Monday, March 26, 2007
we are your friends



First and foremost, fuck the Caprice. The door situation tonight was beyond stupid. If they reincarnate Ian Curtis and Joy Division plays, it might be the only thing that would make me ever go back to that Hell hole.

With that in mind, I was in a pretty foul mood by the time I headed into the Ed Banger Records party tonight, which means it's even more of a testament to the six man team that manned the decks, when I say that I've never been so impressed by a DJ set in my life. In fact, I can't remember the last time I had so much fun at a "show" (maybe the Hold Steady?).

A really good friend of mine is going to school at Sciences Po in Paris, so she's seen the Ed Banger crew a bunch of times. She gave me a rundown of who she thought was best behind the ones and twos, and also who was less inspiring. I can absolutely see what she meant when she said that Mehdi can rock a party like no one else, but a bit of a different itinerary tonight meant that there weren't really any low points in the evening. Rather than playing one fairly long set each, Mehdi, Busy P, Xavier and Gaspard from Justice, So Me, and SebastiAn rotated in and out from behind the turntables every couple of songs. They, of course, played nearly every single their label's put out, but also found time to spin everything from Missy to Three 6 Mafia, the Beatles to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and Daft Punk to the Rapture (by way of Simian Mobile Disco). And really, you haven't partied until you've shouted the chorus to "Never Be Alone" with a room full of friends and strangers to end an evening.

Props to Paul and the rest of the Salbourg crew for putting the whole thing on.

And now I need to sleep.

now playing: My Bloody Valentine - I Only Said

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1 Comments:

aaah, would have loved to be there! did you take any pictures?

By Blogger Anne, at 6:08 AM  

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