On Saturday night while up in Johannesburg I joined Von Lurie and Hidro of MyCityByNight Jozi for what was billed as an epic dance event that would rival the likes of those seen overseas in Holland and Ibiza!
So lets start with the promotion of the event…
Firstly, Off the Wall Events realised that it was necessary to cover as many mediums as possible in the promotion of the Electric Mansion event and went on to pay for a series of ads on 5fm and enlist the help of the totally awesome online team of MCBN to keep their digital image and promotion ahead of the event top notch.
The production on the night was like I had never seen before with pyrotechnics being used inside of Gallagher Estate during the event. There was a fashion show and then all sorts of scantily clad people gyrating on stages all over the place. We’ve got some really epic footage of all of this but will only be putting it up later this week after a bit of an edit- hehe you must watch what goes out on HD 😉
As far dj talent on the night goes, it was pretty much an eargasm of music all night with Marco V, First State and Sander van Doorn combining to absolutely destroy Gallagher Estate. The first International dj to drop it on the night was Marco V and he played a fairly driving set that had one or super classics thrown in to make sure the Jozi crowd was amped for likes of Sander van Doorn.
Sander van Doorn had one of the craziest intros that I had ever seen inside a club and the proceded to take the crowd on an epic trance journey that had the crowd dancing like they had the power of the rave inside them! The set was truely some of the most educated and perceptive of the crowd’s tastes that I have ever heard and Sander was smiling and jamming along with the crowd the entire time (top class and essential in my opinion). Sander even dropped his epic remix of the Killers- Spaceman which sent the entire rave into a euphoric explosion that I havent seen since Tiesto dropped Lethal Industry when he played at Silverstroom as the sun was coming up over the Cape coast all those years ago.
First State then had the duty of closing up the party with some truely fantastic blend of uplifting, dreamy and melodic trance that had all those there with their hands raised firmly in the air.
Being the online nightlife authority in South Africa we hooked up a little exclusive video interview with the super star dj and current number 12 in the DJ MAG TOP 100- Sander van Doorn. Epic really. We’ll pop that up as soon as we can- along some of the NSFW action from Electric Mansion.
The only pity was the attendance- Gallagher Estate was massive and the venue could have held far more than the couple of thousand that did turn up on the night. I have no doubt that Off the Wall events will keep up this unbelievably high standard in future productions and that more people come out and be amazed.
A big thanks to our ticket winners, who all seemed to be having the biggest jol on the night and also to Off the Wall and the Electric Mansion for an awesome event.
South Africa is finally getting the big acts and World Class production that we have been waiting for.