Newdigate Street NG7 4FD

Situated a stone’s throw from Canning Circus, Moog is a sanctuary for electronic music enthusiasts. Effortlessly retro, Moog boasts such throw-backs as an 8-bit gaming machine and foosball table and has recently been awarded the accolade of Nottingham’s ‘best out of town bar’. It offers a large selection of cocktails at very reasonable prices, rum punch being the locals’ favourite. The bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable and certainly contribute to the laid back atmosphere. The night of choice is arguably Aural Fixation. Occurring every third Thursday of the month, musical offerings range from the likes of Jimi Hendrix to Flying Lotus, deviating to Squarepusher and Prefuse 73. Kicking off with low-key roots classics, the pace of the evening is gradually lifted. Over the course of the night the understated electronica and downtempo morphs into the darker soundscapes of dubstep. Despite the breadth of sound on offer, the night is characterised by a chilled out blend of bass-driven elements that segue well into the ambiance of the venue. Unfortunately the music on offer is on occasion let down by the soundsystem, which fails to fully reveal the full body of some of the harder dubstep tracks. However, this is a minor gripe and one that certainly should not discourage intrepid electronica fans from checking out Aural Fixation. It certainly earns its title of most eclectic night in Nottingham right now.

Jonathan Tye


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