Review | Carl Cox Revolution Opening Party, Night to remember

Review | Carl Cox Revolution Opening Party, Night to remember

Holly Reed

On a balmy mid-June night, clubbers young and old journeyed to Space for the final opening of Carl Cox’s Revolution.

Carl’s dutiful foot soldiers ascended in their hundreds for a night of techno,  featuring Christian Varela, Luciano and of course the main man himself, Mr Carl Cox.

We entered the party for the late session though it kicked off at 8pm and propelled straight into the main room where Varela was playing a steady set of rousing techno, the crowds came to life with his track Caramba, Groove Together by Apple Juice – the feeling was that every moment was one to be treasured, a union of people anticipating something special.  The crescendo for me was his offering of Eric Prydz’s Opus (Four Tet remix) which gave the packed sweaty room a strange hypnotic quality and calm to it.

Next up was Luciano the Chilean-Swiss DJ who had the room in his hands from the start. We’ve seen him before in the open air venue of Destino so this was a much more of an intimate affair in Space’s Main Room. The music changed  with some Latin rhythms thrown into his techno set which changed the pace and the dancing style somewhat on the floor, tech order was restored with the highlight being Oxio’s anthemic  ‘Domino’. Luciano kept the techno pace rising until you could almost feel the crowd baying for the night’s main attraction. Then, out of the colossal lasers and video production stood the almost godly like Carl Cox with a cloud of CO2 smoke and an with an ‘ Oh Yes, Oh Yes!’ from Carl, HIS crowd erupted.

Carl started his set with huge basslines, video production from another planet and his own army of female podium dancers dressed in full (pretty skimpy) military gear embodying the ‘Revolution’ theme.

Space owner Pepe Rosello, another legend in his own right, joined Carl in the booth, he looked in his element and it was evident that Carl and the crowd were appreciative of him and his club in this…its final season. Carl’s set included Marco Faraone’s ‘Climax’, ‘Overcast’ by Jel Ford and ‘Death By House’ from Len Faki, which the crowd went wild for.

Carl was still looking as fresh at 6am as he did at 3am, the music similarly so.

This season for Space will be a special one and with nights like Carl Cox’s Revolution finishing up where they started we think every Tuesday night will feel like the first… unbelievable scenes…

Make sure you dont miss one of the final shows this season, get your tickets here

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