The 29th of November saw Red Sky's debut event, wherein I would later experience one of the most unique shows i've ever seen, from the production coupled with the music, it was perfect. With the lineup already being top class, I had nothing but high expectations for this night and it definitely didn't disappoint.
Being held at the prestigious Electric Brixton, the sell out crowd quickly filled the stadium to the sounds of Tube & Berger, whom absolutely killed it, providing the crowd with a flurry of techno and deep house sounds, plenty of which I spent the whole of next day looking for. Once the huge venue was full, and Tube & Berger had finished playing their set, the whole crowd went crazy, because everyone knew what was to come...
I personally had no idea what to expect from a Bakermat performance, I loved their music but I had no clue how it would play off in the setting in which I was in, before more doubt came to mind when they started playing, I heard the opening piano riff of 'Vandaag', and to my surprise, Ben Rodenburg, the saxophone player of all these tracks, came out and started playing everything live. Obviously, the reception that this had received in the crowd was incredible. Overall Bakermats performance was both refreshing and top class, sifting through many popular tracks made by them, along with a few edits which I had heard for the first time, the vibe they brought to the venue was unlike any other artist I had seen before, definitely one of the best performances especially because of the live aspect that they brought.
Claptone then followed and opened with his amazing remix of 'When The Night Is Over' (Attached below), he played a somewhat darker yet fantastic set, going through a flurry of ID's that i've never heard before and keeping the crowd extremely engaged. His signature bird mask kept a mysterious persona around him as well, playing top tier deep house throughout the night.
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Finally, Jolyon, Red Sky's resident DJ, kept the crowd dancing, a particular highlight of his set being his new remix of Breach's Jack which put an amazing spin to the popular chart hit. Jolyon had a perfect closing set, doing a perfect job of keeping the already satisfied crowd dancing. This would have been especially hard to do considering they had just seen Bakermat and Claptone.
If what I experienced is any sign for the future of Red Sky then I without a doubt know that they will be hosting the greatest and innovative nights in London next year. I have never seen Electric Brixton turned into such a great venue, with the blend of pyrotechnics, lasers and top class sound system.
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