Moby and Pete Tong team up to save the animals [Event Review]
As part of his monthly “All Gone Pete Tong” residency series at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, Pete Tong traditionally brings along a special guest. This time around, the newly awarded MBE chose legendary electronic music guru Moby to play a guest DJ set. In keeping with Moby’s active support of animal rights, a portion of the proceeds from the event went to the No Kill LA Animal Shelter, and Moby donated his entire fee for the evening to NKLA as well. With a fully packed house and two legendary DJs on the turntables, it was a night for the history books.
Moby took control of the decks first, and transformed the club into an old-school warehouse rave with ease. Deftly moving from timeless acid breaks to classic rave anthems, his set had every body grooving with their hands in the air. An early play of Josh Wink‘s original “Higher State of Consciousness” sent old fans and new alike into a frenzied nostalgia-filled craze.
Almost instantly, the crowd was on his side. After a smooth transition, Moby kept the acid house vibe alive with Alex Metric‘s “Prophecies.”
Moving right along, Moby worked a bit of techno into the set, including “The Brink” by Modek, which rocked the very foundation of the building to its core.
At the night’s peak, Moby dropped the bomb of a track that is Acti‘s “Zathan,” which was met with applause, plenty of jumping, and lots of CO2 blasts.
Following up with the massive Mightyfools‘ “Go” and “Dear New York” by Firebeatz, Moby was on a roll. Nearing the end of his set, he dropped the Blasterjaxx remix of Tiesto‘s “Adagio for Strings,” to the instantaneous reaction of everyone singing along and playing the string section with their hands up in the air.
After a quick bow and a thank you to the attendees, Moby exited and Pete Tong began his late set, filled with deep house and supported by the extremely loyal night owls.
Those who were lucky enough to experience the evening will remember it for a long time to come. If you missed it, be sure to catch Pete Tong’s next residency night at Sound Nightclub, which will happen in April. To see more photos from the night, check out our photo gallery below.