My London: Robin of Hexstatic

Producer, audio-visual composer and DJ Robin Brunson of dance duo Hexstatic opens up to The London Word about the South Bank, London’s markets, Primrose Hill and Viet Hoa.

I’m currently in my basement studio in Stoke Newington working on some music for a commercial.

I love the South Bank, especially in summer. In spring, if the weather is nice, London just suddenly comes alive after winter hibernation.

My perfect London day out would involve getting up late, having lunch in Borough Market, then on to the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, coffee at Gabriel’s Wharf, an exhibition at Hayward Gallery then a drink at one of the pop-up bars by Queen Elizabeth Hall. Followed by dinner at RSJ on Coin Street, a 3-D superhero movie at the Imax, cocktails at LoungeLover and a dance at Village Underground.

I feel most creative in any of London’s amazing free galleries or museums. The National Gallery is amazing.

I’ve never been to Deptford Market, but I’ve always wanted to go. I love markets. There’s always that thrill of uncovering a gem for little money. Kensington Market RIP – there’s nothing like that in London now; a good street fashion market for Londoners that’s not overrun by tourists and stalls selling crap.

Tim Berners-Lee is my favourite Londoner. He invented the world wide web and gave it away for free. Top geezer.

London’s best kept secret? Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington is an amazing, untouched, slightly wild space. It’s sadly under threat though from encroaching development.

To relax I go to Primose Hill for a picnic with friends and family. It has an amazing view and vibe up there. There are always lots of people enjoying themselves with the simple pleasures.

My family and friends and my cats are my biggest inspiration, because I can trust them all.

Everyone in London should go to Secret Cinema or Punch Drunk; amazing immersive experiences.

Coming up I have a new house music project as ‘RobHex’. There’s a taster free EP here and a Videocrash party with DJ Kentaro at Village Underground this Friday.

Happiness is: Bun Xa and a large Budvar at Viet Hoa on Kingsland Road. We used to go before playing ‘All Night Schlong’ at 333. Now we go with our kids.’

This Friday 4 October Videocrash presents Hexstatic alongside DJ Kentaro at:

Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane

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