Over the weekend I saw two events. First one was D:Fuse with Mike Hiratzka. It was an album release party. I've been a fan of D:Fuse for a while after I saw him place live a few years back. His style of music is somewhere between club and lounge...it's something I imagine would be playing at a beach lounge if such a thing exists. He also incorporates a lot of live instruments, something that many other DJ/Producers should try. D:Fuse was playing at Cinespace Friday night.
Saturday night I saw Ferry Corsten. This was the first time I've seen him DJ in person. He's very good. He's old school in the fact that he had the laptop stand removed so he could see the crowd while he played only his CD's. Between mixes he was signing tickets, cd inserts, records, even a Ferry Corsten horse...I have no idea why such a thing exists but it does. He also works the crowd, taking only a few seconds to cue a song up and then turning his attention right back to the crowd. Ferry Corsten was playing at Vanguard Saturday night.