Friday, December 7, 2012

DJ Bolivia - Live Set from Dada Bar in Beijing

I spent the last several weeks travelling in China. During that time, I was given an opportunity to play at a Psy-Trance event at the Dada Club in Beijing. It's only been open for three or four months, but apparently the parties that they've thrown there for the last month or two have been quite solid (Dada has other franchises in Asia). The party that I played at, Psyfidelity, was put on by GOA Productions.




This particular event was definitely popular. It started around 10pm, and the dance floor was pretty much packed solid by 11pm (a mix of about half locals and half expats). I started my set around 2:30am, and the crowd was still going strong when the next DJ came on after me. I was really impressed with that, since they were up against Paul van Dyk at Tango that night. The club's website said that they closed at 5am, but the promoter I was staying with said that GOA production parties often last until lunch-time the following day. They were well organized with the advertising and logistics, and the venue was well-decorated compared to how I'd seen it earlier in the week.

I got added to the original lineup by Pete and Redi just a few days before the event, after getting introduced the crew by a mutual friend (tProphet). But the guys rearranged their lineup to give me a prime spot, which I definitely appreciated. Anyone that I heard that night could have taken a headlining spot though ... I heard a lot of great tracks and no glitches from any of the other DJ's.




Here's a Direct Link to a recording of my set:
http://www.chma.fm/DJ_Bolivia_-_Live_in_Beijing,_2012-12-01.mp3

And here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:



Obviously, psy-trance is not quite my normal style for DJ'ing, since I usually play progressive-house or tech-house in EDM-focused venues, or more mainstream dance tracks at some other clubs. But it was definitely a very nice change of pace! For this set, I started out with a group of slightly subdued tracks. The dance floor had been going hard for several hours, so I figured that a few tracks with several breakdowns wouldn't hurt to let them catch their breath. After about half an hour, I started to bump up the energy again. Here are track listings from the set:

01. Aiodaya, "Psychedelic Pyramide" (Original Mix).
02. Hi Profile, "Free Progressive Lessons" (Original Mix).
03. Kingpink, "Shine Like A Star" (Original Mix).
04. Kingpink, "Right And Wrong" (Original Mix).
05. Meller, "Beach" (Original Mix).
06. Neelix, "String Theory" (Original Mix).
07. Invisible Reality, Space Hypnose, "Dance Of Shadows" (Original Mix).
08. Comatic, "Neutralizer" (Comatic & Asarualim Rework).
09. System E, "Armageddon" (Original Mix).
10. System E, "Blue Moon" (Original Mix).
11. ManMadeMan, "Halt Production" (Martian Arts Remix).

Unfortunately, this recording was made from my laptop feed rather than from the "record out" signal line on the mixer, so the various DJM-800 mixer effects that I used during the show (flanger, trans, echo, reverb, filter, etc.) are not captured in this recording.

For more information about GOA Productions, check out the following web links:

https://www.facebook.com/GoaProductions
https://www.facebook.com/groups/58329503444/
http://site.douban.com/GoaProductions
http://weibo.com/goaproductions
http://www.tudou.com/home/_103219449
http://u.youku.com/GoaProductions
http://www.reverbnation.com/label/goaproductions
http://www.goaproductions.com














(Photographs by Redi Sivan)



DJ Bolivia's main website: http://www.djbolivia.ca

Photo galleries from Beijing: http://www.djbolivia.ca/photos_beijing2012.html



DJ Bolivia - Live in Beijing, 2012-12-01 by Djbolivia on Mixcloud




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