Nancy Whang of DFA records and part of the brains and voice behind LCD Soundsystem and Juan Maclean has just wrapped up her first solo Australian tour which kicked off at New Guernica in Melbourne, made its way through a muddy Splendour in the Grass and finished off at our local social club elsewhere.
Its always risky booking acts during festivals but somehow elsewhere always manages to get on top and bring in some of the world’s best, fill the venue whilst doing so. Over 150 people filled the flashy squares late on a Sunday night. Whilst most party goers would have been deep in muddy mayhem at Splendour those who didn’t go made sure they got to be a part of it all regardless.
It was an oddly quiet night on the Glitter Strip, as a petit and unassuming Nancy arrived in a classic NY trench coat, modest white pumps and messy hair and after a quick tour of our favourite place to party walked straight up to the decks and began to spin her blend of disco, house and electro tunes.
It wasn’t long into her second song before the dance floor was brimming with enthusiastic and entranced dancers. Whang switching from vinyl to digital like it ain’t no thing quickly transformed a casual Sunday evening into a steady party. The crowd was loving her dynamic track selection and it seemed she hit the right combination to get everyone moving.
Elsewhere’s finest – Audun, Stretch, Giv, and Jayboy spent most of their time front and centre shuffling, bopping and cheering along as she spun her tracks and raised the vibe. The energy in the room was electric and not a single person was left out.
If you didn’t get along to Splendour then this was where you wanted to be, vibe 100% and music and company of equal quality.
Well done to Strange Yonder and elsewhere for an awesome week between the Gold Coast Music Awards, Splendour in the Grass and running regular club nights – you all owned it across the board.
Nancy has wrapped up her tour this time and is already out of here as quick as she came, but will no doubt be back to grace our golden shores soon enough.