What a beginning to the semester! Set One Twenty: founded in only 2012 put on a brilliant show for all the new students, introducing them to the intimate underground club, The Garage and demonstrating some of the best home grown collection of djs, producers and music enthusiasts that make the Set One Twenty crew. They also brought back for us, one of their most loved and most memorable artists from the launch night last October, Moon Boots.
The sets were a perfect sandwich of Moon Boots between the Set One Twenty djs. Perrin kicked off the night and at 11:45 Kag took over. Kag has recently joined the residents team and set off to a bright start. Riffs of bongo drums and Caribbean style tunes filled the dance floor, this was not a night for head down shuffling, these indulgent mixes had spirits high and people dancing at their best.
Genius of Time later followed at 12:30 with a bassier nudge to their set, the Swedish duo of Alexander Berg and Nils Krogh had a warm welcome for their debut at The Garage. These two have been showcasing some great releases since 2010 on labels such as ‘Aniara’ and the excellent ‘Clone Royal Oak Records'. Taking the club deeper, the duo laid out deep groovey selections with smooth fusions of lyrics, most memorably in the form of Steve Silk Hurley & The Voices Of life ft Sharon Pass – The Word Of Love, which seamlessly passed over the reigns to Moon Boots.
Moon Boots jumped into his set with the amazing Love Strong followed by a roar of cheering from the crowd. Having managed to create and share his own vibe, producing disco and tropical summer sounds from his current U.S. location, amongst an already overpopulated music market - this success is easily seen in the confidence of his mixes.
He followed up with Bondax – Gold (Moon Boots Remix) and kept the big selections flowing with Ninetoes – Finder, Daniel Dubb – I Got 5 On It, Paul Woolford's 2013 smash – Untitled and the epic Rogue Vogue Remix of Moon Boots' Off My Mind. His set was up there with the best I've ever heard of late.
The residents returned to man the decks for the rest of the night with highlights including Rogerseventytwo – You take Me Higher and Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart. Such memorable tunes ended what was a truly unforgettable night.
Review by Becky Stringer
Images courtesy of Thomas Bone