The mind-blowing experience of Elrow just swept through Australia, and I got to check it out in Sydney at the Hordern Pavillion. Over The Top is a bit of an understatement.Jordan mentioned Elrow to me when we did the Hot Import Nights & ZEN photoshoot. She said that it would be nothing short of crazy, and she was right.
Upon further investigation, I saw that Nic Fanciulli was billed to play and there was little excuse after that; I picked up a ticket soon after.
Also lined up to play were wAFF (of Hot Creations), Marc Maya, Bastian Bux, Spektrum DJs, Wild Fox & Cause DJs.
When I stepped into the Hordern, I was greeted with this view; clearly the team had gone to some great lengths to put this all together, with multiple rows of lights rigged up, hand in hand with roof mounted UVs to add to the trip.
As I made my way towards the front, the sounds of Wild Fox bellowed at me from a massive speaker setup that was almost deafening. From there on in, the night, especially the music, became an almost seamless wave of Deep & Tech House.
In amongst this journey I managed to pick up a few familiar pieces of tracks, whether they be remixes, samples, mashups or just inspired originals. Such tunes as:
- Donna Summer (& Georgio Moroder)’s I Feel Love
- Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean
- Patrick Topping’s Be Sharp Say Nowt
- De La Soul’s All Good
- Madonna’s Vogue
- Eric Prydz’ Opus (Four Tet Remix) – ABSOLUTE KILLER Moment
- CamelPhat & Elderbrook’s Cola (Club Mix)
- Age Of Love’s Age of Love
- Underworld’s Born Slippy
And finally Nic’s encore one-more track; Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy; the original from the 80s.
My night was not a total “No Eyes” one, with a few friendly lights, but nothing much more than a smile, a glance and a dance here and there.
It wasn’t until I went searching for information on Elrow that I came to their website which is pretty damned amazing. Not only does it showcase their numerous brands with photo and video content, sell tickets for upcoming shows and merchandise, but it also has a fully fledged history section, detailing the origins from the 1800s of Elrow, and also has an intricate statistics section.
You should definitely check it out!!
Now it’s recovery time before we head off to Electric Garden Festival on Saturday to see a host of internationals and dance the day away to No Eyes.
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