Dirty South @ Lavo NYC 1/17/12 (Review)

Posted by on February 2, 2013


Though this was last month, I still have some pretty vivid memories of this night. The standard crowd of good looking upper crust mid twenties New Yorkers, expensive alcohol flowing like the Niagara and Dirty South spinning his brand of big room house behind the decks. Walking up to the high end New York Club I saw the familiar scene of people trying to negotiate the strict line — the people attempting to get in on the left side with either a ticket or just the hope that their looks or money would woo the bouncers to let them by that red felt rope and the right side filled with VIPs and their hangers on willing to drop their’s or daddy’s credit card on a night they will probably won’t remember. I shuffle in a bit out of place next to those VIPs and eventually make it through the various layers of rope into the club. Click on to go inside with us.

Once inside the packed dance floor was buzzing with excitement because it was nearly one and that meant only one thing, Dirty South was about to take the decks. Bottle service waitresses were moving around the club with utmost precision, constantly attending the every alcoholic need of the clients who keep the doors of Lavo NYC open. At 1am, Dirty South came on to the decks to raucous uproar and got right into the mix with his unreleased collab with Deniz Koyu “Halo” that he had just finished mastering that same day so he could premier it at Lavo.

He forged on through his set dropped hits like Plastik Funk & Tujamo’s “WHO” which still gets one of the best crowd reaction out there, Sebastian Ingrosso’s bootleg of “Azumba” and “Everyday”, and a few of his own remixes like “Embrace Me” and “Devil’s Work”, and of course his massive anthem with Alesso “City Of Dreams“. As had been hinted on twitter beforehand, Michael Brun showed up to the party, and Dragan Roganovic obliged his prescense by dropping their bomb together “Rift“, bringing the energy to a whole new level. With Michael Brun at his side, he worked from the Phazing back catalog and brought out the Michael Brun remix of “Burn Forever” much to my delight and a few other house heads in the audience. The man would not let the crowd rest for one moment, making quick work of the early year Size releases in “Head Up” and “Hit It”, both tracks that work wonders on the dance floor.

Before anyone knew it, the clock had struck 3am and it was time for Lavo resident Kyle Rayner to take over for Dirty South and the night to wind down. That meant for many to go twist and wind back to their apartments and struggle through the grind of a Friday morning with heavy sunglasses and plenty of coffee. Their is a loving relationship between New York City and Dirty South and that continued on this night, so it is only a matter of time before we see the high flying Australian native do it again in our concrete jungle — EDC NYC maybe? Do not forget to be on the lookout for “Halo” on Monday and also his debut album “Speed Of Life” on March 5th.

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