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March 4, 2008

Steve Bug @ The Club Club – Chinese Laundry : 01.03.2008

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music,Travel — decoded_ @ 12:59 pm

Steve Bug @ The Club Club - Chinese Laundry 01.03.2008. Photo by Hobietje
Photo by Hobietje taken from ITM *

After flying in from Melbourne at 9pm on Saturday, after a busy couple of days down there, I’m glad we found the energy to head out to this.

Steve Bug was great. I really enjoyed his set, and danced non-stop from start to finish. Not as special as the previous time he played in the cave, but still a great two hours of excellent, tightly mixed, quality music. There was a great groove, and lots of interesting sounds. A nice range of minimal, deep-tech-house, acid, deep-techno tracks, and a great flow between them, which is something that was missing from his set in Melbourne the night before.

There was a great up for it vibe, vocally appreciative and mostly music focused crowd in Chinese Laundry’s cave, a few over excited fan-boys about making fools of themself. Shock, horror… the cave was comfortable on this outing, cool with space to move. It makes a nice change from the packed in like sardines sweat-box experience you often get in the cave at Chinese Laundry, which was the case last week for Gui Boratto [live] I heard.

On Saturday had there been none of those inconsiderate, self absorbed, non music focused, trashy, rude, pushing past, idiots around, whose idea of dancing is to bash or fall into everyone around, it would have been a perfect night. Thankfully there were not that many of them, but enough for me to be mentioning it. I try not to let them spoil my night, however it was difficult to ignore them at the Melbourne party, being a large percentage of the crowd there. In Melbourne it felt like every person in the club was entering and exiting the dance-floor area via pushing into/through us over and over. A.D.D much? Kids these days huh! Clubbing since late 1988 you notice the change.

Back to the music… As usual with Steve Bug sets, he plays heaps of up-front, promo, un-released music. Mixing it up with Traktor Scratch (thanks for the correction) vinyls/interface, Apple laptop with external hard-disc. I only ever know a small amount of what he plays at the time, then find out more months later. Tracks we heard him play in Berlin in July 07, have only just been released in the last few months, like Afrilounge – Lux Dementia. Here’s a few tracks I knew/remember hearing on Saturday night…

Lucio Aquilina – Magic M
Sebo K – Far Out
Stimming & H.O.S.H – Radar
Ryo Murakami – Monument
SIS – Orgsa
G.Schneider, A.Galluzzi, T.Schirmacher – Albertino

Much the same tracks played in Melbourne, with the addition of…

Len Faki – My Black Sheep (Radio Slave Remix)
Ricardo Villalobos – Enfants (Chants)
Koljah – Antigua
Neville Watson & Kink – Inside Out
Plasmik – Pitch It (Claude VonStroke Remix)

* Hey I tried on and almost bought a black version of that t-shirt Steve Bug is wearing in Berlin last year, ubercoolische!

1 Comment »

  1. You probably mean NI’s Traktor Scratch, as this is the tool Steve is currently using for DJing.

    Comment by tobi — April 6, 2008 @ 1:10 am

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