Too lazy to talk about everything i've seen recently, but one set that really impressed me was Stenny at Berghain. I didn't hear all of it, but what I heard was suberb. His set was almost all breakbeat, mind you at Berghain, usually an institution for endless thumping 4/4. He kept people on the floor and the crowd in good mood, dancing enthusiastically to his beats, though not very successfully according to a friend of mine from the UK, but hey, at least they tried I'm not a fan of most breakbeat techno since it's usually the drag industrial kind, but the tracks he played all had a similiar vibe to his own productions, smooth, swinging rhythms and dreamy, melodic ethereal pads and chords on top. I've Never heard a whole set with that kind of vibe and rhythm before, it felt like something new and fresh and he pulled off in great fashion.
Went to a ravey-rave on the weekend, a throwback of sorts in a tiny arts studio with multiple rooms to poke around and explore. Four rooms of music too: a tech-house main, a 'deep' tech-house side, a disco-funk house'n'edits secondary, and an 'anything goes' corner (mostly bass music, though heard psy-breaks at one point there too). Stuck to the disco-funk room myself. The school bus ball pit was also 'fun'.
Notable headliners? Eeehhh.... This was a fundraiser, so Vancouver locals only. Maybe Andy Clockwork or Woodhead?
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Registered: Aug 2004
Thank God Almighty for Speedy J is all i will say after last night
Last night I went to D-Edge to see Recondite. He played only a hour and half. It was ok. Caldera is really a bomb. The warm up DJ played some nice deep shit like Conforce - Depht Over Distance, so kudos to him, but at the very beginning he was playing crap, very generic Tech House.
Tonight hepully I will enjoy a nice House overdose with Fred P and Roman Flügel.