpool on Fri 2nd Feb will be Teki Latex, with local mirth merchants Cartier 4 Everyone going halves on petrol.
Teki Latex is the King of Blends with a 100% Hits ratio, and that’s an undisputed fact. Somehow the whirlwind of energy variously behind Sound Pellegrino, Overdrive Infinity, the nascent berité genre, shows on Rinse France & music at the Parisian ballroom House of Ninja, and the best DJ wardrobe in the game, still finds time for absolutely peerless mashed-up mixes. He is a certified club destroyer and somehow also a somewhat underrated one.
Cartier 4 Everyone’s chieftain genuinely left Teki’s Unsound Festival closing set in hysterical tears of joy. If your eyes haven’t watered with joy listening to one of his inspired hit parades, have you really ever lived? ...you have until 4am on Sat 3rd Feb to answer that one.
Bringing up the rear, plus underwriting the whole dancefloor social experiment with cryptocurrency gains, will be the HMT Hard Cru. Southern fairies they may be, but an array of fast & furious mixes and punched-in basement ceilings tell the story (name change pending to And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Venues That Won’t Have Us Any More)
The night’s disque-jockeys have so many strings to their bows, it’s beyond serendipitous that the first stop of the HMTour coincides with the exact 20th anniversary of the first entry in the towering Age of Empires series. We will be celebrating this planetary alignment in style: you best fucking believe we’re building a navy.
Look, enough waffle: its cheap and cheerful carnage, and easily the best bang for your buck you can get in the city that night. Easily. Get involved.