One + One is the new double DJ act from James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli, two of the most influential and successful young individuals in progressive circles. They were launching the collaboration at this year’s WMC so it’s no wonder there was a bit of a buzz about this party, which took place on a yacht departing from the Intercontinental Wharf in downtown Miami.
The event was billed as a VIP invite-only affair, but in fact it was quite easy to get into, even if you were not on the guestlist. Upon boarding, we found the party had put on a massive buffet of drinks and assorted delicious goodness, although it took a while to set sail due to the late arrival of an absentminded engineer. Nonetheless, Kos entertained us as we waited, and once we finally set sail under the cloudy skies, One+One took over to guide us on our journey down the Miami Inlet.
Armed with their bundle of gizmos, such as dual DJ equipment which enabled them to cue up independently (it was a Pioneer party after all), the boys treated partygoers to tracks such as Ito & Star’s ‘Sudoko Kid’, the Timo Maas remix of ‘Personal Jesus’, a bit of Daft Punk and plenty of cuts from their new compilation. By mid journey, the vodka & Redbulls were in full flow, the dancefloor was booming, RA folks had formed a crew and even fancy dress had randomly appeared on some – things were getting nicely out of hand.
In the end the boat docked and we all parted ways, but not before we were treated to yet another delightful surprise: goodie bags from the sponsor. Zabiela and Fanciulli had played an impeccable set, whetting appetites for more to come the following night at The Fifth, where One+One would officially debut. This was a very well put together party, which definitely left the rest of the WMC with a lot to live up to.