A late night that turned into an early morning, the show was an impeccable nonstop dance dream, bringing the some of the best tunes in indie dance, house, and nu-disco. Resident DJs Headband and Hooligan started everything off before Penguin Prison took the stage around midnight. With a passionate live vocal set, Penguin Prison kept the crowd alive delivering some of his classic remixes like Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans while also dropping RAC’s Hollywood which he is featured on.
Gigamesh hit the tables around 1:15 and pulled out all the stops without any hesitation. Playing classic after classic, “When You’re Dancing” (it may have been the RAC remix) brought the crowd to a frenzy and made the dance floor tighter and more wild than before. Rivaling the new hits were the two Talking Heads edits, “Once in a Lifetime” and “Psycho Killer” which really juiced up the classics and brought them to the club. Classic edits seemed to be a theme for Gigamesh as he wound down his set with his newly released Donna Summer “Bad Girls” remix, driving new energy into an already emblematic song. And JUST as we were about to head out the door, the riffs of an amped up Disco Inferno caught my ear and just like that we were sucked right back in for some last minute boogies.
It’s always wonderful to hear some real disco in a set today, as it is truly the original club music. Gigamesh continues his fall tour tonight in Nashville and will be in Chicago on October 11.
Keep up the great work Powerslug!
See all the photos of the madness from the night here