Saturday Night Sunday Morning, The Metro in Sydney was briefly the epicentre of the techno cosmos, with French maestros Gesaffelstein and Brodinski taking to the decks in the sweaty aftermath of Future Music Festival. While many of the young “energetic” revellers won’t remember shit about the 3+ hour tag team set, the pair put down one of the most blistering displays of techno this intrepid reporter has heard in longer than he cares to mention.
The set weaved Brodinski’s distinct take on Trap with the dark and violent Techno that Gesaffelstain perfected on 2013’s Aleph.
The combination demonstrated exactly why the pair were recruited to help craft the brutal soundscape of Yeezus, assaulting the crowd with relentless bass and piercing sirens.
You would be forgiven for thinking Gesaffelstein has a 6-figure endorsement deal with Philip Morris, gliding behind the decks in a never ending puff of chic (but still carcinogenic) French smoke, wearing a crisp white shirt and black blazer. He sparingly gestures to the crowd while Brodinski takes an altogether more hyped approach: constantly on the move, t-shirt clad.
The pitchfork review of Aleph referred to “raging bangers meant for the dank club at the end of the world” and what better place to exercise said bangers than a dank club, literally at the end of the world?
Words, Pics AND video by the overachieving Chris P for Cool Accidents.