Fehrplay at Santos Party House: 5 tracks you need to know
Earlier this month, Pryda Friends stand-out Fehrplay performed to a sold out crowd for the Electric Beach party at Santos Party House in Manhattan; displaying both his effortless finesse behind the decks, as well as a Prydz-level ability to deliver a set that was both melodic and extraordinarily energetic. We’ve been strong supporters of Fehrplay after witnessing his opening performance at Roseland Ballroom for Prydz’s sold out show on Thanksgiving Eve, and the Pryda protege continues to impress with every successive release.
Leaving little to the imagination, the budding producer’s set was jam-packed with an eclectic mix of tracks, ranging from the deep house stylings of Maceo Plex to the timeless vibes of Danny Tenaglia. While much of New York City’s nightlife has recently been defined by less risk-averse sets, Fehrplay threw caution to the wind – dismissing the idea of playing what the crowd may have wanted to hear and instead delivered a 3-hour set of what they needed to. And, judging by the overflowing dance floor, proved once and for all that with the right DJ behind the decks, the music is all that matters.
Hop past the break for our 5 favorite tracks from the night.
Fehrplay – Nightride (Original Mix)
Dark and ominous, Fehrplay crafts a haunting soundscape of synthetic squeals and pops framed by a twisted vocal line and deep bass.
Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)
Prydz takes the stripped down Digitalism original and adds a flurry of progressive house melodies to the vo-coded chops of Digitalism’s mesmerizing original.
Danny Tenaglia & Celeda – Music Is The Answer (Original Mix)
Danny Tenaglia’s collaboration with Celeda is a bonafied classic and served as a theme for Fehrplay’s entire set that evening. “Music Is The Answer,” not massive drops or cheesy commercial electro-pop.
Maetrik – Walk Alone (Maceo Plex Revenge Remix)
Maceo Plex’s “Revenge” remix is nightmarishly deep with gritty synthetic howls that transport you into an echo chamber full of eerie digital artifacts.
Hot Since 82 – Knee Deep in Louise (Original Mix)
Our most recent Axis contributor and long-time Dancing Astronaut favorite, Hot Since 82’s “Knee Deep in Louise” compliments funky percussion with stirring synth stabs and gripping, loop-driven vocal lines.