Date: Saturday 26th of March
Venue: Civic Underground
Arists: Dreems, Simon Caldwell
The show took place over the Easter long weekend. Generally a time seen to relax, get out of Sydney and pray to God. I did none of those things by choosing to stay in Sydney to get my techno fix (and invariably use the rest of the long weekend to sleep off a hangover).
The first act/headliner on the bill was Dreems, a Sydney based music producer. I am not familiar with his productions so I can comment on the style or quality. What I can comment on was his skills and performance as a DJ, basically I would say he is a fairly bad DJ, who at times in his set had troubles beat matching. The track selection also wasn’t fantastic as the tracks didn’t seem to fit particularly well together or be very well through out. Granted his focus is probably on productions but a little more preparation would be advised if you are going to play a set to several hundred people at a nightclub. I wasn’t too bothered by the performance because the man we all wanted to see was Simon Caldwell.
If you are a Sydney resident into the house and techno scene or a lister to FBI radio, there is a good change you would have heard of or seen Simon Caldwell at some point. Simon Caldwell is a Sydney based DJ who hosts a regular FBI radio session called sunsets on Monday nights. Other activities include being a teacher at the Australian Institute of Music and the occasionally international tour.
If you know either Jack, Nico or myself, its no secret that we love Simon Caldwell and we make no attempt to hide this fact. I’m sure that there are a reasonable number of people that are sick of hearing us froth over Simon but that doesn’t bother me. To all those in the know, Simon is rated as Sydney’s best DJ and we can verify this fact after having seen Simon a good 10+ times.
The Simon Show
As usual Sime brought the heat playing his usual mix of dirty tech house and acid house. It think its the combination of great music, awesome company, good venues and fun all round that characterises Simon shows and makes me enjoy him so much. C.U Saturday was no different and I would describe as an ideal show. Time and time Sime proves just how good a DJ he really is by exceeding already very high expectations.
The night was topped off by some delicious watermelon and rum cocktails at pres (which got me pretty slops) and making some enjoyable new friendlies.
Sydney should feel very lucky to have DJ the caliber of Simon Caldwell.