Diynamic is a familiar record label to most of us which is mainly thanks to Solomun who dons the thrown. Other DJs such as H.O.S.H, Stimming and Adriatique are also in line, and have done massive favours in regards to increasing popularity and spreading the name of DIynamic since its birth in 2006. Solomun took the label to Sankeys, Ibiza in 2012, where a chain of parties were thrown which showcased the DJs and music that belonged to the Diynamic family. The event was named "Diynamic Neon Nights", and after its success in Ibiza, the Neon parties were held world over for the rest of us to enjoy.
Manchester was lucky enough to be paid a visit by the Diynamic team on Saturday, with a line-up which promised a night of house, skillfully woven with streams of tech and disco. Clubbing brands Trof and Covert hosted the event in Albert Hall, who welcomed headlining DJs Solomun, Adriatique and H.O.S.H.
After getting through security I entered the venue for the first time to be overwhelmed with the size of the place. Albert Hall, a Grade II Wesleyan chapel, which had been forgotten about for over 40 years has now been restored into a venue for music events like this one. The stained windows were still in place along with the high ceiling and plenty of the other church-like features. A rave in a church appears slightly taboo but it drove the crowd to party even harder than usual.
H.O.S.H was rounding off his set when I finally picked my dancing space in the centre of the crowd. The music seemed a bit quiet at first, but bodies were moving and sweating no less than usual. Hamburg born Holger Behn (AKA H.O.S.H) conducted the ceremony with skill, shadowing a deep house daze over the clubbers who stood before him. Eventually a crescendo of snares and hats were heard, coinciding with a flash of bright lights and an increase in the musics volume. This gave the crowd a kick up the backside, cheering and dancing with a higher strain of enthusiasm.
Next it was time for Zurich duo Adriatique. The dance-a-holics in the room applauded on their arrival with sheer excitement of what was to come, as the pair are renowned for showcasing a set which is infused with many-a-genre. We heard disco, we heard techno and we heard house: there was something there for everyone to groove to. We were stood on the balcony when their current BeatPort no.1 track Rolling Stone was dropped. Peering down into the sea of people below, it was obvious nobody could resist shimmying to the deep house beat.
By the time 2:30 came we were all anticipating the arrival of Solomun. It was finally his turn to play God by standing at the head of the church venue and taking control of the decks, along with the followers that stood before him. He was welcomed with an applaud before enchanting the room with an introductory snippet of dark, melodic house. The German DJ was awarded with the title of Best Producer at the Ibiza DJ awards in 2012, and rightly so. He proved to us he deserved the title by dropping authentic tracks of his own. YesNoMaybe aroused the crowd into a techy frenzy and by the time 4:00AM came nobody wanted to go home.
Words by Chloe Jones
Image courtesy of The Albert Hall