As I watched the VMAs a few nights ago I quickly became annoyed and almost disgusted at the other half of music… the non EDM culture variety—you know like country, rap, One Direction… blah.
I had planned to attend some after parties in LA that night but ended up veering off 180 degrees for something more my taste, probably your taste…a little house music Nicky Romero at Sutra in Newport Beach. The night ended up being worth the one-and-half-hour drive from Magnetic HQ and the $25 for gas. BTW, if you missed our chat with Nicky backstage at Electric Zoo in New York, you can have a read here.
Arriving around 11:30 it was perfect timing to get a drink and find the best place for the show... Behind the booth. The folks over at Sutra hooked us up with the opportunity to see how it feels to be a DJ during a sell out night.
Nicky Romero performed as if he was playing for a massive festival crowd. It was not a question of what he played more of what didn’t he play. Romero dropped a half dozen quality pieces of new electronic music throughout the night and you could really tell that his set was not pre-recorded. He was truly feeling the crowd and controlling our feelings.
As we went into the wee hours of the night, you’d think people would start dancing like zombies and the crowd would die. Well if you did assume that, you would be completely wrong. More and more people crowded the dancefloor—it looked like a sea of people going up and down like waves (with bright light sticks).
Before I knew it I was almost 1 too many vodka waters deep, don’t judge, try it, and knew it was my time to leave. 1:30ish we were leaving and I swear there were people still trying to get in the hottest club in OC. Simply put, the night was of epic proportion and Nicky Romero really delivered an intimate yet powerful set to all of us.