Treatment presents: Duke Dumont, TCTS, Treatment DJs
Saturday 15th February 2014
Treatment continued its domination of Brighton’s dance music club nights with another stellar line-up at Concorde 2 on Saturday.
Duke Dumont’s catchy singles have been at the top of the charts and in everyone’s heads over the past year and his DJing skills did not disappoint. The British DJ and producer’s first release ‘Need U (100%)’ featuring A*M*E in March 2013 was so irresistibly bouncy and memorable it became the soundtrack to the summer.
After his number-one debut, the much-anticipated second single ‘I Got U’ featuring Jax Jones got an immediate replay on BBC Radio 1 and Annie Mac was the first of many radio DJs to gush about his clever sampling of Whitney Houston.
TCTS kicked things off on Saturday with a steadily building set, echoing the melodic driving beats of big names like Disclosure and Bondax, mixed in with some truly enticing Balearic house. TCTS has been tipped for big things in 2014 by Mixmag; definitely one to keep an eye on for fans of new house music.
As soon as Duke Dumont’s set began the audience was fully captivated, drawn in again and again by some seriously well-crafted ‘drops’. Like many house music lovers I know very well that the ‘drop’ is a tricky thing to get right; use it properly and it can boost a set to new levels of greatness. Use it badly and the night becomes a series of frustrating anti-climaxes. Duke Dumont masterfully demonstrated how the ‘drop’ can be used perfectly to structure his set and build up the energy of his audience.
Behind the decks Duke Dumont gives the impression he is very serious about his craft, and he gets it just right. During his hour-and-a-half set he delivered technically brilliant mixing and some truly fist-pumping house, leaving the crowd frantic for more.
Check out Duke Dumont’s latest video for ‘I Got U ft. Jax Jones’ below –