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Sasha and Digweed - Das Kool Haus

C-NiCE

TRIBE Promoter
Magic.

Simply put this is what Sasha and Digweed pulled off tonight.

What an absolutely amazing night. From the moment I walked in, I could sense that something special was about to take place. The sound was beautifully booming. The phazon sound lived up to its hype. The lighting and visuals were top notch as expected and only served to enhance the magical atmosphere.

The tunes. What can really be said? Insane! Sasha and Digweed have taken not just progressive house, but music in general to the next level as they have always done in the past. Beautiful soundscapes, tight mixing and earthskhaking drops devastated the dancefloor all night. I can't think of a time when I danced as hard as I did tonight.

Too tired to write anymore right now, all in all one of the best nights out for me EVER. This will go down in the history books as a party of epic proportions. Peace to all the tribe peeps out tonight, don't think I could rhyme them all off. Off to bed for this cat.

Chris
 

Psyrel

TRIBE Member
holy f*ck!

Wow! Amazing night. Great to see EVERYBODY, couldn't help noticing that pretty much everyone I know on Tribe was present. :D

Loved Van M's set, thought S&D were kinda mellow (and very trance-y) when they started off, but when they got it going..... it just kept on pounding.... and lifted you up higher and higher...!!!

Definitely one for the history books!

-Tara <-- going to listen to more music now cause I'm still on an adrenaline rush.

h
 

swenard

TRIBE Member
It was absolutely wikked!

I had an awesome time!

I met highsteppa tonight!and he was nice enough to introduce me to a few of the tribe peeps...


better yet,I will post when I wake up.


shawn<---smokin another bowl, taking the dog for a squirt, then going to bed!!!!!wasted!
 
D-E-L-T-A H-E-A-V-Y

I got in around 10:30 pm by hooking up with dj cheezwhiz, ~Liquid Fairy~, trearer, choko and deep. (thanks for letting me in the line guys :))

I was pretty impressed with the set up and the decor. You can really hear the difference with the phazon sound system. Esp. when you're treated to Jimmy Van M's smooth chugging progressive sound blasting out of it. He did an excellent job of warming up the night.

But the men of the hour were outstanding. John Digweed kicked the night off with a step up from Jimmy Van M, getting a little harder and abstract. He played a rock solid hour of tunes that will cause the chinstrokers to scramble for their tracklistings to see what the hell he was playing.

Sasha took it over and gave us entirely what we wanted: new tunes that are going to be haunting us this summer. He dropped a set that is reminiscent of his Global Underground 13: Ibiza cds; party music in full throttle. A few stunners were played as well as a new Maria Nayler track, that should have me scrambling for the next little while.

When they started to tag team, the night really kicked into gear and the reason why the make such a strong, talented and unique duo became clear: they strike a balance between the party sound and the new school sound that they have made their trademark. 4am was entirely too early to end. And their set certainly didn't seem anywhere close to four hours.

Big ups to all the tribe in attendance. It's great to see cats all unified for such a fucking wicked night. Swenard; happy birthday bro, and looking forward to doing it up right again. Fir3start3r -> much respect to you and hope you had a safe journey.

And to doodlebug: happy birthday. I'm glad you enjoyed your gift :)

From the Ministry of I waited 5 years to see these two together again, and it was more than worth it.

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 
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xtollo

TRIBE Member
I finally got to meet Deep! haha Nice to meet ya man, too bad I didn't get to see you later.

I had a great night. I felt as tho they didn't turn itup a notch until the last hour (at which point I was coming down hard). There were way too many people, and there was a lot of disapointment surround the 4am shut down.

But anyways, did any of the TBK go with a girl named Marissa, wearing a kangol had sidewise?!? hah I was with her all night, lost her in the last 5 mins, pure party drama. I feel like I'm Serendipity, shudder*

Jon
 

TheLiquidFairy

TRIBE Member
*sigh*

WOW!
Seeing Sasha n Diggers tonight for the first time was Faaaaantastic! Solid set and sweeeet tunes!

I'm somewhat speechless, if you can tell.
Jimmy van M definitely did a nice job to warm things up.

The decor was spiffy indeed. What's with the tribal eh?
It was cool but I don't know, I didn't pay too much to it.

IT WAS RAMMED as well as quite hot on the dancefloor...
thank goodness I quit smoking otherwise I would have DIED.

So far this weekend is looking GREAT!

It was wicked to see the TRIBE crew! soooooo many!
YAY FOR TBK! Lol

I need to rest now...verrrry eye-opening car ride home thanks to Mr. Benz [are you lost? do you need me to come get you? :p], and Marco for pesturing me about well..he knows!

I had a FABULOUS TIME!
Mmmmmm Progressive! :)

XXX
Marian <-- get's award for Most Scatterbrained Review while sober..yikes! :)
:p
 

Suke

TRIBE Member
How was security at the door? Were they taking bribes?
coat check line?
how fast did the line-up move?
bitchy bartenders?
ginos?
rammed?
intelligent lighting?
stimuli visuals?
drunken idiots?
how many times were you asked for drugs?
Were Sasha and Diggers ... dirty?

Progressive Is Not A Crime =====================> Suke.
 

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
To further add to that list of questions...

How fucked up was Sasha by the end of the night?

Cheers,
Jay K.
 

Fir3start3r

TRIBE Member
Definately was awesome! :D
4AM just comes tooooo early, but the 1 1/2hr wait for the jacket was a bonus, so getting out at 5:30am made it seem like a full night after all. :(
They wasted NO time tearing stuff down after 4 and I'm pretty sure they were well of 1/2 way done by the time I got my jacket.

They played a lot of stuff I haven't heard although there was about 3-4 I did recognize...
No doubt about it, they were great, and now I can say I've seen Sasha twice! woO! :)

The sound was excellant. Even early in the night when I was sitting on the couch it was great.

Yes...I just got in the door about 1/2 hr ago as I agree to give some poor TrancEaddict comrade a lift home in Oakville, and then trek back to Brampton (with a pit stop to McD's for some Egg McMuffins...mmmmmm.......muffins.....:p)

It was great to findly get to meet some of the regular Tribers this time round... :)
Thanks so much to Mingster for the ticket!! . You rock! ;)
Highsteppa, Deep, Vinder, Jayisbored, uh....damn...can't remember the rest! lol....(sorry guys/gals)

Anyways.....I'm off to have a shower to get some to this smoke smell off me and then hit the hay.

Cheers! Hope to see you all again... :)

Jeff
 
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Fir3start3r

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Suke
How was security at the door? Were they taking bribes?
Typical Kook Haus security I guess. No.

coat check line?
While getting in; great. Getting out however proved to be a nightmare.

how fast did the line-up move?
Getting in; not sure, I came early but I hear some people waited about 45min. or so.

bitchy bartenders?
No, they alright with me...

ginos?
Ginos.....and their boyfriends....

rammed?
The Ginos? oh....yes...it was pretty packed....

intelligent lighting?
stimuli visuals?
Both. :D

drunken idiots?
Actually I didn't see one. Everyone was quite nice and enjoying the tOOns...

how many times were you asked for drugs?
I was asked about 4 times actually.

Were Sasha and Diggers ... dirty?
Dirty? Hmmm....nope....don't think I'd use that word....Awesome more like it! :cool:

Progressive Is Not A Crime =====================> Suke.
Absolutely NOT! :D

:cool: :cool:
 

Musical Rush

TRIBE Member
Well all I have to say is HOLY shit was that loud enough LOL That was one wicked party I thought Digweed schoold Sasha the only time I really danced was to Digweed he dropped down some of the sweetest tracks and just kept the flow going.

It was nice meeting alot of familar faces and met alot of new ones this party was fuckin wicked.I was partying all night with the owner of Perly's maps this guy is the bomb hahahaha man it was fun.

Hope i have enough energy for the 416 party tonight cus there is going to be some hard ass MF trance being played there tonight.
 

Spiritual_Thang

TRIBE Member
oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god.

I must have screamed ''how fuckin good is this guy?" like 50 times last nite to anyone who would listen.

Totally amazing nite, Digweed was awesome and Sasha was so incredible I can't quite form the words. When I die and have to wait in line to get through the gates, Sasha will be spinning.

I don't know about anyone else, but when Sasha dropped Age of Love, mixing those beautiful vocals, I teared up. I couldn't even control myself. I was like a baby. In total awe. I just had to keep screaming "HOW FUCKIN GOOD IS THIS GUY!!!"

And as for the crowd, totally awesome vibe everywhere. I talked to ripped ginos, e-heads, whoever-whereever and everyone was just lovin it. So many people stopped to compliment the dancin, and that just totally added to the nites enjoyment.

So fuckin worth 42 bucks!!! Way better than goin to System three times.

P.S. I am a former ecstasy addict and Im on my third month of stayin clean. My excuse as a user not to get off the drugs was that I thought I couldn't party or enjoy myself proper if I wasn't on ecstasy. I can say with full confidence, that if the DJ is good and the crowd is feelin it, drugs are a waste of your time (and braincells). I danced hard for 5 hours, harder than most people around me, and had one of the best clubbing experiences of my life. Not only that, I feel good this morning and will actually eat breakfast! Remember breakfast?

Cool.

Best T.O. Clubbin nite in awhile....
 

KillaLadY

TRIBE Member
I am really proud to hear about your decision to quit E. I have been clean for almost a year and not regreting it one bit.

All I can say is that last night was A W E S O M E!... I am speechless and I just got home. LOL
Amasing night... worth every penny!
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Jimmy Van M - Disappointingly downtempo. I hate it when really good DJ's aren't allowed to go full throttle for fear of stealing the show. I say let 'em all have at it, let the best dj win.

Diggers - Technically flawless, musically mundane. Despite his brilliance sometimes I wonder if progressive is as appropos a descriptor of his style than just low-key house.

Sasha - Kicked the crowd's ass, plain and simple. Having never really heard him before (ruling out the time he was at Meow, where the crowd was just too irritating to weather for sake of his set), this guy delivered the goods, regardless of how many dozens of E's he may have been on. Trancey melodic elements, but not cliched, thumping progressive that actually went somewhere, rumbling bassy tracks that put that Phazon to good use.

Last 1/3 of their set was phenomenal. The first 2/3 didn't really feel like it was doing anything other than provide a prelude. Added to the fact that the party closed at 4AM, and I felt as though I certainly wanted more, from how the crowd was, it seemed as though I wasn't alone.

I was pretty damned shocked to hear what seemed like a trainwreck towards the end of the set, with the regard these guys are held in as mixers. The party was not as packed as I thought it would be. Coat check was pretty hurting when they shut things down.

Great people all around (Happy birthday again, Mal) + good music = good reason to have been waiting outside for an hour in the cold.
 
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Nesta

TRIBE Member
what a fun night!
saw and greeted about 300 tribe and gu kids.
for me, this night was definitely about the sound, decor, and numerous peeps and friends that i knew in the place. i would float from one crew to another. the dark corners of the club is where it was at. i thought jimmy van m played a wicked set, creating a lot of tension and anticipation for the dynmaic duo. digweed was his good old self, but sasha was the one who really fucked shit up. he dropped some really wicked tracks, with a few in particular that really stood out. one track he played i can only classify as progressive electro. deadly! it was not as rammed as i thought it would be, but it seems as though everybody got there for 10-10:30pm.

the dj booth and sound system were phenomenal.
there were some serious skins inside!
the lighting was out of this world.
the programming of the tracks and lighting was completely in sync.
the coat check line to get in was super fast.
to get out was the complete opposite.
security just lightly frisked me down.
i didn't see any bouncers taking bribes, but the amount of scalpers selling tickets was insane.
i felt like i was in line for a leafs playoff game.

ending the party at 4 was just not right.
everybody was going around saying that they were playing 'til 6, but i didn't buy it.

thanks to smackers for letting me pass out on his oh so comfy bed.
thanks to all of you for reminding me again why i love going out in this great city of ours.

'til next time...
 
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seeker

TRIBE Member
what needs to be said

simply amazing. words cannot do this evening justice, IMO. this is everything i was hoping for. it was a packaged evening; people will probably complain about that. i totally enjoyed the 'slickness' of the production. the lighting was liike nothing i've seen in years, and the sound was better than anything.
top that off with S + D at the controls, what more needs to be said? amazing.

and for the inevitable haters out there -- you may not like S + D or 'progressive', but for those who were there, you know: this is what trance is about. :)
 
Originally posted by Suke
How was security at the door? Were they taking bribes?
Had no problem with security, got in with out a hitch and was whisked in

coat check line?
As Fir3start3r said, getting in was a snap, getting out I had to wait over an hour to get my jacket. It didn't help either that we had roadies yelling at us to get out, when it's the coat check team that's holding everyone up

how fast did the line-up move?
I got there extra early as I knew this was going to be a crazy night. Those that did not are FOOLS

bitchy bartenders?
Yes, but towards idiot customers that would keep adding to their order, they treated me fine

ginos?
This is guvernment/kool haus we're talking about, that's like asking if there's going to be trailers in a trailer park

rammed?
very much so

intelligent lighting?
With an IQ of 600000. Actually, I was way too into the music to pay too much attention into the visuals. What I did notice, however, did impress me.

stimuli visuals?
See above

drunken idiots?
See Ginos response

how many times were you asked for drugs?
Once. And it was for K

Were Sasha and Diggers ... dirty?
If you mean trashed, it sure didn't seem like it, they seemed very alert and coherent. If you mean were they off the hook, yes indeed

Progressive Is Not A Crime =====================> Suke.
Damn right brother.

From the Ministry of took your quiz

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Suke
How was security at the door? Were they taking bribes?


Didn't seem that way. Moved surprisingly brisk for the sheer amount of people lined up.

coat check line?
the miltary acronym FIFO comes to mind, except here it means Fast In Fucked Out

how fast did the line-up move?
see above

bitchy bartenders?
No problems here. Especially liked the one blonde who was all but spilling out of her top. Go team subtlety!

At the guvernment complex? surely you jest

Not as bad as I was expecting, many open pockets of space for dancing all throughout. Sometimes I like being in a packed party, personally, more energy.

intelligent lighting?
top notch lasers

stimuli visuals?
I thought the stuff they had up on the screens was fairly low tech and laughable, personally. Someone was telling me that they brought in their own visual crew, which is pretty sad if they did.

drunken idiots?
Not me, for once

Were Sasha and Diggers ... dirty?
Sasha yes, diggers no
 
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Karim

TRIBE Member
What a great night. In need of another ticket for my brother, we got there EXTRA early (and I mean EXTRA early, 8 pm), and we were trying to deal with the scalpers. Those SOB's were offering them to us for 100 and wouldn't go lower. Later, while thinking what we would do, we were informed by this very cute girl that they are going to sell a block of tickets at the door. I think only 200 were going to be sold. YAY!!

Going early had it's perks. Can you say FREE PARKING!

With this new news, we headed to the LCBO, bought a bunch of revs, and went back to the car to get an early start on drinking. Then we go to the line and a line has already started to form. It was around 9:15 when we got to the line. The line started moving and my bro had a rev in his hand. The bouncer flips out and tells him to throw it out. My bro starts to chug it and the bouncer screams "Don't fucking chug it, throw it out!" and my brother holds it out to the bouncer. The bouncer with this "What the fuck?" look on his face grabbed it, and chucked the bottle across the lot. We thought my brother just screwed up his chances of getting in. We got in nonetheless.

Jimmy Van M set the great mood for going around and talking to lots of people. I ran into so many friendly people, and chance meetings with people I know from other message boards. I was with my friend Jared (from Vancouver) and we were going around doing the usual greets, and whatnot.

James (El Presidente) I was looking around for ya since we didn't get a chance to meet at Hybrid, and me and Jared couldn't find ya. Shame :(

Anyways, we started dancing after a while and had a great time. Friendly faces all around. I didn't even mind the Gino's, and thankfully, less shirtless dudes then at Hybrid.

High fives all around, permanent smiles on peoples faces, as things started to pick up.

During Jimmy's set, John Digweed was on the dancefloor. One lucky girl got her picture taken with him, and Jared got to shake his hand while I was trying to get the camera on. But he took off before I could get a shot. Way cool guy though.

Midnight hit, and John came onto the decks to a very friendly reception, and started laying down the blissful progressive. Eyes closed, smile wide, I danced away.

To comment on the visuals, they were stunning. Dark, creepy, but just overall COOL. The lights were great, especially the lights that made it seem as if you were in a tunnel of light, way cool. They usually turned those on for whenever there was a heavenly sequence in a track. What was on the screens was brilliant. I thought it was just awesome. Holy color changing DJ boot :)

Back to the music, Sasha came on and "ripped the club a new asshole". He layed it down nice and hard, and got everyone jumping off their feet.

Sure the dancefloor was tight, and sure all you could do is wiggle to the music, but a great time nonetheless.

They started tag teaming alot near the end. People were in full force at this time. None stop insanity. After a breakdown, you would look back over the crowd, and just see a sea of hands all flying through the air. Very cool, very goosebump inducing.

They didn't go a minute over 4. They actually started takeing the stage apart at like 3:30 or so. How dare they end when they said they would!! Arghh. I saw sasha look out at the crowd reaction to the early cut off, and his face said "There's nothing I can do". Everyone was still buzzing like crazy at that time. The set peaked at 3:55 and before we know it, dead. House lights, on, everything. Still way worth it, but if it went on till 6, that would have been great.

After the show, it was the scramble for coat check. Holy smokes, what a line. I was in the front 1/3 of the line, but looking back, I felt genuinely bad for everyone in the back expecting the line to move fast. It moved like an inch every 8 minutes or so. It was brutal. Made me wish that I left my coat in the car. That was that, we walked out, and got SWAMPED with flyers. Woohoo, Dave Seaman!

Back to the car, and the ride home.........

Pictures coming soon......

Originally posted by Suke

How was security at the door?
-Quite the pat down, the security lady even checked my shoes!
Were they taking bribes?
-Not that I know of.
coat check line?
-Goin in was no problem. Going out was outlined above.
how fast did the line-up move?
-Once the doors opened, we were pretty much in.
bitchy bartenders?
-Nah, really nice, and the coat check ladies are superfriendly.
ginos?
-Yeah :rolleyes:
rammed?
-Yeah!
intelligent lighting?
-You wouldn't believe!.......
stimuli visuals?
-Very cool tribal alien things, on the screens!
drunken idiots?
-My Brother!
how many times were you asked for drugs?
-People only asked if I was on drugs, and when I would say no, they couldn't believe it.
Were Sasha and Diggers ... dirty?
-Define dirty :)

Progressive Is Not A Crime =====================> Suke.
Apologies to anyone who wasted a shitload of time reading my overly long post.

:D <---- No sleep since
Karim
 

H2Whoa

TRIBE Member
Super fun night. Got there around 10:30 and we paid the bouncer $10 to bypass the line - fuck waiting. Decent warmup by JVM but I wish he could have pounded it out.

Crisp and killer sounds coming out of the system. I ran into John Digweed walking at the edge of the crowd and said hello. Nice guy (or whatever I can deduce from a 24 second conversation).

I liked them both, maybe preferred Sasha especially the last hour or so. I did not want it to end at 4 though - a rip for a $40+ party.

We also made a good decision by getting our coats at 3:30. I swear the entire club popualtion was in the coat check line.
 

CP89

TRIBE Member
awsome presentation.
big big sound.
S & D technical/mixing skills were perfect, as expected.
but, IMO, I definitely would not classify it as one of the best sets of the year. With 2 or 3 more hours to work with,
S & D could've probably taken it to another level.
I found it got deep and monotonous too often.
I'd like to see what Steve Lawler would do with that sound system and space - just a thought.

Overall - 7.5/10
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by H2Whoa
I liked them both, maybe preferred Sasha especially the last hour or so. I did not want it to end at 4 though - a rip for a $40+ party.
as far as I know, 4 hours of s&d's time is all that $40+ canadian will buy. I think in terms of fees they're the highest
 

Silverback

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Karim
After the show, it was the scramble for coat check. Holy smokes, what a line. I was in the front 1/3 of the line, but looking back, I felt genuinely bad for everyone in the back expecting the line to move fast. It moved like an inch every 8 minutes or so. It was brutal. Made me wish that I left my coat in the car.
Coat check is over rated. Just stash your jacket somewhere (I had too, I got there late and the coat check was full) safe and pick it up when the night is over. As everyone went to get their coat at 4, I went the opposite way, picked up my coat that I stashed in the far right corner (looking at the booth) and walked out the back door, was out by 5 after 4. Walked around front to grab some mystery meat and low and behold, Digger's standing there with the video camera! Shook the man's hand and left.

<--- Good night!
 
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