DJ Rich Hankins checked out the Decade Miami party in Wynwood just before Ultra, click ahead to see what he thought!
Steve Angello, joined by many of his label mates, threw down at the RC Cola Plant in Wynwood the night before Ultra. Joining forces with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Thomas Gold, AN21 and Max Vangeli, Nari & Milani, Third Party, and Tim Mason, they put on one of the biggest commercial house events in Miami for their tenth anniversary. Arriving there fairly late on into the event, I fell in love with everything the event had to offer, with a giant stage, great visuals, energetic house music, and all outdoors in the middle of Wynwood, with thousands coming to dance and enjoy the music.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano did what they do best, and threw on some trademark big room house. While is great to get pumped up and dance to, their set grew old and repetitive fairly quickly, saved by their own energy and great visuals. Steve Angello’s set was, for the most part, very similar to what I had seen in the past. Mashing up vocals like “Antidote” only to have the drop be more and more big room, I was disappointed in the lack of variety from past performances.
Angello closed with a new song off of his upcoming album, “Children of the Wild”, truly capturing what I feel in love with in house music. Opening with an a capella, “We are children of the wild, we take the chance to face the fall”, he brought his fellow label mates all back on stage, celebrating how far they’ve come, and to enjoy this final moment, before dropping into a signature Swedish House Mafia progressive house tune, with fireworks and fog and confetti.
Though much of the music selection left something to be desired, Steve Angello’s new track is a breath of fresh air, focusing on uplifting vibes rather than the dirtiest drop.