Stephanie Elias on 19/6/12
Having just moved to NYC for the summer, venturing to Brooklyn to see Loco Dice, Nic Fanciulli, and Joris Voorn seemed like the perfect excuse to escape Manhattan for the first time. Walking up to Dekalb Market from the subway, I started to hear the bass a mere three blocks away which only got louder as I walked closer to the venue. Once outside, I noticed the stacked shipping containers that surrounded the event and were the structural basis for the entire market. This unique environment, located smack in the middle of Brooklyn was unlike anything I’d seen before.
(All images are courtesy of Oliver Correa)
After making my way inside, I found my friends and made my way to the front – front right to be exact. Nic Fanciulli was on the decks throwing down some serious bombs and it felt right. The only other time I’ve seen him play was over WMC at his Saved party at Set in Miami, but seeing him at a daytime party was an entirely different experience. He commanded the attention of the crowd playing music that reminded me more of cool poolside breaks, as opposed to afterhours style romps that was the basis of his set in Miami.
Joris Voorn followed and kept the energy of the crowd high. At a point, it started to rain, but no one seemed phased. Everyone in the place continued to dance as if it was the sunniest day New York had ever seen. It was an awesome scene to see, despite the fact that I darted for the DJ tent to hide for a few brief moments during the shower. Eventually the rain stopped, and I ventured back to find the rest of my people. Voorn dropped Mark Fanciulli’s ‘Sacrifice’ that may or may not have been one THE anthems of this years WMC, and the crowd went absolutely wild. He rounded out the rest of his set with enormous tunes and picked up the pace playing slightly more tech-y tracks towards the end to prepare for a smooth transition to the main man himself, Loco Dice.
When Loco Dice took over the turntables, it was on. The entire vibe of the party changed, and it was no longer playtime. Dice went in right away, and dropped the darkest and dirtiest beats in the only way he knows how. Although the venue was packed, I made my way to the front to watch him effortlessly mix together one of the best sets I had heard in quite some time. Loco Dice is one of my all time favorites, and if you’ve never seen him, you need to change that.
Around nine o’clock, the NYPD came to tell the venue that that music needed to be lowered which was a major buzzkill, and eventually they made them turn off the music entirely around 9:30. However, no one was remarkably upset because the party continued later that night at Pacha NYC with both Nic Fanciulli and Loco Dice, and the general consensus of everyone at the event was to make their way over there to witness the marathon madness for themselves.
I must say, the party in Brooklyn was great, but the sets Fanciulli and Dice played at Pacha were much harder – the harder the better, let’s be real.
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