After forging iconic status when it comes to event organization and execution, NRJ and Poliakov have done it again on Saturday June 5, 2010, with none other than “Music is the Answer” creator, Danny Tenaglia.
The New Yorker with music as distinctive as his wide, trademark smile is a heavyweight in the international electronic music scene. His three decades of DJing for the most elite of clubbers and other fellow DJs, have only fueled Tenaglia’s passion and enthusiasm on stage.
The man with super-human endurance, energy and positive vibes is rumored to be a robot deep down. That rumor spread after Tenaglia’s numerous marathon sets of up to 12 consecutive hours.
Tenaglia’s visit to Lebanon was long overdue, and he made sure it was worth the wait. Through BeirutNightLife.com and Facebook, Danny stayed in touch with the anxious cubbers and promised he wouldn’t stop till the organizers (or police) stopped him. The police assigned to Forum de Beyrouthe though, were very pleased with the music, and could be seen nodding their heads to the bassy Tenaglia beats.
After Nicole Moudaber delivered a set of fresh, underground house, Tenaglia took command of the decks, earlier than what Lebanese clubbers are used to, fulfilling his promise of starting early and keeping at it for hours.
I am not partial to describing these nights as ‘journeys’, but Tenaglia’s Lebanon debut definitely qualifies as one. With 2 hours of Trance in the beginning, riddled with ups and downs in tempo and bass ensured an awesome preamble to the heavier house that was coming later in the night.
Tenaglia unveiled a track he had made especially for Lebanese clubbers, which threw revelers into a dancing frenzy.
The sun rose and got pretty high in the sky before Tenaglia left the decks to the Basement’s Jade and Diamond Setter.
All in all, the event was a magnificent one albeit with somewhat less clubbers. Tenaglia’s consistency and dedication to his genre of House, has made him a household name (get it?) to electronic music connoisseurs, and virtually unheard of to the layperson: an enhancement to the clubbing experience he offers, in my honest opinion.
Plus, i LOVED Pacman on the LED screens… Very symbolic of the Electronic Music Movement =D
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