A higher power was looking out for the ReSolute folk, this past Sunday. After a week of pure rain in NYC, the sun broke the clouds and a clear blue sky emerged. The perfect temperatures, the perfect breeze, and the cherry to top this Sunday, pun intended, the perfect deep, sexy, groovy dance music.
I am going to keep it simple with this review because I think the musical talent Tale of Us display at every encounter is beyond words. Together we navigated the waters of the Hudson River, while the Italian duo spun out some of the most heartfelt deep and delicious tracks imaginable. I think we have all come to expect this kind of relentless sound from Karm and Matteo, yet every time they make that bass explode, you just wonder “is this real” … The party warmed-up with DJ Tennis aka Manfredi Romano, another Italian export and co-founder of the Life and Death label. Please don’t leave here without watching the video below with a snippet of his warm up set, which was also superb.
Every minute was pure joy. At one point while the sun was setting with the entire Manhattan skyline in the foreground and the Statue of Liberty behind Karm and Matteo, dropping one of the many bombs; I just turned to the first stranger and gave him a hug. It was such a grand moment of deep-house induced euphoria!!! And the next five hours did not let up, every minute, every track was absolutely epic. For a moment you might of thought you were at DC-10 in Ibiza, when the whole deck crouched down on the floor and jumped up as the bass exploded. The whole dance-floor was smiling and dancing in unison, an absolutely brilliant feeling. There was not a moment to spare outside of the dancefloor unless you had to make a run to take a leak or get refreshments. By the way never a long line there for either.
This is the second time Life & Death have a label showcase partnering up with ReSolute and it seems to work wonders for everyone. Maybe you were there in January when they blew it out in a Brooklyn warehouse, or you were there last night, so you know, and you’ll be sure to not miss the next installment of Time to get Ill. I can say without hesitation that was the best party of 2012 thus far, and that’s a huge statement. Thank you everyone for putting together one of the most amazing experiences!
Next stop Detroit for Memorial Day… loads of more fun posts coming! Woot Woot!
Some pictures of the most idyllic yacht cruise imaginable. xx
Jamie Jones & Lee Foss took over, at Good Units in NYC, just after midnight and it was really nice to hear them play almost 80% all new music throughout the night. Amazing how they keep it so fresh with so many gigs worldwide. That’s why they’re above the rest.
Let’s talk about Jamie, who was great, always keeping the tempo high and making it explode in a ridiculous way!
The last two hours was pure power! haha
They played back to back and the crowd was quite into it, so it was a lot of fun…
(check out the video)
January seems to be flooded (in a good way) with underground parties from Brooklyn to Manhattan and Ana3Ana shall go and bring you back everything you missed.
During my vacation I happened to be nearby Lignano (Italy) and heard Tale of Us was playing at a beach club named Kursaal. It was a lovely night, and Matteo and Karm spinned out their top hits along with some deep, and sticky ones which made it impossible not to dance till the sun came up & a beautiful sunrise it was…
I’ve just returned from Detroit Michigan, the birthplace of techno and the home of Detroit Electronic Music Festival. This was my first time at the festival and it blew my mind in ways I had not expected. The 3 day extravaganza is held at Hart Plaza in the center of downtown Detroit. By taxi it takes 30-35 minutes to arrive at the alternative universe that is Detroit and this music festival specially.
I meet quite a few people from Chicago, Toronto, Miami and NYC yet I found most of the scene was local; but there are so many people there that it’s hard to not make new friends. I must really make a point to say that I meet some of the friendliest and nicest people ever. At the hotel we were recruited to a party room by two natives, who even gave us a tour of downtown. The overall feeling of people is very carefree and loose. Rachel Bliss was right when she told me Detroit it’s where its at!
As far as the party goes, it’s very organized, the line ups are to die for. Dj’s from every corner of the globe attend, and wether your into dubstep, minimal, trance, techno, deep house or just love it all you will be pleased. There were 4 stages with lineup posted on huge signs. I mostly hung out in the Beatport Stage which hosted Desolat artist such as tINI, Guti, Martin Buttrich and Loco Dice. I have to make a special mention to Martin Buttrich who won my my heart with his special set. (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO IT)
Since I am a cult follower of Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtis) I rushed to the Old Miami Bar on Cass ave Monday morning (9am) for the “Need I say More IV” fete-da-jour which was also another amazing time. This time things kicked off with mellow songs from the Canadian duo F O O T P R I N T Z. Followed by the incredible team of Karm and Matteo from TALE OF US. The latter duo has been producing some of the hottest tunes of the summer so it was straight into madness when they took the stage. Their set was full of energy and the whole party took to the dance floor.
Below are videos of the two groups mentioned above and one from Guti at Beatport stage, enjoy the music.
I have many more videos but I am uploading through the week to make the high last…stay tuned and don’t hesitate to send me questions or stories from your own experiences at DEMF.
Peace x Love
Photo Set: DJ Spotting at Hart Plaza and Old Miami.