DUST feat. Trus ’Me @ The Basement
Mixologist Jonny Thornhill opened up proceedings, firing out a mix of tropical, jazz- influenced Chicago house beats on two floor- toceiling stacks of Funktion One speakers. In fact it was hard to keep up with the different genres as he was pretty much smashing them all, my favourite tune from him had to be ‘ Deep in the bowels of house’ track by ‘ MCDE’ which set the tone for the night.
Next up was ‘ Trus Me, label owner of Prime Numbers and the producer of soul edged house and techno tracks who has enjoyed world wide success. He opened his set with the stomping techno track ‘ I Want You’ by Alan Fitzpatrick and from then on in it was pumping techno beats which got heavier as the night went on.
The Australian headliner went on playing rolling techno beats until I heard a sneaky New Order ‘ Blue Monday’ remix which the crowd went in to a frenzy. In the last 45 minutes he switched it up to his funky soulful collection of house music that I’m told he is best known for and went down really well, closing on the stripped back Matthew Herbert edit of Moloko’s ‘ Sing It Back’ for a crowd sing- a- long. Big ups to the Dust crew for keeping their bookings fresh as always.