Whenever I hear a Sunny party is coming soon, my stomach fills with butterflies and I know I am going to get a dose of driving, dark progressive sounds. Saturday was no different and with Infusion headlining for the February Sunny it was just a wee bit funky too.
The revamp of King Street’s Colonial Hotel now Brown Alley has transformed the once dark and dingy venue into a clean polished haven for good times and even better tunes. When you first walk in you are a bit confused as the entrance level has changed, but then realise a upper level ‘chill’ section is now there so you can sit down but still enjoy the main room tunes.
From the moment I walked in the door it was hard to keep my feet still to the tunes Gab Oliver was busting out. He was really setting the precedent for what was to come. As soon as Infusion hit the DJ booth the vibe was electric. The pure energy from the boys themselves was enough to get you moving, and if that didn’t the basslines certainly would have. For following two hours, there was no chance of moving around without being knocked by an excited parton, just totally getting into it. I felt their set was perfectly constructed and kept the whole room in awe the whole time, as we didn’t know what to expect next.
Upstairs the boys who know breaks best, Keltec, Dan Mangan and Lynt were ripping it up in the always funky breaks room.
The only problem was trying to fit in everyone you wanted to see, as all the usual Sunny favourites were playing (minus Phil K). The great Sunny vibe was a plenty and everyone there was well up for a great night. I’m looking forward to seeing what Sunny has in store for us next month.