The Chems do to me in 2 hours what Sasha & Digweed, PVD, Danny Howells, Danny T and Deep Dish can't do to me in 12 hours. It doesn't matter what time they ended. I was thoroughly satisfied. The visuals were the most amazing I have ever seen, the music was off the hook, and most importantly, there was never a need to crack any sticks because I was perfectly entertained the entire time. The Chems are amazing. They really know how to please a crowd without spinning vinyl or CDs. Unbelievable.
Poor Pete Tong. He must have train wrecked at least 20 times. No bull. He started with some pretty cheesy tracks, but worked his way into some nice progressive house. He ended his set with the phattest mix of the Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen", but unfortunately this was the one album that he trainwrecked the most on. I guess the setup he had wasn't prepared or configured accurately to handle the thumping of the bass near his decks. Either way, his set was mediocre at best.
When the Chems came on, I had goose bumps straight through the show! They started their set with a remix of a Beatles song from Revolver, then they went into ' Come With Us'. Crazy!!! They also played (in no particular order) Music:Response mixed into Block Rockin Beats, It Began in Africa, Star Guitar, Sunshine Underground, Out of Control, Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Setting Sun, and a few others I can't remember right now. They topped the night off with 'The Private Psychedelic Reel". A perfect way to end the night in my book. The beats were thumping, and the visuals were just incredible. For those that have never seen the Chems, you have never experienced a true electronica show. I would certainly get tix the next time they are around to do a live set. You really get your money's worth.
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