so, summer’s arrived and cannes has finally woken up. there’s nights galore these days. pantiero, palais de cannes and the vastly improved plages electroniques. last year the idea was there but something was lacking in the execution. the beach party was missing the thump of the sound system and the visuals were little more than a bunch of bleary images on a sheet behind the dj.
this year things are a bit different. we spent the first hour or so on the vantage point on the promenade. the layered techno clear and loud, even from a distance. and for the visuals they’ve put good use to the carbuncle that is the palais de cannes. massive ethereal images pulsate to the beat. and as the night progressed, that beat got more wild and varied. at one point smooth building trance. at the next house music deep and dirty a la the chicago sound.
all in all quite a night. the french showing that it’s not just the spanish that know how to throw a good beach party. although they could take one tip from the spanish – keep going to the early hours and let things get warped, twisted and exciting.
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