Everyone loves a good Fling and if you're a clubber in Kent that's exactly what you'll be getting. On Saturday 2nd June, the fresh bi-monthly Fling launches at underground institution The Loft with Tyrant's Lee Burridge and Freerange's house star Jimpster the opening night headliners.
Fling is the brainchild of Nick Liousias and hotly tipped producer Luke Dzierzek. Best mates, the pair are determined to give the Kent club scene an injection of envelope-pushing quality parties.
"The Maidstone scene is very special and we are hoping to bring a fresh and unique raving experience to the clubbers of Maidstone and Kent as a whole." said Liousias, who left his promotional role at CR2 last year to branch out on his own.
Whilst undoubtedly influenced by the legacy of Club Class, the Fling boys clearly have their own boundary pushing ideas about where to take things with future guests planned to span the full eclectic spectrum of quality underground club music.
"To be honest we aren't tying ourselves down to any one particular genre," reasons Nick. "It's all about pushing boundaries and getting DJs that inspire us. We definitely have a musical identity, but one that ranges through many genres. At the end of the day its about great music from great djs, playing to a great crowd."
For their all-important launch, however, their was only one man they wanted to headline; highly skilled Fabric resident Lee Burridge. "Lee has always been a hero of Luke and I," explained Liousias on their decision to launch with the talented Tyrant man. "We used to travel to Fabric every month to see him play and Tyrant goes down as one of the best parties we've ever been too. The music that man plays is ridiculous, and the party vibe he creates is second to none."
Offering a deeper house slanted alternative to the main room, the second room will be getting down to the quality, cutting-edge house of Bays member and Freerange Records' man Jimpster.
"Again Jimpster is someone we really respect," lends Nick. "But that booking is down to the Deep South Sessions crew who will be taking control of room two."
Meanwhile, Nick also had a chance to tell us about the enticing prospect of the Fling Recordings label. Launching with a diverse 4 track EP from Luke Dzierzek called 'The Identity EP', the label has already been picking up support from the likes of Pete Tong, Sasha, John Digweed, James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Burridge, James Holden, Sander Kleinenberg, Dave Seaman and many more.
"We also have a host of talent releasing music on the label from around the globe," said Nick. "A guy called Lenoir from Switzerland has produced an amzazing detroit techno track for the label called 'Eleny' whilst German producer Oliver Mouldan has put together a brilliant epic tech house record for the label. It's all systems go!"
Indeed. It might go under the name Fling but the impact of this Kentish upstart is going to be anything but transitory.