DJ Mag Sessions
Pan-Pot, ItaloJohnson, Andre, Galluzzi, Patrice Scott
Saturday 30th Jan
For most, January represents a month of abstinence, resolutions and preparation for the summer, eagerly watching the calendar for payday with the final weekend of January marking the return to one of our favourite nightclubs around the country. Egg London being the preferred choice as DJ Mag Sessions were returning to the venue with an exciting line-up of talent. Berlin duo Pan-Pot were headlining the event, with support in the refurbished Garden from André Galluzzi. In the Terrace, highly respected threesome ItaloJohnson were flying over for an extended set with plenty more on the line-up to keep us going through the night.
Arriving at the venue in high spirits after navigating the queue we made our way inside and into the Garden which was decorated with foil balloon artwork in the style of London-based street artist Fanakapan. There was a great atmosphere in the Garden space, which was already busy with ravers from different backgrounds gathering to appreciate top selections from the DJ Mag Allstars. We had some drinks and headed into the Basement where the crowd were being twisted by industrial tech-heavy sounds fused with drum samples. Raider by German duo Raumakustik sounded great on the sound system as did Dense and Pika’s remix of Erotic Disclosure by Paul Woolford. After losing everyone, I headed upstairs to check out some of the other rooms.
I have been to Egg London a few times and the venue is big enough to lose yourself or your friends. We were there to lose ourselves in the music and after regrouping, headed to the Terrace for Berlin based trio ItaloJohnson. The Terrace is my favourite room in the club and the lighting combined with the creative minds of ItaloJohnson had the crowd bouncing. From quirky to more experimental, they blended their sound for an enjoyable set. Downstairs in the Garden, André Galluzzi was playing to a capacity crowd. There wasn’t much room to dance, but the clubbers expressed their appreciation by throwing their hands in the air for the vinyl-only set. The crowd were teased by the spiralling bass drops of Einzelkind’s Just in Jack which were perfectly complimented by the crisp delivery of the club's sound system. Pan-Pot were up next and the Berlin duo unleashed their refined sound onto the dance floor with fluid grooves and intricate detail. From the hypnotic Run Back by Mark Reeve, through to peak time, dark techno North Star by Tale of Us which energised the crowd and had people clenching their fists and nodding their heads. It was a pleasure to experience so much quality music and such great programming from DJ Mag.
Words by Joe Dawson
Photos courtesy of Egg London