Dan Shake & Denis Sulta at The O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Rekindling our love for raving, in-demand DJs Denis Sulta and Dan Shake proved their worth with a set that can only be described as completely on point. What a way to start 2019. London-based artist Dan Shake has muscled his way into the Detroit techno scene, releasing his debut release back in 2014 on Moodymann’s prestigious label Mahogani Music, without any sort of experience or heritage.
Tyrannical beats with pulsing bass is what was on offer at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy this weekend from the two stalwarts of the UK tech/house scene. Following one another’s set, Dan Shake got the night off to a flying staff with a set that set the bar high for the rest of what was to come. Dan Shake’s style consisting of technical beats and positive energy left the audience jostling for space on the dance floor. With a start to the night as strong as that, it sure was to be a party.
Denis Sulta grew up in Glasgow gaining his music taste from his father at an early age. Sulta has made a name for himself as one of the best British DJs in the scene right now. Recently, he has had many high profile gigs and big festival sets, not to mention his debut performance at Boomtown Fair last August.
Sulta continued the night of high-profile mixing, beginning the set to impress; his unique sound is always upbeat and his sets are never boring. Crossing multiple genre boundaries, Denis Sulta gave us an eclectic sprinkling of house, techno and bassline winding through housey piano-orientated drops as well as minimalistic beats and hard techno melodies. This helped him to create a well thought out track selection that even saw the DJ tease Tiesto. It is a testament to Sulta’s talents to always create an all-inclusive party vibe. We’re hoping to get to revisit this young artist again at a festival this summer.