Stepping into Pacha NYC, you never really know what to expect. Sometimes you can’t breathe and other times there’s enough room to warrant staying until sunrise. Friday wasn’t the most packed we’ve ever seen the NY hotspot, but when Adrian Lux took to the decks at 1AM the club came to life. While Lux might not be the most recognizable name, you have definitely heard many of his tracks, which have received support from the likes of Axwell, Avicii, and even the videogame FIFA 2011 which features “Can’t Sleep.” The Swede seems to be gaining traction in the industry and a killer set at Pacha only seemed to solidify his skills. Keep reading for 5 tracks you need to know.
1. Adrian Lux – “Angels” (Ken Loi Remix)
Ken Loi turned this emotional track into a heavier more club-friendly banger. When Adrian dropped this during his set, it kept the energy high and brought hands into the air.
Pryda knows how to strike magic and this gem was played early on in Adrian’s set. “Sunburst” is perfect for building the crowd slowly and gracefully; the piano works perfectly against the bass to leave you wanting more.
3. Adrian Lux – “Teenage Crime” (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
“Teenage Crime” is perhaps Adrian’s most recognized track and the one that took the energy to the next level. Axwell & Henrik B took the instant classic and added a heavier bassline, making it perfect for pushing through into the next section one hour into the set.
4. Martin Solveig – “The Night Out” (A-Trak Remix)
The deep bass in A-trak’s remix tied in perfectly with the other bassier remixes Lux was playing and the crowd was loving every selection more and more. This definite crowd-pleaser was played earlier on in the night, setting a great tone for the night.
5. Adrian Lux – “Fire”
Things were winding down when Lux dropped another one of his bigger hits, “Fire.” The entire crowd was singing along to Lune’s vocal, and it was a great way to give people a brief moment of relaxation before the end of the night.
Overall, Adrian Lux provided a solid set of tracks that are a lot less common than the usual fare. It was a nice change of pace, and the crowd — although not massive — seemed to enjoy every minute of it. Having been in the game for barely two years, we should be seeing more of Mr. Lux in the future as he continues to rise in the world of dance music.
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