Deep Dish rarely play in London so the word was out during the week about their upcoming set at Turnmills on Thursday night. Therefore it was advised that we arrive early. You know it’s a good start when you get to the venue 15 minutes after opening and there is already a queue around the corner, however once inside the place was pretty empty.
By about 11:30 though the place had quickly filled up and Ali was first on the decks. The pace initially was slow and pretty dark although the pace picked up as the night wore on and about 2am Sharam took over on the decks and immediately upped the pace along with the bass. Both played back to back then until about 5am. Both guys worked really hard on the decks running one tune over another and accapella’s over those throughout the night. A few rock type tracks were dropped in as well which the crowd loved.
Some of the highlight tunes that I remember were a remix of Diamond Life by Louie Vega & Jay Sealle (feat. Julie McKnight) as well as dropping the start of U2’s “Ultra Violet”. There was also another track featuring the vocals “Push the button, don’t push the button” from Madonnas upcoming single “Hollywood” mashed up with vocals from her song Vogue.
A little surprising was that most of their set was played from CDR’s. I guess reflecting perhaps their own mixes as well as the ease of touring with a CD case containing 200 CD’s rather than about 1000 records.
The second room hosted Desyn and Luke but to be honest I really only took a quick look in there.
The crowd at Turnmills is always friendly and up for it and this night was no exception. All over a great night and a superb 6 hour set from Deep Dish.
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