The well known and increasingly influential promotion held a massive Halloween party at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday 27th October. It brought together a world class line-up including Sam Paganini, Prosumer, Or:La, George FitzGerald, Faki, Moodymann, Eats Everything, Robert Hood and many others all bring their a-game.
Next to the huge line-up was huge production, with lighting, lasers and visuals like we have never seen before. It made the whole thing truly immersive and atmospheric, almost like a Hollywood film set.
What made it even more special was the fact that just about every dancer came in a proper halloween costume with all sorts of props. From witches to ghosts to Freddy Kruger characters, the floor was awash with amazingly colourful sights.
Of course, the DJs were also vitally important, and here come five of there best sets before Terminal V return in Easter 2019 with another mammoth event.
This fast rising Belgian star takes no prisoners. She slayed the main stage and with so much of her own, as well as plenty of musical energy. Big, dark tunes with driving drums were the oder of the night, and later on, she went to play a thrilling three hour set at the afterparty as well. What a star.
By now one of the most iconic DJs in the game, with big tunes, a big heart and big options, The Black Madonna always makes an impression. She closed the second stage and went from disco, to house and techno with effortless ease. She played to the crowd and really served up a fun set to close out the day, with classics of old next to future anthems.
The man behind ‘Neutron Dance’, one of this summer’s biggest tunes, brought his A game to this party. He played a great set at the second stage, with some of his classic tunes getting big reactions. He warmed up the whole crowd perfectly and got them ready to burst before the main man Moodymann came on later.
Playing the Sneaky Pete’s room, which was set up with low ceilings and reminds you of Scotland’s legendary Sub Club, this 400 capacity room made for cosy and personal vibes as Call Super casted his evocatively poetic magic upon those stood before him. The dexterous DJ wizzed through IDM, complex techno, dark electro and all with a deft skill that relied on quick mixing and plenty of peaks and troughs.
Scottish legends Optimo also played this intimate room. Their famously eclectic sound was in full force, as they whipped thorough some halloween thrillers, various different styles from electro to techno, and did so with a relentless sense of energy that made it a real sweat box.
Words by: Jake Davies