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Connected in Montreal

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by Nesta, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    I just had one of the best weekends of my life. Danny Howells, Saeed and Palash, Nick Warren, and Josh Wink. Anyhow, Connected was one of the best large scale events I have ever been to, if not the best. Here's a little review.

    Venue: The CEPSUM at the University of Montreal. Basically, it was a hockey arena with stands on one side only. The sound was incredibe. There were speakers hanging from all over. The lighting was intense, with lasers and pyros creating diverse shapes and forms. The party was so well organized. The security was great, there was space to dance, there was water everywhere, as a matter of fact there were people going arounf selling boxes of water bottles. Great idea! They even sold RED BULL. It was an unbelievable sight being in the stands and looking down at the sea of people going off. There were two masive screens hanging from the rafters showing the DJ that was spinning.

    Crowd: The crowd was great for the most part. The parties in Montreal attract an older crowd because of the 18+ thing, but they never ever check ID. I'd say the average age was 22-24. The women in Montreal are the best dressed, most stunning hotties in the world.

    11pm-3am - Saeed & Palash
    A great set by these two bad boys. They mucked up on a few mixes, but everything else was smooth as silk. Great pumpin' tribal tech funk and stompin' prog house. Looking forward to seeing these guys at Breathe in a few weeks.

    3am-5am - Nick Warren
    I've heard Nick Warren do much better before. His track selection was inconsistent, and his mixing was shady at times. A bit of a disappointment, no doubt. He was supposed to play from 2-5am, but he went on just before 3am. Not sure why. He did drop "Intensify" and WOW's remix of "Horizons".

    5am-7am - Josh Wink
    Josh Wink was a pleasant surprise. His blend of dark, haunting tech house and techno went down very well. The best mixer that I saw at Connected. Very tight! He was using an FX pad as well, and played with it frequently.

    Overall, a great party. We left just before Josh Wink's set was over. I would have liked to have seen John Acquaviva, but he wasn't due to hit the decks until 8:30am, and my body was not taking any more abuse. Met up with huggs946, who took us to get tickets and let us chill at his pad before and after the party. Ian, it was great meeting you and your friends. We had a wicked time. Can't wait to you come out to Toronto.

    What else can I say. Montreal is a cutting edge, wicked world class city, better then Toronto in some ways IMO. They take their dance music/club culture very seriously, and hype venues are made available to promoters(unlike Toronto). I can't wait to go back.
  2. MindBender

    MindBender TRIBE Member

    This was one of the best big parties I've ever been to, certainly the best organized. We didn't have to wait to get in, or at the coat check.. the promoters had everything running smoothly.

    Once we got inside, I was really impressed with the set up.. Nice lights & lasers, great sound, and the venue was fantastic. A big auditorium/gym, one room so no sound bleeding issues. There were a lot of bleacher seats to chill in when you were tired, with a great view of the madness below.

    Considering how many people were there, I surprisingly always had room to dance, and the crowd was very friendly. We left the party at around 7:30 AM and it was still going strong, I can't remember the last time I saw a party rockin' that hard for so long. I hadn't been to Montreal for ages, but I'll be going back ASAP.

    And of course, most importantly, the DJs all put on a good show. A couple muck ups here and there, but nothing horrible. Everyone played dark, funky tracks.. whether it was prog. house, trance or techno.. I haven't danced that much in years ! I could go on but I think that Nesta covered things pretty well [​IMG]

    There was a track I heard at least twice at the party that I'm dying to ident. It was really dark and slower with a male vocal saying "I don't need this sh*t.. every f*cken day".. it went on for a bit but I can't think of other lyrics at the moment. If anyone knows what it is please let me know !
  3. JEMZ

    JEMZ TRIBE Member

    I was at that place for swirl in the summer and it rocks!!! Those guys put on a great party... glad you enjoyed.
  4. patio-d

    patio-d TRIBE Member

    yeah Danny Howells played it too on friday.... not sure what it's called but it was pretty bad-ass.
  5. MindBender

    MindBender TRIBE Member

    Patio-D: Can you remember any of the lyrics besides what I posted ? I still haven't found that track :\

    Jemz: The lineup for the Swirl party this May looks pretty good ! Sadly I have to go to a wedding instead :\ I picked up lots of new records on my trip, you should come over and play sometime !
  6. JEMZ

    JEMZ TRIBE Member

    Hey Chris. Are you sure the song isn't "Answering Machine" by Green Velvet? That's an old favourite of mine Kenny Glasgow played a remix of last week at the Core. I would suspect that is what you are looking for.
    Jamie [​IMG]
  7. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    hey can someone tell me why there was a party called Connected in mtl if Connected isn't happening for a few weeks?
    i'm confuzzled.
  8. stanimal

    stanimal TRIBE Member

    The Connected party in Montreal was originally scheduled for March 31 with all the other Connected parties (hence the name).

    However, due to the closeness in dates with the annual (and more popular) Bal en Blanc festival in Montreal, 514 productions decided to move their date up, to avoid any conflicts.
  9. MindBender

    MindBender TRIBE Member

    Hey Jamie, it's not Answering Machine (unless its a new, very different remix), but I do love that track [​IMG] It's got a similar angry feel to it, but just one guy talking, no answering machine messages or anything. Thanks for the guess though ! I'll find that record if its the last thing I dooooo !
  10. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    haha thanks stanimal...
    hey, isn't the whole point of Connected to have them all at the same time, linked up to one another?
    maybe i'm living in the past.
  11. kevinj

    kevinj TRIBE Member

    I was trying to find out the same track ID after Howells played it on Friday. Coleridge ID'd it for me, I just can't remember now.

    Post a message on the main board and I'm sure Matt will give you the ID.
  12. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    i think matt said it was the new choo choo romero track off his beats vol2 ep or something like that...not much help eh? [​IMG]
  13. MindBender

    MindBender TRIBE Member

    JayIsBored: Thats it alright ! Thank you sooo much [​IMG] Now I'll be able to sleep at night again [​IMG]

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