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Off Week Party report: HOT SINCE 82 pres. Knee Deep In Sound at Pacha

© Twitter/Hot Since 82

To delight techno lovers, Pacha and FACT collaborated once again this year in order to offer a totally exquisite electro selection for the Off Week 2017. Cocoon, Knee Deep In Sound, Social Experiment, Moon Harbor and Agoria were the chosen ones to keep us dancing for five nights long at Pacha club. For years, the club’s strong reputation has allowed it to collaborate with the best DJs of the electronic sphere. As a matter of fact, every Sunday, FACT takes over the club and attracts worldwide techno lovers thanks to the mind blowing line-ups it offers. On Wednesday 14th June, the event promoter proved once again its efficiency and its great mastery at organizing parties when Pacha’s dance floor was vibrating under Knee Deep in Sound’s music.


On this night, the iconic Pacha welcomed the famous label Knee Deep in Sound created in 2014 by the British artist Daley Padley aka. Hot Since 82. Throughout the night, a slew of talented artists set fire to the two ultra classy rooms of the club. In the main room: Christoph, Phil Weeks, Stacey Pullen (special guest DJ) and Hot Since 82. In the Black Room: Joey Daniel, Honey Dijion and Francesca Lambardo.

On our arrival, the American Stacey Pullen signed on Blackflag Recordings took control of the music from behind his turntables. He was literally enchanting the public by means of dynamic and varied tracks. Party goers were in trance until sunrise. The DJ from the “second wave” of Detroit techno (as Carl Craig, or Kenny Larkin) didn’t hesitate to vary the styles – from house to soul and techno to ambient – making the set even more captivating.

Then, playing perfectly his role of master of the night, the talented Hot Since 82 showed us what he was capable of throbbing the hearts of the dancers while alternating round bass and melodious rhythms. The British man understands very well the powerful effect that his music has on the crowd. So much that he knows exactly when and how to raise the temperature at the right time making his DJ set extremely perfectly designed. In a nutshell, we felt like nothing more than dancing all night long on the sound of a true boss who has once again confirmed his place among the leaders of the current tech house movement.

Meanwhile, in the Black Room, Francesca Lombardo, musician and completed artist, kept her public dancing until the early morning with her tech house spiced up by a deep and hypnotic rhythm coated with throbbing and full of emotion synths. As usual, the queen of the Crosstown Rebels label (founded by Damian Lazarus) transcended the crowd, creating a deep and intimate atmosphere in the Black Room. The finesse of the Italian woman rocked us and we wished it to never stop. And yet … any great moment of techno ends up stopping, but fortunately, every Sunday at Pacha, it starts all over again.

© Facebook/Francesca Lombardo