waitean asked: Loving this blog, big ups! What artists are you really feeling at the moment?
Thanks, that means a lot! Ermmm hard question, I really like Frederic Robinson at the moment, his tracks are so unique and Ivy Lab are just so consistent with their productions. Also Calibre, Lenzman, Anile, DLR, Gerra and Stone… The list goes on!
Friday night, where do I begin?
I didn’t see as much of the Critical line up as I’d wanted but managed to catch Blocks and Escher’s debut set and the whole of Ivy Lab which were both impeccable! Then obviously all focus turned to Calibre in room three and after seeing a fair amount of his extraordinary six hour stint on the decks, my love for him just keeps on growing. I knew what tracks I wanted to hear him play beforehand but I wasn’t really expecting it as six hours is a long time and the chances of him playing them all whilst in there was slim. As I made my way through the crowd into room three, I could already hear the unmistakable vocals of ‘They’re Wrong’ and I pretty much screamed like an excitable teenager. This was the one tune I really wanted him to play seeing as it’s all I go on about lately. A few tracks later he dropped another favourite ‘Even If’ which automatically demanded a re-load.
After spending the rest of the night going from room to room, we went back into room three to see the last of Calibre and DRS’ marathon set and the atmosphere at that point was unreal. Every single person in there, old, new, veterans and newbies were all there to witness the historical event that had just occurred. He ended the night with a new track I’d never heard before but was told it was called ‘Runaway’ Ft. Fox and as the song faded out the whole room roared and applauded with appreciation. It was definitely one of those moments I’ll look back on in a few years and be glad that I was there to see it first hand. Thank you Calibre, DRS and Critical for keeping my passion for drum and bass alive!