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June 3, 2008

Gaiser [Live], Marc Houle [Live] @ Lost Baggage – The Cross : 31.05.2008

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 2:20 pm

Jon Gaiser

Another month, another Lost Baggage party…

Yay, I finally got to see Gaiser play live, and… he was awesome! I’m a big fan of his minimal/techno productions, have bought many over the last couple of years. He didn’t disappoint live, a lot more intensity than I was expecting, which was great, a lot more thump, less spaced out minimalism, he rocked the dance floor. Can’t wait to hear him again on Sunday.

Check him out:

This was the 4th time I’ve seen Marc Houle live over the last 11 months. He was playing at many of the European parties/festivals we were at last year. He’s good, but I’m not so into the repetitive bleepiness he does now. I much prefer his earlier, original sounds/tracks, which unfortunately he didn’t play much of. It was cool to hear ‘Techno Vocals’ and the 12″ flip ‘On It’ played live, but they are far from my fave productions of his. I was surprised and disappointed not to hear ‘Bay Of Figs’ played last, as were many other fans there, maybe he’ll play it at one of the Sunday gigs.

We made a special effort to get to the party early to support friend and fellow techno, chin stroker, local DJ Andrew Wowk, who played warm-up for the main room. He played a fantastic set, I knew/have many of the tracks he played. Nice one Wowky!

German now currently Sydney based Bjorn Wilke followed, and played on the more house/tech-house side of minimal this time. I wasn’t really paying much attention though, having fun and catching up with friends at the time.

Caught the last track of local James TT playing in the bump lounge/side room, which was an awesome track, he IDd it for me: Dub Taylor – ‘Beauty And Beast (Nudisco Remix)’ I’m a sucker for anything with strings like that. I didn’t get to hear much of my fave local DJs Dave Choe and Matt Aubusson of Minimal Fuss, who followed, as they were playing the same time as the Minus guys started up in the main room.

I did my best to not let the lack of cloak room (it’s getting cold out here), expensive $ drinks, and the typical rude and trashy crowd you find at Lost Baggage/The Cross bother me.

It’s always funny watching the less music/techno focused punters of the crowd, clearly drawn there by hype, or stumbled in from Kings Cross mass up when the internationals start, then quickly move to the more accessible sounds of other rooms, when the dark minimal/techno sounds sail over their pretty little (or big) heads, hehe. More dance floor space for us.

If you missed out seeing the Minus guys here, and are not going to the We Love Sounds event on Sunday day/night, you have yet another chance to see them. I may end up here later Sunday night…

We Love Sounds – Official After Party – Numero Duo
The Cross, The Bourbon & The Bunker – Sunday 8th June

Ellen Allien
Modeselektor [live]
Gaiser [live]
Marc Houle [live]
+locals +more

Also… Dubfire & Stephan Bodzin [live] who are playing the closing sets at the We Love Sounds event on Sunday, are also doing a side-show at Arq this Friday night. I may check that out, as I’ll be out in the city, and it might be difficult to see both at We Love Sounds across two areas on Sunday night.

It’s going to be a big weekend!

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