Published on May 31st, 2012 | by Ilenia Cangelosi0
Tom Middleton, Philippe of M.A.N.D.Y., Sleepy & Boo + More at Beekman Beach Club – 5/27/12
This past Sunday May 27th, 2012 the Memorial Day fiestas continued with a exceptionally planned outdoor event brought to us by Mad Not Mad Productions. They graced us with the fine tunes of acid-house genius Tom Middleton, tech-house guru Philippe from the duo M.A.N.D.Y., along with Sleepy & Boo, Cameo Culture and Dory. Tom Middleton is one of my favorite deep-acid house artists so when I heard I was going to get to listen to his captivating sounds outdoors at The Beekman Beach Club I jumped at the opportunity. Nonetheless, he followed a dynamic set presented by Philippe Jung, half of one of my favorite duos M.A.N.D.Y. Of course, Dory, Cameo Culture, and our favorite DJ couple Sleepy & Boo started the evening off just right as the sun set over our beautiful New York City skyline.
Dory and Cameo Culture brought fine, eclectic deep house tunes to the ears of the partygoers that were pouring into The Beekman Beachclub from 6 p.m. sharp this past Sunday evening. As we approached the entrance we saw the excitement sweep over many vibrant faces, people were dancing outside and alongside the venue and there were even a couple of risk takers trying to sneak in through the back, unsuccessfully of course. We strolled in around 8 p.m. to catch the end of Cameo Culture’s driving tech-house set and our feet were unable to stop moving from there. Sleepy & Boo graced the decks shortly after delivering some of their finest tunes as the sun started to set and the drinks just kept on pouring. Begona Basic had us moving to some sultry house music as the crowd of beautiful faces continued to expand, patiently awaiting the arrival of Philippe Jung from M.A.N.D.Y.
As 10:30 p.m. came around a sudden burst of electrifying tech-house came amidst the Beekman Beach speaker system. Missing his partner Patrick Bodmer, the ‘Get Physical Records’ co-founder and member of impeccable duo M.A.N.D.Y., Philippe Jung invigorated us with bass-enthralling music into our veins complete with tectonic crescendos that shot straight up your spine to seduce your body. Philippe Jung blew the crowd away with an unprecedented, powerful performance that showed intelligent and cohesive audio assimilation and production. He delivered uplifting sounds that delivered visible uproars of enticing body language, just what the ‘Get Physical Records’ team is known for. We were hit with expressively exotic tracks like Gavin Herlihy’s “Positive Thing” and the driving force of M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Adultnapper “Bus Ted”. The crowd was going wild and the rain coming down around 11 p.m. definitely set the mood for a sexy dance party! Philippe drove the crowd to their tiptoes with staggering multi-tones and tumultuous beats for a solid, power-driven two hours.
Article by: Ilenia Cangelosi
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Ilenia Cangelosi Ilenia Cangelosi is a native New Yorker with a passionate "MBA" in Electronic Dance Music. A long time connoisseur of dance music having been exposed to New York City nightlife at a young age, Ilenia loves everything EDM from Trance, Minimal, Techno, House, Drum&Bass and all things world festivals. Follow Ilenia (@miSziLenia) on Twitter & Instagram to stay up to date on the latest & greatest in all things EDM!