REVIEW: Subliminal Sessions vs. Dirty Dutch @ Governor’s Island 9.3


Last Monday Pacha hosted Subliminal vs. Dirty Dutch as the ultimate close-out to their popular summer series at the idyllic Governor’s Island. Featuring mega-talents like Chuckie and Erick Morillo, as well as artists from their perspective labels, the Labor Day party gave New York fans a diverse day of incredible beats.

Erick Morillo’s super group Sympho Nympho kicked off their festivities with their deep, sexy house. Comprised of Erick Morillo, Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero, and Jose Nunez, Sympho Nympho’s blend of NY legends produces a unique, dynamic sound that spans decades of musical influence. At one point the trio even dropped a bachata track, which the crowd responded to with blissful, dancing feet.

Dirty Dutch artist Betaraxx took the decks next, switching up the vibe with his techno-electro house stylings. The LA based producer’s ‘classical inspired’ sound certainly readied the crowd for the much anticipated Chuckie, as the dancefloor began to swell towards the second half of his set.

Not surprisingly, Chuckie was met with a massive response when he took the stage. Opening his set with many of his own tracks, including the fan favorite ‘Move It 2 The Drum’, the bass master soon released an onslaught of his famous mash-ups, working in tracks from Tiësto, Dada Life and Knife Party. Showing how well he knows how to work a crowd, he mixed in Jay-Z toward the conclusion of his set, which closed out with ‘When In New York’.

NY legend Erick Morillo closed out the evening with his signature sound, opening with his new track ‘The Love in Me’. Other notable drops included Dannic’s ‘Tombo’ and Sympho Nympho’s remix of Alicia Key’s ‘New Day’. Although his set was certainly was stellar as usual, the crowd seemed to have a mixed reaction to the deeper house, especially after the high energetic performance of Chuckie, who did join Morillo in leading a huge sing along to ‘Someone Like You’.

Overall the evening’s diverse sets and mixture of artists produced the perfect summer send-off party. The NY faithful will undoubtedly wait with bated breath for the return of the sun, and with it, Pacha’s summer series at Governor’s Island.

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