He brought along a selection of the best artists from the label to showcase their deep and sexy sounds, including David August and Stimming (live).
David August was first on and as we arrived we went straight to the dance floor to check out what he was up to. He started off very slow, almost too slow in fact. He played J Cub's remix of Lil Louis & The World's classic 'Club Lonely' much slower than it should have been which was a bit strange, so we took a time out to check out the rest of the club. We noticed that Spektrum, Sankeys' third room, was closed tonight and that half of the line-up wouldn't be playing; nothing is ever as it seems at Sankeys! And as usual the club's new big room wasn't open for business either. This wasn't really an issue though as the Basement is the perfect room to host the Diynamic sound.
After a break and a mingle on the roof-top smoking terrace, we headed back down to the Basement hoping that August had changed his tune, and he had. The music was much more lively and had a lot more to it, the euphoric, deep bass rippling across the room in true August fashion. The girls love his sexy music, screaming and cheering in appreciation.
Next up was Stimming, who was down to craft one his live sets. His sound is very clicky, quite tribally in a way, and he kicked things off with his 'After Eight' production, which can be found on Claude Vonstroke's highly acclaimed Fabric 46 album. The mix only got better from there, trippy goodness made up of bouncing bass, chattering percussion that had us rattling around in the cutlery drawer and smooth effects, whooshes of sound washing over you like ocean waves. Stimming's set was a pleasure and got us all right in the mood for the main performance of the night.
H.O.S.H and head honcho Solomun were going back to back to give the ultimate representation of everything that Diynamic is about. They played lots of groovy beats with squidgy bass that squeezed through the speakers whilst neon colours flowed through the clear pipes spread across the ceiling. Lots of the crowd had been painted neon to get more involved and the connection between the DJs and the people was clear. Solomun and H.O.S.H were both on top form, working together to take the crowd on a journey they would remember; track highlights including Betoko's electronic, punching 'Raining Again' and Solomun's own 'Around'.
The pair went on past their play time, and kept the remaining party heads on the dance floor up until about half seven. As their set came to a close, the music went off and we all cheered Solomun on for one last tune, and he gladly obliged – with DJ Luck & MC Neat's Master 'Blaster' - the perfect way to end the night. The main lights of the club had been switched on so everyone could see everyone; even the cleaners were dancing around us as they swept the floor which was a laugh, and they were passing tasty shots out through the crowd from the DJ booth; cheers for that!
Solomun had done a great job of introducing his Diynamic label to Sankeys and the happy clubbers of Ibiza. It wasn't a night we will forget in a hurry, and we will definitely be back for more over the coming weeks, especially when Kollektive Turmstrasse come along to perform their own unique live set. Like most of the nights at Sankeys, tonight had been another belter.
Words: Jack Law
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