3 Mood II Swing 'Ohh'
Byron The Aquarius - Greenhouse and Boiler Room, Friday
The Greenhouse stage is one of Dekmantel’s shining lights. With its lush ferns, wooden floor and glass sides, it’s the most welcoming stage on site when the sun is shining. At 3pm on Friday afternoon, Byron The Aquarius made his Dekmantel debut. We were expecting big things from the Alabama native after his Impact mix for us earlier this year and we weren’t let down. The man who only learned to mix three years ago proceeded to roll out a set of jazzy deep house big on groove and swing. Fulbert’s ‘Take It Easy’ and ‘Quartier Sex’ by Mad Rey were among the highlights but it was the beautifully optimistic keys of Mood II Swing’s ‘Ohh’ that captured the vibe of the day. It was so nice he even played it twice. LAR