Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano seem to always have two things on hand during their performances: energy and dance-ready beats. Friday at Pacha was no exception. Unlike the increasingly stale sets of late, I was able to enjoy an evening of lesser-known tracks — a given in most SJ+RM events. The set was refreshing but familiar, employing a mix of new tracks and familiar favorites that worked the Pacha crowd. At no point during the performance did I find myself rolling my eyes and wishing for the next transition. Instead I was able to spend most of my time wondering what they were playing, a feeling I’ve begun to miss more and more. So, here are five tracks you need to know.
1. Joe Brunning – Now Let Me See You Work
This track first gained traction when Carl Cox dropped it during Ultra in 2011. SJRM have now made it a staple in their sets, generally opting to open with it.
As we predicted “Azumba” gets feet stomping. This is one track we hope more artists pick up for their sets.
10 years after Tiesto released “Lethal Industry,” SJRM were given the unique opportunity to create an original mix of the classic tune. An opportunity so rare, in fact, that Tiesto has never allowed anyone else to do it.
4. The Serafirm Crew – Paris Luanda (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano)
Paris Luanda is another staple in the duo’s set and one that always energizes the crowd.
5. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Tribeca (Original Mix)
Tribeca was massive when it was released last summer and it’s still massive when they play it live.