My House Is Your House

Posted on August 9, 2016

Images: Andrei Oprescu

In his second solo season at Pacha, Martin Solveig continues to bring some of the hottest house talent on the world stage today to ‘My House’. This week was no exception with the French house master doing it all over again joined in the famous booth by Darius and Cassius for a full house filled with fab tunes, neon lights, and a great deal of excitement.

With Pacha decked out in aqua and pink neon lights outside, the club welcomed eager guests as Martin Humes got the party started. A sign read ‘My house is your house’ at the entrance, while a massive crystal cube sparkled with a smaller cube inside appeared suspended above the dancefloor. With a giant disco ball taking the crowd back a few years, retro dancers added to the theme, wearing bathing suits, jeans jackets and sneakers. While Darius got the party rolling with a blend of fine house, hip-hop and bits of old school, the crowd was already buzzing. Upstairs, on the terrace, gorgeous brunettes with long tresses, bathing suits and sunglasses danced in a giant cocktail cup surrounded by wide-eyed guests. Even the Funky Room had it going on with island resident favourites Graham Sahara and Angel Linde going b2b with a groovy kind of old school with a New York flavor, offering a different groove. While downstairs Darius did not let out, whipping out all time favourites such as ‘Lady’, the whole club sang along until a dramatic pause marked the end of his set and Cassius took over, greeted by a most excited crowd.

Amante closing by La Skimal
My House by Andrei Oprescu

Coming on strong with some banging house, Cassius gradually gave the night a progressive turn. As waves of energy swept over the club, the crowd rode the throbbing basslines that were driving the dancefloor. Even the dancers in long braided pony tails and shades, their jeans jackets now around their waists, lost it to the music, as the French duo dropped tracks like Jamie Jones’ Ridge Street Edit of Azari’s ‘Hungry for the Power’. With loops of classic house such as Hardrive’s ‘Deep Inside’ sampled within, Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass had the club on fire, vibrations reverberating through the bodies, as they coloured their set further with smashing tech-house, highlighting their underground side. Winding the crowd up to explosive levels of energy outbursts, they ran threads of house classics like ‘I’ve Got the Power’ or loops of ‘Treat Me Right’ through crowd favourite ‘(Let’s Go) Dancing’ with vocals, house riffs and a steady beat in progressive bursts. One of their own masterpieces could not be omitted and the crowd lost it as samples of ‘Sound of Violence’ also intermingled within ‘Dancing’. Really bringing it down hard and ultimately blowing the roof off, their set was top.

My House by Andrei Oprescu

By the time the supporting acts finished, the crowd was already in it for the ride as Martin Solveig joined them in the DJ booth. Climbing on the console, his voice resounded through the vibrating airwaves as he welcomed the crowd to ‘My House’ before proceeding to putting on the hell-of-a-show he is famous for. Future house taking over the cherry world, every soul in the club was jumping with the beat as the party shifted to a very vocal Martin bringing on the electro house. Explosions of confetti with the peaks, Martin dropped all-time house favourites such as ‘Show Me Love’ to the chanting and cheering crowd, teasing them with dramatic breaks before releasing house candies like ‘Freak Like Me’ with sequences of house riffs, beguiling choruses, and even dabs of underground groove. As the smoke machines emphasized the massive drops, a hands-in-the-air-version of ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ had the crowd losing it as purple lasers pierced the discotheque and cube, while dancers did their thing behind Martin on the stage. Perfect for a guaranteed massive night out, Martin Solveig’s ‘My House’ delivers the best house currently out there and beyond, including more progressive turns, delivering any house lover’s dream music and maintaining Pacha’s place as the undisputed house palace on the island.

My House by Andrei Oprescu
My House by Andrei Oprescu
My House by Andrei Oprescu
Amante closing by La Skimal
My House by Andrei Oprescu
My House by Andrei Oprescu