Walking up to the venue, I had this amazing feeling of excitement and giddiness because I’ve never been invited to an event as royal as this. St Georges Hall is beautiful and hosts a lot of fabulous events, but this night was considerably different to its usual ballroom of elegance and delicate dancing feet. Walking inside via a plush red carpet, I definitely felt special! I must admit, It was a bit surreal, corridors lined with historic statues, minton floors and beautiful chandeliers isn’t something I’m used to. Who’s crazy idea was this?
Entering the great hall, the atmosphere was incredible; it took a minute to take it in. It’s just a humongous space and the sound was pristine. Every single note and drop was carried around the room like a million spiders filing every nook and cranny with its superior tones… Previous to our arrival Ghosting Season and Jemmy had done an incredible job of getting the party going. The place was packed. Henry Saiz was behind the decks from 8:30 and was delighting the crowd with his exquisite selection of tech house tracks. His style of ultra sexy minimal techno worked really in the spectacular venue, and even at the early hour of 9 o clock, the crowd had their two steps and fist pumps out, it was something special.
Next to take the reins was the sensational Danny Howells, who had definitely brought the kings jewels with him, turning it up a notch, the room started to get a bit crazy with some pretty tasty tracks coming out of the bag. Playing Matador – Kingswing, the room went off, what a tune. By this point the floor had pretty much reached capacity, so squeezing out for some fresh air we found a brilliant place to stash our drinks behind one of the many statues – oops!
Coming back in, the spirits were still high, the little bar at the back of the room was buzzing and it looked like all the preparation and angst of the night had paid off! Hernan Cattaneo came on at 11, and carried the night through till the end in sweet deposition. His mixture of upbeat house and minimal techno was smooth and seamless with a real gritty underground vibe that finished the night off perfectly. Overall it was a pretty spectacular event, the organisation was flawless and the music was off the scale, who ever thought of putting a night on in St Georges hall is a genius.