The holiday season is always a joyous time of year, especially in sunny Los Angeles. Normal people might get excited to see their families or receive gifts, but for us, we were extremely looking forward to seeing the tech house godfathers Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet make their (usual) yearly visit as Get Real. They actually did not stop by in 2016, but that only made their arrival this year at Exchange LA that much more hyped.
As the night began we were delighted with a 2-hour opening set by Dirtybird player Dateless, and it surely did not disappoint. After releasing tunes all year across different labels such as Confession, it was only fitting that he would open up the night for such a huge act to follow.
Once Dateless wrapped up his set, the crowd roared as the dons Claude & Green Velvet popped up with their Get Real t-shirts on. Being that they both own the 2 greatest tech house labels in existence, we already knew their set was going to be chock full of heaters.
Some highlights of their set included when they dropped "Ya Didn't" by Fisher and "Chance" off of Green Velvet and Shiba San's new EP Fearless. Not to mention the countless ID's and unreleased tracks that were played. Nothing beats dancing to your favorite music with close friends and some new ones in the crowd. It didn't even matter that it was a packed house.
In another rare occurrence, they not only didn't shut the club down at 3AM as usual (which sucked for me since I left at 2:30) but they went all the way until right before 6 in the morning! Fans that stayed all the way til the end were also blessed by a crowd surf done by Claude and Green Velvet. Talk about FOMO, am I right?
Overall, having Get Real stop by Los Angeles was the house music lover's equivalent to Santa Claus bringing everything they ever wanted for Christmas. We are very grateful that we got to experience this again.
Happy Holidays from us here at Daily Beat, and may the new year bring us more great tunes and even better times!
Photos by Troy Acevedo
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