Wednesday evening saw record crowds snake around the block in freezing temperatures for the second night of the House of Vans, Berlin 2013.
Over 2000 eager fans were set to witness the biggest Boiler Room party to date and attend the most talked about party of this year’s Berlin Fashion Week.
When Vans decided to unlock the doors to one of Berlin’s most unique venues the choice of guest curators for a guaranteed extravaganza was an easy one. Boiler Room, a leading global web platform which has built a reputation from London to LA by offering unique and often unprecedented parties that offer live streamed sets from some of the worlds best DJs. Boiler Room truly represent the Off The Wall spirit and delivered a line-up of true superiority.
Dispensing with the usual tradeshow party format the Boiler Room set-up saw the DJ placed in the middle of the dance floor allowing the crowd to surround the artist and becoming part of the show for a truly special holistic and engaging experience.
Parisian techno producer Brodiniski was first up on the decks offering a sophisticated mix of deep and classic house, acidic techno with a touch of disco along with great video projections the result was an irresistible audio visual experience that got the crowd warmed up for the nigh ahead.
Carrying on from where Brodiniski left off Hercules & Love Affair inspired fans with their classic house vocals, confetti cannons and liberally distributed bottles of Champagne all making for a celebratory atmosphere.
As midnight came Modeselektor joined a stage packed full of die hard Boiler Room fanatics. Quickly delivering what can only be described as an audio barrage of controlled. Constantly encouraging the crowd to raise their hands and dance the set proved once again that they are more of a live act than studio musicians.
A slick change shortly before 1am announced the arrival of recording artist Alex Ridha – better known as Boys Noize. Continuing in the same vein as those who had come before him and amidst a cheering crowd of fans enthusiastically waving smiley face placards Boys Noize set about delivering his signature blend of melodic tracks and classic in-your-face electro tunes to an appreciative audience.
Lyon-born Gesaffelstein aka Mike Lewis was last to take to the decks producing an exquisite combination of dark and obsessional techno providing the dance floor with emotional landscapes and powerful atmospheres. This young French producer infused his set with a particular tension that was amplified by the imposing main hall of the House of Vans venue and kept the crowd going until the small hours.
Those that could not make it to the House of Vans Berlin in person had the opportunity to follow the nights events unfold via the live webcast which can be replayed at your leisure on boilerroom.tv
About House of Vans
The House of Vans is a platform for creative self-expression that hosts art, music, and skate events at its permanent location in Brooklyn, New York and through international pop up events.
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About Vans Music
Vans supports and promotes music through shoe and apparel collaborations as well as with innovative events like the Vans Warped Tour, Off the Wall Music Nights and the House of Vans. Prolific musicians such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Descendants, Kiss, Social Distortion, No Doubt, The Dropkick Murphy’s, Slayer and Millencolin have all participated in creating memorable projects and representing the Vans “Off The Wall” attitude.For more information on Vans, please visit www.vans.com