As usual, the good techno events tend to be on Fridays. I have no idea why, but it makes for an eventful Friday, especially since I was teaching 11.5 hours that day, which included being part of my school’s speech contest. I was pretty tired by the time I got home at 9PM that I went to bed almost immediately, even with a Starbucks Venti Caramel Macchiato, ingested only a couple of hours earlier.
When a friend mentioned that Erol Alkan was coming to town, I knew I had to go. I arrived at around midnight and found that the main room was almost already full. Rory Phillips was playing a sort of disco beat, and it wasn’t bad. I met up with some friends and we spent the night having fun.
The main event started at around 1:30AM and I was pretty amazed at Erol Alkan’s mixing skills. Electro is a good for tricks of all kind, and I wasn’t disappointed. He even played a remix of Metronomy. The place was packed. The event wasn’t cheap either, at $1,400NT (~$48 USD). The stage was set against one of the side walls. Ironically, it didn’t reduce the dancefloor’s capacity.
Renaissance Man’s style starkly contrasted with Erol Alkan’s, and he basically emptied the dancefloor. People just left and went home, which is what I did as well.
This was one of the events that I had bought tickets to ages ago. I knew that it would be fun and since the headliners weren’t going to be playing house, it would be different. There is a lot of house playing in Taipei. When I arrived at around 11:30PM, Ness was already playing in the main room. It was more experimental. Nobu was slated to start at around 1AM.
I met up with some friends and we had a good time. Nobu’s set was also experimental, so I found it a bit hard to dance to, but it was good to listen to anyway. The place was nicely packed, there weren’t too many people. The best set of the night belonged to Ness, and he started at around 3:30AM. It was hard techno and relentless, which I appreciated. Many DJs that I’ve heard tend to include lots of ups and downs. I can understand that, but I prefer something more continuous. The lasers in the main room were hypnotic. There were two machines and they definitely lit up the place.
Overall, I’m looking forward to the next Organik events.
It’s been a while since I went out, and there was an upcoming techno night at a Taipei club, I decided to go out. Unfortunately Cio D’Or had cancelled, but there was a replacement DJ, also from Germany. To be fair, I have gone out a few times in Taipei, but not much over the last few years. I have always liked hard techno and minimal techno, ever since my DJ days, but when you get extremely busy and tired, it’s hard to find the time. Lately I’ve been pondering more about this and decided that it was time to check out the scene in Taipei.