REVIEW: Coldharbour Night @ District 36 8.3
It’s safe to say that a critical mass of the Coldharbour family took over District 36 in New York City this past Friday, only leaving the dark tech-trance fans wanting more and more. The team did nothing short of shaking the whole place down and delivered three amazing sets that only helped the great moral in the whole club.
The Miami-based duo were the first to really set the mood for their Coldharbour fans, dropping tracks such as their highly anticipated ‘Lights’ remix that many GDJB fans have ranted about since hearing it a couple of weeks ago. Versatility is something that a set should always have and that is exactly what Tim & Mike brought. Any time that you hear a classic vocal track such as ‘Sweet Disposition,’ it is a positive sign for what lays ahead. On top of classics and other floor stompers, i.e. Arno Cost’s ‘Lise,’ it was clear that these two guys were doing a great job of reading the vibe of the crowd.
Jaws completely dropped (at least for myself) when the duo threw down the original mix of Mark Knight’s latest track ‘Nothing Matters,’ featuring the heart warming vocals of Skin. With the help of the overpowering sub woofers in D36, G&H threw down an exceptional warm up set for the rest of the night.
Going into this night, KhoMha was most likely the main attraction. ‘The Dark Knight’ has been overwhelming the tech-trance and Twitter world – anyone who has not recently been living under a rock has had his tracks on repeat. After his Coldharbour Day set, anxiety was at an all time high to see this guy make a debut in NYC. Things were a little rocky when first hearing the vocals of Alesso’s ‘Pressure’ but, all was saved once mixed into Matthew Petterson’s ‘Squarface’ evolving it into the KhoMha vs. Schulz reload remix. The Colombian native made his signature ‘Reload’ remixes a thematic trend of his set and the audience did not disapprove.
Simply said: ‘Fire Wire’ (Reload remix). The original track within itself is a tech-trance bomb…the reload remix has the khoMha twist and stamps it with a unique dark sound. Speaking of dark, KhoMha’s take on ‘The Box’ was dropped that night and the track is timeless. Everyone’s face was in utter disbelief but, the happiest they have ever been. In a turn of events towards the end of his set, KhoMha throws in mashup with Romero, ‘Magnetik Generation’, and the always a thrill ‘Epic’ to add a little electro flair.
The only proper way to end a Coldharbour night is with the one and only Romanian, Mr. Pit. After hearing his remix for Marcel Woods ‘Lemon Tree’ several years back, this CLHR member adds to the list of DJs making their first NYC debut and doing a great job. Starting off light, Pit throws ‘In My Mind’ at the crowd which could have never been guessed going into the night. Coming back to the darkness, the expected ‘It Is What It Is’ worked wonders on D36′s dance floor as well as ‘Digital Madness’ (Transmission 2011 Theme) produced by CLHR leader himself, Markus Schulz. To continue with the signature sound, he left us with a huge bang of a track ‘Remember Magnetic North (Coldharbour 2012 Big Room Reconstruction)’.
Suffice to say that Coldharbour Night was highly anticipated and for good reason. The music was rife with the heavy bass lines that the fans craved and way more. Hopefully, District 36 keeps the true trance shows flowing as they have been for the past couple of weeks!