Lone, Adronite, SertOne: The Kazimier, Liverpool

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Lone ft Konx-om-Pax

Lone ft Konx-om-Pax

With bass heavy electronica and trippy visuals aplenty, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby was present for a set that went long into the night.

It’s a strange coincidence that tonight’s show takes place the same week David Lynch announced the return of Twin Peaks. Entering the Kazimier, with the venue briefly in a cascade of red and the trippy ambience of openers Adronite, we were just a backwards talking Dwarf away from being flung into a scene straight out of the cult TV classic. There was a temptation to kneel down, put your shoes on your knees and kindly ask the bar staff, “nac I evah a reeb, esaelp?”

Adronite

Adronite

Adronite’s set was surprisingly mellow for what was to come. There were more people sitting and chilling than there was lighting up the floor, and not much changed for SertOne.

He began his DJ set with an awkward introduction of “I’m SertOne and I’ll be here for the next 50 minutes or so before Lone takes to the stage”. There was no feeling that he came ready to tear the roof off the sucker and there seemed to be some lacking in enthusiasm. Though he did a fair job of setting a more appropriate atmosphere than Adronite, it could be argued that the latter had more people watching.

His consistent habit of sampling Vincent Price’s maniacal laugh at the end of Michael Jackson’s Thriller was at first a fun novelty, but eventually started to wane around the 78th time he did it.

SertOne

SertOne

Everything changed for Lone, though. With some help from Knox-Om-Pax on visuals (Knox was on stage, so ironically Lone was not appearing “lone”), all of a sudden you can feel the bass in the floor, urging you to make your way forward, and most in the audience did so. What at first felt like an undersold gig with people milling around all over the place suddenly felt like a sell-out.

With Knox-Om-Pax’s images on the back screen resembling Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy video on acid (or perhaps some strange performance art version of the movie Tron), Lone brought his sun kissed electronica to a cold October night and it was near impossible not to get swept up in the moment.

Sadly, being a school night, not everyone could stay until the end. But leaving the Kazimier, you could still hear Lone as you walked past the deserted Mello Mello. If you strained your ears, the cold in the air disappeared.

 

Pictures by GetintothisMarty Saleh

 

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