Monday, 7 March 2011

Naive ft/ Fred Falke & DJ Falcon: Review 26/02/11

Now on it's 5th party Glasgow’s favourite new club night, Naïve yet again hosts an impressive line-up this evening with Fred Falke, DJ Falcon and resident Peace. Despite it’s infancy, Naïve has delivered thunderous claps of house and disco from heavy weights such as Busy P, A-Trak and Feadz over the past six months for mere pennies and this evening promises to deliver more of the same.

First up, to the crowds delight, resident Peace opens the night with long forgotten hip hop and r’n’b classics . Remember Tweet? NOW YOU DO. “Oops (Oh My)“ and Lil’ Wayne’s “A Mili” were sure highlights from this booming set. There’s always an innate freshness that comes from Peace’s sets; very cool and very danceable, Peace is right where he belongs sharing stage with the aforementioned big names on tonight.

Thumbs up for Peace...

Here, DJ Falcon where you been? When was that last release again? Are you even a DJ anymore?? LOL JKS I’m joshing Stephane - “So Much Love To Give” is a fucking tune, and you seem to have done alright from it. Admittedly, Falcon has been lying low somewhat for the past few years, yet on stage at Naïve mixing a bouncing set of high energy house and funk it feels like he’s never been away.

Inbetween DJ Falcon and Fred Falke (OH I WISH) I slink downstairs to gay dance party Menergy who were also using the Art School tonight . It was an assault on the senses to say the least; hair, tits, neon and squeals galore, it was like RuPaul’s Drag Race on acid. Drag Queen karaoke was in full swing, and of course I took it upon myself to saunter on stage during “S&M” to get whipped profusely by Cher and humiliate myself. Ladyboys and Lil’ Wayne all under one roof was obviously too much for me. Time to head back upstairs I think…

Falcon: So Much Love To Give

With bass guitar strapped on and the now heaving crowd growing slightly restless, Fred Falke drops Naïve into a sweaty froth of smooth electro and delicious disco. Falke’s remixing repertoire stretches to each end of the spectrum with mixes on everyone from Ke$ha to Grizzly Bear; the souless pop lover inside me wishes he'd played his Katy Perry remix but Lykke Li and Robyn more than sufficed. Releasing arguably the most banging, disco dance-inducing tune of last year, Falke drops to mine and the crowds MUTHAFUCKIN DELIGHT “You Stopped Loving Me” to end his set, confirming Naïve as the biggest, baddest party in town tonight. BEL-TER.

Words: Ailie Robertson
Photos: Ross McHenry

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Naive returns alongside IAM Tue 8th March W/ Treasure Fingers
& 26th March W/ Kavinsky & Alan Braxe

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