The third PO10c Presents: Discotheque x MyCityByNight happened on Friday 22nd October at The Assembly in Cape Town. We went to check out if the promising line-up lived up to our expectations. Among others, Christian Tiger School, DJ Invizable and Niskerone performed, and all managed to wind the beat-addicted crowd up, to say the least.
We arrived just in time for the psychedelic/dream hip-hop/chill wave duo Christian Tiger School’s set, who seem to be becoming more popular by each performance. Known to create tunes that are more of the beautifully composed and relaxed kind, they shook things up to a jump-around level by infusing some borrowed beats, such as ‘My Girls’ by Animal Collective, in between playing some of the tunes they are acclaimed for. The combination of selected Discotheque-fitting tunes and their own slow-groove melodies earned them a considerate amount of enthusiastic hand claps and we-want-more shouts.
Next up was DJ Invizable of Gazelle with a set that exuded a mysterious energy because of the performer’s renowned disguise, of which the most noteworthy element is his shielded face. His expressive stage theatrics and versatile sound repertoire had the Assembly’s spirits running high. Through playing tunes that were reminiscent of seventies disco vibes to more modern beat freakishness, he created a healthily energized club atmosphere. The drama culminated in him jumping over his DJ desk for the last song and hyping the crowd up even more with his keytar and iconic dance moves.
It was just the right amount of preparation for Niskerone’s aggressive drum ‘n bass rage that dictated party-goers to jump around as fast as they could. His mixes varied from ‘That G-string Track’ by Munich’s Schlachthofbronx to a gentler Bob Marley vibe that, however, quickly got stirred up and went back to being the riotous rough sound that the internationally known DJ is loved for. At one stage he suggested ‘let’s play something slow,’ which persuaded the crowd to get out their lighters. Yet the romance didn’t last for long, because that’s really not what Discotheque-goers leave the house for. So, back it went to the usual whirlwind of spinning bass-ey beats that got the audience’s hands and feet in the air.
This coming Friday – the 26th October- is the night of Discotheque x Halloween at the Assembly featuring another killer line-up. Guns ‘n’ Lazers, Candice Heyns and Petite Noir will deliver musical tricks and treats. For more information go to www.theassembly.co.za or visit the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/164071857067450/. Until then watch out for our interview with Christian Tiger School to be released this week!
Words: Christine Hogg
Images: Stewart Innes
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