Richie Santana & Peter Bailey @ Parking - January 31, 2009
I've been expecting to see these two high schools friends together for a while now. Their Mind Control party has been a success everywhere, and a lot of DJs out there are using Richie & Peter's productions in their sets. Before I start I must tell you I have no idea who started the set - didn't check the booth-, but I believe they were exchanging places during the night.
My computer is full of music from these guys, but I must admit I was totally bored for the first hour at Parking. I could not feel the music and I understand, these guys don't need a warm up set, because that is what they were doing at the beginning.
Nevertheless, the music was a fresh change to what we usually hear at Parking on Saturday night. Mind you, I have noticed Parking has been definitely bringing variety to Montreal, and one reason why I love this club.
Once their warm up was over, this is when the vibe changed, my body started to feel the energy vibrating on the dance floor, and the crowd started to come to life. House music in an electronic fashion, spiced up with tribal-technish tunes, minimal well used, a set low in vocals but powerful in sound. They are not just great producers, they know how to use the turntables, I just wish Parking had given them more time to play.
Although I still find their beginning was slow and boring, by the end I had this big smile in my face, and I must say my friends were telling me the same thing. Some people might not had got the idea of their music, but I'm looking forward to see them again. No wonder why DJs such as Victor Calderone, Chus & Ceballos, Vibe, among other, use Richie & Peter's work in their nights.
Joe Hickerson @ Parking - February 7, 2009
I think both the "BBCM" & "Bal en Blanc" people should keep an eye in Joe, why you might ask? He is the perfect DJ for a circuit party, knowing when to drop the vocals people need, and when to just turn up the volume. He is not scared to experiment with the crowd, and yes he does play some of the commercial stuff, but well done, not just the crappy "here this is what you want to hear people".
If you were looking for your vocal fix, this was the night to be a Parking, because for sure I got to hear what I really wanted to hear. Powerful delicious voices from the past and present, which made me dance all night long.
Wonderful crowd, and in case you were not there, Joe has been generous enough to post his entire Parking set on his blog - just follow the link below.
Once again, I think Joe could be a great addition to a future "Black & Blue" party, or to be part of the house room in a "Bal en Blanc" event.
Hector Fonseca @ Parking - February 28, 2009