Even negative degree temperatures weren’t keeping the masses away from Flash Factory on Saturday night for Cirez D’s New York City Debut.
After three Epic 4.0 parties were announced and a fourth after party at Marquee, NYC was in for a unique treat — something they’d never witnessed (officially) before — the Mouseville Records maestro was set to take things to a darker dimension.
While Eric Prydz was still taking Terminal 5 on a journey through time and space, Sébastien Léger began to heat things up in a perfect way. The set was vibrant and brought a poppy and proper energy to the massive room. The vibe was at a high, even as early as midnight.
His set hit an array of highs and lows with tracks like Guy Mantzur’s “Trees Of Eden” and his very own remix of “On Off,” which had a wild reaction from the crowd. Plus, we can’t forget about his original, “Oracle” which is set to release on Loveland Recordings in the near future. As early as 12:30, the dance floor was packed with dedicated fans who were ready to brave the darkness that was coming their way.
Sébastien Léger wrapped up his set with Maceo Plex’s beautiful remix of “Sordid Affair” and handed the decks over to Sir Cirez D. From his first track, a Cirez D original, “Exit,” the vibe was heavy. He
put his foot on the peddle and he left it there for the entirety of his set.
The crowd went absolutely nuts as the bass spread through every inch of the club and was felt internally as well. The dark vibes had everyone recklessly stomping — who even knew he could play so incredibly filthy? His unique techno sound showcased sounds such as the Hombre Lowdown’s French Kissed Edit of Technasia’s “Obsession” and Filterheadz’s “Rider.” For some, this was already the fourth time seeing Eric for the weekend — many would follow up for round five on the Sunday to follow, but everyone danced harder than ever. There was something about the vibe in Flash Factory — smiles spread, blinding production… it felt like the place was made for a night like this.
Now just three weeks in, Flash Factory seemed to alleviate many of their opening weekend jitters. Lines moved fast, sound was crisp and fierce, and for a completely sold out night, it was unbelievably comfortable.
Standing on the main floor, front and center on Saturday night was the equivalent of standing in the mega structure of Ultra Music Festival at times. The elongated dance floor, arched ceiling, and blinding production was enough to put anyone in a daze. Cirez D, you are an absolute monster — NYC was lucky to see that side of you.
Cirez D Partial Track List Cirez D – “On Off” Cirez D – “Ruby” Cirez D – “Fast Forward” Cirez D –
“Exit” Cirez D – “New City Gas ID” Technasia – “Obsession”(Hombre Lowndown French Kissed edit) Filterheadz – “Rider” Luca M & JUST2 – “The Power” (Stefano Noferini Re-Edit) D-Unity – “Our House”
By Cristiana Votta For EDMNYC