As we promised earlier, last Thursday 13th Feb we helped Nina kick off her Nina Las Vegas Presents tour at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne. We were quite fashionably late, so the party was already well and truly started by the time we got there, catching the very end of Cosmo’s Midnight.
When Emoh Instead (one half of What So Not) came onto the decks, he continued the party vibe, giving us some great What So Not tracks like their remix of Major Lazer’s “Get Free” and their own “Jaguar” track, which features some huge bass beats you just can’t help but get into. He also treated us to some of his pal Flume’s tracks, like his remix of “Hyperparadise” and “Drop the Game” with Chet Faker. This set was one huge party, with fellow performer Tkay Maidza (who gave us “Brontosaurus“) coming onto the mic to rap, bringing a more ghetto vibe to the otherwise dancey bass beats. Nina also featured on the stage and the mic, introducing a big cardboard cut out of Emoh’s face to the crowd. As much fun as his set was, Emoh’s cardboard doppelganger did not fare so well as the night went on.
We just reviewed him at St Kilda Festival, but living up to my expectations of having a big year in 2014, Wave Racer also performed at NLV Presents. He graced us with his new single “Streamers“, and also played a great remix of Justin Timberlake’s “My love”. Things got a little crazy when he played his amazing remix of Flight Facilities’ “Stand Still”, but as expected that was nothing compared to when he played his breakout track “Rock U Tonite”.
Closing out the night was the woman who made this whole night possible, and one of our favourites, Nina herself. As per usual, she smashed out a great second set with great tracks like Disclosure’s “When A Fire Starts To Burn”, and Motez’ “Gas Pedal”. She also played T-Pain’s remix of Lorde’s hit “Royals”, which I have to admit really confused me as I tried but failed to sing along. There were some slight mishaps, with an unexpected song change, and accidentally playing “I Love It”. Nina recovered though, instead playing “Eat.Sleep.Rave.Repeat”. She wrapped up the night with (for me at least) the best possible song choice – Cashmere Cat’s remix of Miguel’s “Do You”. Nina rarely does wrong in our eyes, and NLV Presents was no exception. If you haven’t yet got tickets to her other dates across Australia, go out now. We’re looking forward to her next set of parties.