Shadow Dancer and DJ Funk @ Sub Club, 1 May
With label mate Strip Steve’s remix of Outlander’s “The Vamp” racing to a finish and the artwork from their first EP flashing lazily on the walls, Shadow Dancer stormed the Sub Club’s DJ booth, unleashing their debut track “Poke” upon a crowd buzzing with excitement and already beginning to glisten with sweat.
For the next 2 hours, Shadow Dancer, who were first discovered by Boys Noize after he stumbled across their Myspace page and signed them up to his label, batter the eardrums of the Numbers crowd with their unique brand of “glitchy” electro. Their intense live set was sublime, peaking as stand-out track Cowbois exploded through the humidity of the dance floor,
The Manchester duo were followed by headliner DJ Funk who arrived in the booth in a flurry of high tempo drum bets, “ass” references and gratuitous visuals. The dancefloor was transformed into a sweaty bounce as Funk delighted the crowd with an hour of fast paced ghetto house, his remix of Justice’s “Let Their Be Light” a definite crowd pleaser.
Were it not for a brief halt in proceedings where Funk had to tell off several “backseat DJ’s” down the front who kept trying to scratch his records, the night was a flawless affair and all who attended left feeling safe in the knowledge that on a night with so much to choose from, they had definitely made the right decision.