Here at Daily Beat we’ve been long time fans of Amine Edge & DANCE. The french G-House duo has a knack for throwing some pretty crazy parties and rocking crowds until the sun comes up. This Thursday marks my second time seeing the pair, and as assumed, they did not disappoint. You probably know by now that I frequent Verboten quite a lot, it’s probably by favorite club/venue in New York City for many different reasons. And although I always have a great time at Wythe Ave’s ex-warehouse venue, let me tell you this: Amine Edge & DANCE had Verboten BUUUUMMMPPPINN. And when I say ‘bumpin’, I’m talking the crowd screamin, fans spinning, hopping, twerking, and groovin like the ground was electric. Your homies were doing straight JUMPING JACKS on the floor (if that’s any indicator of how hyped we were).
Now that my mini rampage of appeasement is over, i’ll start the review with this: Amine Edge & DANCE are probably my new favorite performers to see live. I’ve never attended an event where the only word to describe it would be the epitome of FUN. My preference is usually deep, devilish, minimal techno – but artists like this give me a refreshing reminder that the FUNK is where its at. And not just any funk – that G-house funk. Reminiscent of house, disco, hip hop, and everything you need to have a good time.
We walked into the venue at around 1:15, Amine Edge & Dance were just warming up, but the crowd was already in high spirits. Such an intense atmosphere of thrilling vibes as the beats became heavier and heavier. For two producer/DJs who just hopped off a plane from Ibiza about 24 hours before, their energy level was nothing short of impressive. Rocking out to Shift K3y’s provocative track Not Into It and their heat-worthy edit of Tiga’s Bugatti had attendees in a whirl of excitement. But the most rowdy, hype filled moment came when the pair dropped Bone Thugs N Harmony’s Ruggish Thuggish Bone, which had the schools of dancers screaming at the top of their lungs (a real HOLY SH*T moment, if you know what I mean). And of course, Amine & Dance also played out their classic hit Halfway Crooks, which only put the masses in more of a frenzy.
Departing at the early hour of 3:30am, we were completely satisfied with the copious servings of freshness the two had dished out. There was not a moment of downtime or relaxation, the pair bringing the crowd higher and higher the way only two professional experts of music could. Until next time, I’ll be daydreaming about when I get to see Amine Edge & Dance again!