Earlier this month, Pryda Friends stand-out Fehrplay performed to a sold out crowd for the Electric Beach party at Santos Party House in Manhattan; displaying both his effortless finesse behind the decks, as well as a Prydz-level ability to deliver a set that was both melodic and extraordinarily energetic. We’ve been strong supporters of Fehrplay after witnessing his opening performance at Roseland Ballroom for Prydz’s sold out show on Thanksgiving Eve, and the Pryda protege continues to impress with every successive release.
Leaving little to the imagination, the budding producer’s set was jam-packed with an eclectic mix of tracks, ranging from the deep house stylings of Maceo Plex to the timeless vibes of Danny Tenaglia. While much of New York City’s nightlife has recently been defined by less risk-averse sets, Fehrplay threw caution to the wind – dismissing the idea of playing what the crowd may have wanted to hear and instead delivered a 3-hour set of what they needed to. And, judging by the overflowing dance floor, proved once and for all that with the right DJ behind the decks, the music is all that matters.
Hop past the break for our 5 favorite tracks from the night.
Last Saturday at Santos Party House, the Electric Beach party brand brought together two of dance music’s most buzzed about stars. Pierce Fulton and Audien, who barely look old enough to step foot in a nightclub, were bound to provide a stellar soundtrack for their adoring fans. On my way to Santos, whilst perusing through my Twitter feed, I noticed Pierce mentioned this would be his first ever back-to-back set. Both of these artists have genre-bending styles and don’t particularly subscribe to labels in the traditional sense, so in that regard I was anxious to see what the night would hold. Would Audien play euphoric trance or gritty electro? Would Pierce bust out some deep house? Maybe even something experimental? (more…)
Electric Beach — Santos Party House’s Saturday night event — celebrated its first birthday last weekend with a party fit for the milestone. The clubs weekly dance music event has seen talent like EDX, Funkagenda, and New York local dBerrie, but appropriately pulled out their biggest guns yet for the occasion — Mat Zo. Serving as the evenings musical officiator, he successfully captured the audience with a diverse set of classic tunes, current hits, and unidentifiable tracks. The set flowed, but without feeling weighed down by a boring formula. While there wasn’t a real cake, attendees ate up his set with the enthusiasm of first graders devouring frosted carbs. Z0 however, was more forgiving on the waistline.