Dancing the night away

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Dancing the night away

There is no stopping a room full of Bangaloreans who are in the mood to dance. One look at the party hall at Chancery Pavilion last weekend and this fact became apparent by the sheer number of people who were there to party.

From school kids to college goers to professionals who dance to unwind, there was only one name on everybody’s mind — Gareth Emery, the British DJ.

First up was an opening set by veteran local DJ Rohit Barker, who managed to create the right mood for the night.

The stage was then taken over by DJ Jerome Isma-Ae, who played a lot of his old mixes as well as new ones. From the way everybody cheered on the progressive DJ from Munich, it was evident that he has a strong fan following in the City. DJ Arjun Nair, who was seen in the crowd, said, “Jerome has the most pounding bass-lines ever! He is the progressive king!”

Finally, it was Gareth’s turn. While he is a big name in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) circuit worldwide, he is not a stranger to Bangalore and has performed here frequently in the past. His set included songs from everywhere — from mixes of songs like ‘Summertime Sadness’ by Lana Del Ray and ‘Clarity’ by Zedd to his own compositions like ‘Concrete Angel’.

“I personally love Jerome and have been following him for a long time. He was one of my biggest influences when I started off. Gareth is an amazing DJ and has the best technicalities. It’s great to experience his music right here in Bangalore!” said DJ Stallion, another attendee.

Anjali, who was also in the crowd, added, “Jerome’s set was more epic than I expected it to be. His tempo never dropped and his interaction with the crowd was brilliant. In Gareth’s set, I ended up dancing so much that I couldn’t feel my legs. I hurt my hand while dancing and it still hurts but it was totally worth it. He played most of my favourite songs like ‘On A Good Day’ by ‘Above and Beyond’. He even played some of his unreleased tracks, which was crazy!” Other than a few drunken antics, nobody seemed to have anything to complain about. “Gareth was a class apart from the other DJs I have seen till date. He really killed it with this show and I’m glad that Bangalore is getting down talented guys like him,” said Apoorva, who was partying with her friends.

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