nce again Amsterdam’s finest club hosts a night with the world’s leading DJ’s in techno music. Detroit minded Seth Troxler was invited to bring a group of friends. Amongst Seth’s friends are renowned names such as Soul Clap, Wolf+Lamb, Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus but for tonight he brought it down to just two of them. Together they go by the name of Visionquest. Three Berlin based DJ’s with roots in Detroit, need we say more?
• Event: Trouw Presents Late Night Society With Visionquest
• Date: May 20th 2011
• Venue: Trouw, Amsterdam
• Artists: Visionquest
(Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson)
• Genre: House, tech-house, deep-house
The leader of the pack and probably the best dressed of them all is linked to one of the hottest label of the moment; Crosstown Rebels
. He furthermore released music on Matthew Jonson’s Wagon Repair imprint and Spectral Sound. We are of course talking about Seth Troxler
, one of the most in demand DJs at the moment.
Troxler began his DJ career back in 2002 at the age of 16, playing at the Detroit club The Works and working as a clerk at Detroit’s famous Melodies and Memories record store. When Canada became too small for Troxler he moved to Berlin together with his Canadian friend Ryan Crosson. Over time, he began creating some of the world’s finest, most intuitive dance cuts. Producing the 2010 track of the year, voted by fellow DJ’s/producers; ‘Without You’ with Art Department. Troxler’s influences include the chirping of crickets, the whirring of spaceships, and the sweet sound of whistling voodoo magic.
Troxler was on the decks all night long together with his two Visionquest companions. Normally Visionquest consists of Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson but unfortunately Lee couldn’t join the club.
It’s often said that “three is a crowd.” In this instance it wasn’t. Armed with a laptop and a 1210, the trio seemed perfectly in tune with one another, each knowing what would further strain the smiles on the faces in front of them. They kept the feel strictly house early on, before bringing up the tempo to more hard edged techno rhythms and offbeat bass lines. Soon after, the dreamlike vocals of Benoit & Sergio’s Visionquest anthem “Walk & Talk” were greeted with similar applause.
During the night Visionquest’s music kept pumping, rolling and screaming until this one moment. Around 4.30 am; the music stopped, the evening was over. Abruptly stopped, like a terrorist in the Green Zone. Sadly this was the end of a night with Visionquest, but it definetely was a night to remember. We’re already looking forward to Trouw’s next best thing from outer space.
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