Tri-staters! If you didn’t make it out to this Wednesday’s Facelift party at Webster Hall, with Chuckie, Roger Sanchez, Nervo, and Paul Oakenfold headlining…you missed out on something huge. These dance music superstars played so well together, one partygoer described it enthusiastically as “house ecstasy.” And we’re inclined to agree.
When Dancing Astronaut arrived on the scene, Chuckie was already tearing things up on the main stage, blasting “Mutfakta.” Fresh off his recent compilation Dirty Dutch Vol. 2, “Mutfakta” blends all that we love about Dutch house – the dirty drops, the heavy hooks – but it’s also infused with something infinitely more tribal. It’s a song that grips you by the soul and gets you moving – and its potential is only fully realized when it’s heard on loud speakers.
Chuckie & Gregori Klosman – Mutfakta
The Dirty Dutchman went through many of his hits and remixes, including “Memories,” “Sexy Bitch,” and “Let the Bass Kick,” before Roger Sanchez relieved him.
David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch (Chuckie & Lil Jon Remix)
Sanchez got off to a rocky start, with a shaky a cappella “Like a G6” vs. Steve Angello’s “KNAS” that sounded more than a bit “off.”
Far East Movement feat. Cataracs – Like a G6
Steve Angello – KNAS
Daft Punk fans were treated to “Technologic” and “Around the World.”
Daft Punk – Technologic
Daft Punk – Around the World
And a mix of Fatboy Slim’s “Star 69” made a cameo and was greeted by cheerful expletives.
Of course, what makes a house veteran is experience – and he demonstrated this when he dropped Corona’s “Rhythm of the Night” and Underworld’s “Born Slippy” – both throwback classics.
Corona – Rhythm of the Night
Underworld – Born Slippy
And then, enter Oakenfold. By this point, it was no longer the Facelift tour – it was the Facemelting tour. What more could be said about one of the greats? Superb through and through. We’ll say one thing, though – he didn’t just play music, he played the crowd. And quite well at that.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Benny Benassi Remix)