The red glow from Circoloco’s lights illuminates the trees around DC-10’s infamous garden as I arrive there for my first time at the club.
Already there’s a half full dance floor on the garden with plenty of seasoned clubbers getting well and truly in the groove as Konstantin hands over to Clive Henry who settles into one of the best warm up sets I’ve heard on the island all week. Rich, rounded house rolls out of the fantastic sound system.
The first of many hands in the air moments was as Dyed Soundsystem’s remix of Sunday Gathering bounces across the wooden floor of the garden.
With 2 long bars outside there was never any long ques to get a drink and the pouring was generous. Then venturing into the main room we were greeted by Anthony Parasole who played the surprise best set of the night with rollercoasteresque twists and turns. Diynamic (their label) duo H.O.S.H and Solomun delivered outstanding sets both inside and out respectively. As the garden closed people piled inside and while packed the experience of Circoloco clubbers speaks volumes by never feeling uncomfortable. Robello, Nastia, Art Department and Margaret Dygas smashed out their own brands of hard edged tech house and techno.
The bathrooms may have had a decent line to get in but having teams of cleaners on call kept them tidier than a lot of public bathrooms. Butch vs David Squillace provided a welcome relief with groovier tech house where the pair worked well together to create builds that demanded the audience to raise their hands with vigour.
Leaving early before Jackmaster was a tough decision with DC-10 and Circoloco leaving a lasting impression and proving why they’re one of the favourite destinations for techno fans from across the globe. Alas Cocoon beckoned.