Tritonal - Stopbreathebump.com
As some of you may already know Tritonal made their debut performance at Beta Nightclub last Thursday and I am here to tell you that room will never be the same again. Before they took to the decks I knew it would be great but by no means expected the absolute best performance I have ever seen at Beta, ever...
StopBreatheBump had the great pleasure of sitting down with Chad & Dave just hours prior to this unforgettable performance. Be sure to check it out, you don't want to miss this inside look into the minds of these rising stars!
Now back to the Beta recap...
I arrived early and to my surprise Sergio Santana was playing to an absolutely empty house, but that didn't keep him from laying down his brooding blend of progressive and driving techno. His precise track selection and mixing is always a pleasure to take in and it was a shame there were not more people there to enjoy it.
By the time Kostas K came to the decks the room had finally started to fill (slowly) and he picked up just where Sergio left off with a thick and up-tempo blend of progressive house and techno. As I have seen him do time and time again at Beta, he grabbed the attention of every person within reach of the Funktion 1 sound system, giving them all no choice but to bust a move. He is a real pro with a firm understanding of what it takes to control a room and always gets the crowd sweating for the headliners.
When Tritonal took over, the loyal tritonian fans cheered in excitement but the floor was still sparsely populated by Beta standards. For many DJs this could have led to a generic and lackluster performance but that was not the case on this night. From the very first track Chad & Dave gave the crowd an inspired all world performance that showcased their exceptional talent and genuine love for the music and fans.
The set started on a high note with the club mix of their track "Broken Down" from "Piercing the Quiet" and setting a tone for the whole rest of the night. Track by track the flow of music was brilliant with a blend of sounds from many dance genres coming together in a final product that only Tritonal could produce. Their one of a kind melodies and vocals would cut to thick techy progressive grooves followed by driving uplifting trance and then back down, just long enough to catch your breath before the next explosion. As the night progressed the energy in the room built higher and higher and was precisely released with monster tracks like "Kernkraft 400 (Chris Schweitzer Bootleg)" and their very own club mix of Craig Connelly's "Absolute Electric'. Other stand outs tracks were Tritonal & Siblicky - Suzu with it's Gareth Emery "Exposure-esque" melody, "Something New (Tritonal Club Mix)" and last but certainly not least my favorite of the entire evening, Wippenberg - Chakalaka vs. Art of Trance - Madagascar vs. G&D - Tracking Treasure Down (Tritonal Triple Mash). When they dropped this as their encore it was the peverbial cherry on top an unforgettable evening.
This massive finish to a spectacular set reminded me of when Armin dropped his mashup "In and Out of Connection" at the inagural Electric Zoo festival topping what was at the time one of the best sets of music I have ever seen. Tritonal matched this level on Thursday, proving beyond a reasonable doubt that they have only scratched the surface of their success and are destined to be leading players in the dance music world for years to come.
If you have enjoyed their massive productions and remixes over the past few years get out and support them in the DJ Mag Top 100! Normally I wouldn't push this list as I don't place much stock in it, but for them to not be ranked in the Top 100 is a crime!!