10 tracks that have us gassed for Tobacco Dock 21/09
Question: How do you top your sold out opening party where you brought Marco Carola along to play B2B?
Answer: you invite East London’s finest – FUSE Records – to take charge of the club room as part of the continued A Decade Of Rave celebrations. Also – incidentally – the collective’s one and only Ibiza showcase of the entire summer. Now that’s something special. Then you insist on playing all night long, just to highlight the depth of your repertoire.
The Martinez Brothers – AKA Chris & Stevie Jr. – have a real affinity with DC-10 and a connection to its crowd. Along with their pal and label co-owner Seth Troxler, they are the recurring faces regularly found as the lynchpins of the venue’s most infamous party: Circoloco.
But following a highly successful one-off takeover last summer, DC-10 invited the Bronx favourites back for three separate occasions in summer 2019.
For the second in the series, Cuttin’ Headz again linked up with FUSE London following cohesive collaborations in London and at Amsterdam’s ADE in late 2018. As with those previous projects, the sound of both labels complemented each other incredibly well.
Cuttin’ Headz, with the Martinez Brothers’ funk, gospel and hip-hop influenced house on the terrace, and FUSE’s self-styled dubby, stripped-back fusic in the main room. To add further prestige to proceedings, Enzo Siragusa would play somewhat of an ANL himself. The FUSE guru would have a conveyor belt of B2B partners throughout the night, comprising of his party stablemates and Guti (live).
At the height of the season, slap bang in the middle of summer, we went along to get sweaty at DC-10.
Even on a stacked night, that included the ever-popular Defected at Eden, David Guetta’s FMIF! at Hï, Dixon presents Transmoderna and Solomun’s sister Magdalena throwing a free party at Cova Santa, the allure of DC-10 hedonism proved too strong for Ibiza’s underground contingent to stay away. Mobbed for early until very, very late it was the party the pinnacle of summer deserved.
Here’s the top ten tracks from both rooms that have us thirsting for more: