had the great pleasure of hanging out with ghislain poirier in dublin last night before his show in dublin's transmission club night at the button factory. this was my first night there and while i reckon the button factory is a great venue now (as oppossed to when it was the temple bar music centre) i didn't know what to expect from the night itself with regard to the crowd, etc.
i arrived between the dvd recording of some indie band's show and the transmission night. as the crowds changed from people in tight hipspter jeans to looser clothes and more of a party feel i felt that the warm-up dj's were really good with lots of great party style techno but a sound that was perhaps not right for ghislain's deep bass and inclinations to dancehall. needless to say we were all (including ghislain) wondering as to how he could approach this.
as the last techno tune faded out to a massive 'rewind' the layers of bass started to flow into a rolling bassline that didn't stop for the night. with a change from straight four to the floor dance moves to swaying and bouncing to the massive thumps some of the crowd got turned away but i'd say 80% stayed and they were true movers and shakers. what a fun night! this goes out to my mate mitul who had his eyes opened to this sound and to a japanese dude who was there totally loving it.
cheers to transmission and ghislain for a top night.