MC Productions Presents: Breaking Point @ Heat Nightclub, Perth (24/04/2007)
Tue 1st May, 2007 Event Reviews 1104 viewsin
MC Productions launched their first mid-week local breaks night – appropriately named “Breaking Point” at the recently refurbished Heat Nightclub this past Tuesday. On the eve of ANZAC Day, there certainly was an air of “history in the making” as the local boys lined up to show us what they’re made of.
Moe kick-started the night with a funky UK Garage infused set which was well received by the early birds in attendance. Tarquin followed with a heavy breaks set opened by the ever-popular lyric of Underworld’s Born Slippy and as the room filled, there was an air of appreciation for his style, track selection and mixing ability.
Serial ATA (aka DJ Sketch and MC Orpheus) played a dark breaks set which was well received, and attracted a lot of interest. This dynamic duo play using Ableton Live and a VST’i Host (triggered by an external 25 key midi controller) along with FS2 and Traktor. Showcasing their own productions including 4teen, Pulp, Merge, and Sleep Light, the boys made a lasting impression. Known for my distaste in MCs, I must say that Orpheus did an excellent job in adding to the tracks (rather than detracting from them like so many others), a true advantage of their collaborative style.
Lyndon’s set between 11pm – 12am was by far the highlight of my night, along with the majority of the crew who paid their respects to the up and coming DJ. His dirty tech-house/breaks/electro blend was nothing short of pure unadulterated aural pleasure. Tracks such as Reaching Out – Timewriter (Dave Spoon), What else is there – Royksopp (BK Bootleg) and Killer Applikation – Malente (Ashton shuffle remix) got everyone moving. Layering Trophy Twins (Missy Elliot remix) over the filthy bassline of In Cairo – Digtalism was a down-right dirty success, and despite a few technical glitches, pulled off an awesome first ‘big room’ performance. Closing with Bass Kleph’s They Don’t Know worked a treat, and as Karl Sav took over the decks, the booty-shakin’ bunch began counting down the days until Lyndon’s next Breaking Point appearance.
Karl Sav, lover of the broken beat, DJ, producer and fellow ITM contributor warmed up the decks for Diverted between 12am-1am. Due to unforseen circumstances, I was only able to catch the start of Karl Sav’s set (and missed the Diverted [UK] set completely). Rumor has it that Karl Sav played a Footrot Flats bootleg .. but not too sure of the credibility of that quote due to copious jäger bomb consumption!! Needless to say, I was rather disappointed as it is not every day that you get to see an international act for free, especially one with a reputation for producing some truly rockin’ breakbeat tracks! Certainly an impressive local showcase none-the-less and looking forward to seeing more of our troops in their finest glory in the weeks to come.