Review: Adam Beyer’s Debut @ Pacha NYC 1/19/13 by Melissa Calarco


Drumcode Adam Beyer made a legendary debut at Pacha NYC this past Saturday, January 19th, 2013. He floored us with a massive six-hour non-stop set, started at 2:15AM and finishing at 8:00AM.

As Beyer played his first few tracks of the night, he was truly playing out of his element and did it successfully. Rather than someone just expecting him to start playing serious dark techno from the start, he led up to it smoothly at later hours in the night. It was evident that Beyer was reading the crowd and vibe in the club immaculately working us into preparing for heavier sounds to come. With each hour the intensity increased as expectations about what we were in for the next hours to come intensified.

The crowd was in an uproar at the enormous builds throughout the entire night. The look on Adam’s face for the duration of his set was appropriately emotionless and extremely concentrated as always. Generally the crowd starts to clear out around 3:00 AM, but by 5:00AM there was still a large crowd completely entranced by the music Adam played. Leaving the main floor was not an option until Adam was done. A few noteworthy tracks from Adam Beyer throughout the night included:

1. Poupon –“Southside” (Opening Track)

2. Alex D’elia & Da Lukas – “Didascalia” (Maetrik Remix)

3. Ramon Tapia – “411” (Sante Remix)

4. Nikola Gala – “Party People”

5. Deetron feat. Hercules & Love Affair – “Crave” (Deetron Crave Dub)

6. Shlomi Aber – “We Don’t Fit”

7. Dusky – “Calling Me”

8. Alan Fitzpatrick – “Skeksis”

9. Adam Beyer & Alan Fitzpatrick – “Memesis”

10. Mikael Jonasson – “Benefit Of The Doubt” [Unreleased]

11. Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg – “The Color Out Of Space”

12. Nathan Barato – “The Mitchell Rhythm”

13. Bart Skils – “Hypnotizing”

14. Gary Beck – “I Read About You”

15. Matthew Herbert – “It’s Only” (DJ Koze Remix) (Closing Track)

It goes without saying that we’re all in favor of the movement to have Drumcode nights in NYC much more often!





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