The middle Saturday of the long Easter weekend is always a time of celebration. With a thousand different shows in London and everyone letting their hair down the whole city’s nightlife comes to life. Against this backdrop, Gorgon City’s homecoming tour, trailing a new live format, really did feel like something special.
Full of captivating visuals, live singers and drummers. Gorgon City brought their much loved vocal heavy upbeat style house to life. Coming out to a roaring crowd with their trademark “Welcome to Gorgon City”. It was hard to not get excited and in the mood. Opening with Four Walls, the group went on to showcase the majority of their album Kingdoms as well as some old classics. The live vocals especially adding an extra soulful emotional layer that sucked you into the set with the set climaxing around Unmissable. The set was a great evolution of the hard-hitting sets that their fans have come to expect and love.
Following Gorgon City, minimal artists Booka Shade took the stage. Playing a mostly dark techno heavy set, that soon hypnotised the crowd. Never forgetting what they’re known for, the duo made sure to build their set masterfully, with each song from their breakthrough album Movements acting as a mini-climax. Finishing their set with Body Language, what has in many ways become their most iconic song, much sampled and much loved. They along with Gorgon City were in top form.
Leaving the venue, it was left to reflect on the joy of seeing two sets of artists really continuing to hone their craft. As well as London being, quite possibly, the best place in the world to spend an extra long weekend full of music.