Ibiza in Berlin
After 6 months of Vandit night withdrawal (I missed February due to vacation,
April due to illness ) I finally made it to Berlin again. Aah, what a good night
This time we, i.e. my friend from Frankfurt who is crazy enough to join me
on those Berlin one-nighters sometimes, even flew early to meet a long time
Casino friend, Piotr, for drinks before heading to the Casino. We met at the
coolest summer location, the fairly new "Strandbar" (which means "beach
bar"), which has it's name for a reason: set slightly elevated on the banks
of the river, they actually have sand, beach chairs and umbrellas to give a
real beachy feeling. You sit there, chill, listen to groovy house music and
enjoy your drink and life.
As always, we got to Casino at 11 sharp in order to not even miss PvD's first
record. As we walked in, we find the outside area in front of the building made
into a terrace with chairs, tables, even couches and a full bar. Perfect chill
out area. Continuing to the door we kind of bump into PvD chatting with some
people in the corner with the couches. Well, a minute later he goes inside to
get started. Before he started playing we have a brief chat with him in the
DJ booth and my friend requested Alanis Morisette-The Couch (PvD remix) which
he then actually played later in the night.
Anyway, Paul's opening set was somehow different than usual, not as mellow-housey
as it typically is. In fact more like progressive, obviously to prepare for
Sander Kleinenberg. At every Vandit night I notice how well he sets the stage
for the guest DJ. Just superb.
Sander started out very slow, even boring. but that was over after some 15
or 20 minutes and the set steadily improved. The second hour was just absolutely
sick IMO. Of course a totally different style than PvD, yet extremely danceable.
Piotr and I went nuts to this sick remix of Eddie Amador-House Music!
After that Paul was off the hook, as usual I might add . Unfortunately, I missed
what must have been the hardest part of his set (someone told me) because I
enjoyed what came close to Ibiza feeling outside on the terrace where Sander
spun a spontaneous surprise set for about an hour to bright sunshine and a cool
breeze. So cool of him to do that. And it was great to party with him there
as he was in such a good mood and so relaxed. Lots of fun.
Well, Paul's finale for the last two hours or so were another sweaty exercise,
absolutely insane. As if I needed a reminder as to why I love PvD so much!
My personal track of the night: Bill Hamel - Perspectives
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