Was anyone off here there? I've never seen security like it, they were people on towers - all they were lacking is Nightvision sniper Riffles!
Finally we were let in and I just can't get used to that main room - to me it's too big, too packed and just doesn't have a good vibe about it. Regardless who's playing it just doesn't work - I tried to get into Vath (who I love) but what I saw of him he was just banging out Monotonous Hard techno, I knew this meant I'd miss Loco Dice too (who was fantastic at Cocoon) but.. nah, it's too much like an arena with no intimacy.
Bloody hell though, Maja Jane Coles - that was some set, twisted goodness - a lot more pumping and dark than I thought, some real quality. A few tracks I've heard but I was spannered half way through.. got to find out what she played.
Nina Kraviz - a blur, but to me it's just a constant build up with hashes/hi-hats and very little tension, every mix I've heard has bored me.
Adam Beyer - fuck me, impressive as hell, I have listened to countless drumcode radio shows/mixes by Beyer but it was like nothing I'd ever heard him play - groove, darkness - melody, tension - My best mate has seen him 3 times and she was stunned, as she hadn't felt his style before as (like I thought) he seemed to just play driving beats. I was in my element. I simply have to find out his final tune, a real melodic monster with a nasty edge - he had the crowd in the palm of his hand.