We Love Sounds!
The biggest winter dance event, We Love Sounds, rolled into Sydney last week, kicking off a fun-filled long weekend of music, mayhem and getting ridiculously loose.
Sydney group, Grafton Primary, started out early in the day, taking to the Renaissance hall with a one-hour performance, showcasing their unique brand of new-wave electro. Their popular tracks ‘Records for the Rietious’, ‘Allstars’ and ‘Revality’ warmed up the crowd, setting a mood of love and good times.
And then it was on to some Kissy Sell Out action. Kissy Sell Out, a DJ and producer from the UK, came to notoriety two years ago for his eccentric electro productions and energetic DJ style. Since then he’s remixed for some top names, including Gwen Stefani and Calvin Harris. Kissy’s cheery tunes ‘Apple Jelly’ and ‘The Kiss’ were a definite highlight with the audience, lapping up their indie-grunge-electro flavour.
With the sun set and the temperature dropping it was time to get really hot and sweaty in the Armin Arena with the man himself, Armin Van Burren, beginning an epic five-hour set. His performance lived up to the hype - infectious beats, and a spectacular light show combined with a sophisticated sound production transported festival goers to another world.
With time running out, it was time to escape the hectic main stage and dash over to the smaller Trashbags pavilion to see French DJ, Danger. The sound has been likened to that of 1980’s video games and there are similarities to Justice. The visual aspect of Danger’s performance was one of the best – cool, purple laser beams and trippy flashing visuals of rainforests, animals and pyramids, made for an unforgettable show.
Last, but not least, there was just enough time to catch Armand Van Helden playing at the Renaissance arena. World famous for songs such as ‘Professional Window’, ‘You don’t Know Me’, ‘My My My’ and ‘Hear My Name’, this American DJ needs no introduction. Van Helden’s fans were out in full force and going completely insane for his entire one-and-a-half-hour set. By the end of the show, temperatures were at boiling point, ear drums had been shattered and everyone was dripping in sweat.
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