Cream­fields @

Yas Is­land

Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING BACK - – Stephen Day

De­spite the big name EDM head­lin­ers Afro­jack and Hard­well, we were only here for one thing – well, two ac­tu­ally: techno ti­tans Adam Beyer and Marco Carola. Carola has plenty of Cream­fields his­tory, hav­ing been a stand out at the first ever party 6 years ago, while Beyer was mak­ing his Abu Dhabi de­but. And it was Beyer that im­pressed first, the techno slayer drop­ping a set of rolling drums and tough basslines, per­fectly set­ting it up for Marco with his melodic, clicky, bouncy tunes to close out the house arena.

Ear­lier in the evening, some of the GCC’s finest took to the two stages and dropped peer­less sets, with the bang­ing, un­der­ground beat of the Smok­ingroove broth­ers the high­light. And big up to or­gan­is­ers Flash for not only pulling off a 16,000 ca­pac­ity event so well, but also giv­ing lo­cal DJs like maDJam a main slot on the main stage: lo­cal tal­ent rules.

The main stage, packed with thou­sands of beat- hun­gry club­bers, went mosh­pit crazy as ev­ery dirty bassline rum­bled over and over. Give them 5 years and some more Cream­fields educ­ta­tion, and some will have grad­u­ated to the techno tent.

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