Blonde at Halo, Bournemouth (Review)

Blonde, the latest headliners to grace Bournemouth’s reformed church nightclub, Halo, took to the decks to play a one and a half hour set of deep house.
Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield make up Blonde, a deep house production duo from Bristol. They first gained popularity on YouTube with their contagious mixes of House, R&B and often Garage tunes.

They released their debut single ‘Foolish’ in May last year, which was followed by ‘Higher Ground’ and their last single, of which they are best known for; “I Loved You” featuring Melissa Steel which peaked at number 7 in the UK singles chart.

Needless to say, the fans were eager to see Blonde perform their set, especially after the warm up by their support act ‘BitCool’, another House Duo from the South West, who brought a whole mix of House, Bass and Tech House to the church.

When Blonde entered the stage the crowd atmosphere peaked, this was helped by the fantastic light show and CO2 cannons. Combining this with some of the weird – yet wonderful tunes that made up Blonde’s set such as “Calypso” by ‘Round Table Knights’ and “Finder” by ‘Ninetoes” would send goose bumps down your spine. Fans were also happy to see several of their singles which were previously mentioned played, as well as numerous other eclectic Deep House songs.

There were moments in their set which did drag on a little however, and the music could have been picked up here and there, but all in all it was nothing but a joy seeing the duo perform.

They’re a different kind of House DJ, whose set’s areincomparable with the previous weeks headliners ‘B-Traits’ and ‘Route-94’ but it’s refreshing to see something different. If they’re playing near you soon, definitely take the time to check them out – they’re worth it.

George Hall

inSYNC Editor