(March 18, 2012: Martin Buttrich, LIVE at the Shelborne)
Day 3 was an all day rager, beginning at the Shelborne for the “Carl Craig & Friends” Pool Party. We arrived just as Martin Buttrich began to play (a live set). The music was really sexy and chill but still danceable and upbeat. As the crowd began to grow, Radio Slave stepped up on the decks and turned up the volume about twofold. Then, he hit everyone with a tsunami of bass. As the party heated up and the sun went down, Tiefschwarz taught us all a lesson with some old school beats and prepared us for the main event, Carl Craig.
After a whole day of chill tech house, I was prepared to see one of my favorites, Nicole Moudaber, shut down the Surfcomber pool party. By a stroke of luck, we arrived at the Surfcomber as she took the decks and a second burst of energy shot through my veins. I was completely blown away by Nicole. She is by far one of the best deejays I’ve ever seen, and here’s why:
1- She SMILES. I hate when a deejay doesn’t look like they’re having fun, makes me feel awkward.
2- She TEASES. And I mean big time. She’ll take out the bass for a full 32 bars and make you beg for it.
3- When she does bring in the bass, she throws it in your face and causes an eruption of cheers from the crowd.
4- Her energy is palpable and she celebrates with the crowd.
5- Her song selection couldn’t be better. She doesn’t give you an opportunity to rest, but only to shake harder.
So it’s suffice to say I’ve developed a little dj crush on Miss Nicole, but how could I resist the way she shakes out her curly fro after her song transitions? Too cute!
Nicole nailed it as closer and I left the place wanting more more more more MUSIC!
Nicole Moudaber @ the Surfcomber Hotel, March 18, 2012
To watch videos of Martin Buttrich and Radio Slave, visit my Youtube page