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Lost In Space presents Gerd Janson and Jeremy Underground review
Laura Zuanella returned to Hidden in Manchester for a night filled with grooves.
Date published: 17th Mar 2016
Image: Hidden Credit: Madeleine Penfold
Having recently thrown rave ups that have seen experimental wizard Floating Points, Numbers' Adesse Versions and Detroit Swindle passing through its doors, we witnessed Mancunian club night Lost In Space's return to booming hot spot Hidden for their early Easter extravaganza.
The night was hosted by not one but two established party starters, rising newcomers Below The Surface and student favourite Stevie Wonderland. And with the addition of eclectic selector Gerd Janson and returning house head Jeremy Underground topping the bill, the hedonistic ravers were in for a massive, messy night ahead.
Stevie Wonderland took reign of the decks in The Den downstairs from start to finish. Support came from residents Hugh Parsons, Orfan and CULT, whose sets we're filled to the brim with only the finest funk jams all night long.
Meanwhile upstairs in the main room we watched Below The Surfaces Jack M kick off the nights proceedings by showcasing a mixture of uplifting disco and vibrant funk beats, with spins from Patrice Rushen's classic 'Haven't You Heard' (above) and Moodyman's 'The Thief That Stole My Sad Days', both of which got the eager revellers hungry for more elevating vibes in the stripped back surroundings.
Now with the hazy atmosphere and debauchery in full swing, the crowd looked ready to let their hair down and lose their inhibitions to the sounds of Jeremy Underground. Having already smashed London's thriving club Phonox the night before with a blistering six hour set and attended his blinding session at Hidden back in January, the MLIU honcho's set was everything we expected and more.
The Parisian vinyl junkie kept knocking it out the park with his unique blend of forgotten house jams and sun kissed beats that sounded like something you were more likely to hear on a terrace in Ibiza rather than a cold, grey rave up north.
Highlights from his intimate set list came in the form of Faze Action's blissful 'Original Disco Motion', Sven Love and Catalan f.c.'s 90's sounding 'Save Me' and a big selection of other indulgent jams that set the tone for the rest of the knee's up and the enthusiastic masses pumped for more joyous beats.
Joining Underground afterwards for a rare back to back was Running Back label boss man Gerd Janson, who was fresh from a B2B stint with Joy Orbison in Leeds a few hours before hand. The energetic and diverse set list saw both chaps deliver weird and wonderful tracks that catered to the raucous audience full of pleasure seeking ravers.
Stand out gems from the session were Gene Farris's quintessential rhythm 'Summer Affair', Ebony Cuts glitchy 'Disco Credit', Landlord's seminal acid house jam 'I Like It', which felt like a perfect throw back to the frenzied warehouse parties of MADchester's heyday.
Shep Pettibone's feel good remix of Madonna's 'Into the Groove' led onto a finishing track in the form of Kenix's groovy 'There's Never Been'. It was the ultimate end to the night's festivities, and left us yearning for more.
Hidden once again proved to be the perfect confines for an underground get-together. Dance music lovers in Manchester are spoilt for choice at the moment, these sort of line ups just keeping rolling in, and the parties just keep getting better.