For the first time at HEX, the British artist Paula Temple and her high voltage music landed in INPUT, our church in Barcelona. An unforgettable night full of remarkable moments that will stay in our memories for a long time.
As usual, warming up was Hitch, resident at the club. He proved, yet again, his ability to set the dancefloor on fire with his subtle but powerful tracks, going from ambient and breakbeat rhythms to mildly strong Techno.
The BPM’s grew along with the size of the crowd. With a full dancefloor, PØLI stepped up to the decks. Steady and constant, he set the perfect atmosphere to prepare the crowd for what was yet to come. Behind him, Paula started to prepare her set-up.
2:45 AM. The guest of the ceremony walked into the booth. Right from the first track, the noisy and murky Techno she specializes in took over every single corner of the room, whipping the crowd into a frenzy throughout the whole duration of her set. No time to rest was given, building powerful, high-energy soundscapes in a very well paced set, full of unconventional, harsh-sounding industrial records.
Closing duties were on Lorenzo this time. After Paula’s set, it didn’t make any sense to go below her in terms of power, so he took no prisoners and none of the tracks played were below 136 BPM mark. The very well welcomed EBM-influenced tunes were the ones that gave us a bit of time to breathe, but the rest were all pure unforgiving and visceral sounds, making the ravers dance until the very last moment of the night. With the lights already on, the maddest track of the night was played: a rave gem with unexpected drops at 150 BPM’s that made the crowd roar, giving us one of the most intense closings we’ve experienced.
Massive thank you to all the artists and dancers involved, see you in December at Razzmatazz with Len Faki, Dax J, Kilner (live) aka Blawan, I Hate Models and more.
Text by Fran Escudero
Photos by Oriol Reverter
Videos by Nel G