It was about 10PM and doors had just opened when I entered CODA. Except for some staff, the place was practically empty. Gabriel Belmudes was laying down some chill deep house so I decided to take a seat on one of the cushioned benches located down the side of the club. One of the first things I noticed was that CODA had changed its decor since my last visit. There were a several mannequin arms descending from the ceiling directing attention to one of the main features – the disco ball. Sitting adjacent to the DJ booth were two mannequins holding little plush hearts and a several long purple and pink feathers between them. The booth was also adorned with neon sings the read “love” as well as neon lips. The deco was all designed to highlighted the post-Valentine’s “love hangover” theme of the night.
The club started fill up around 11 o’clock which is when I decided to head for the dance floor with the rest of the crowd. Gabriel had moved into more moving house at this point. Tracks like Tushpa by Supacooks and a remix of Balaka‘s Boghosian by his good Brazilian friend and fellow Torontonian Hauy really kept me moving. Gabriel also dropped a new release on the DELYSID label by DAVI called Boarding Call. This track is groovy as hell!
Borzoo was next on the decks. He brought the energy back down low for some deep house. Initio by Yarosslav really set the deeper chill mood, and then he continued with some more tribally influenced house. Now the club was in full sweaty swing. For the second half of his set Borzoo ramped up with more techy vibes. I remember the crowd going nuts for Pink Panther by Solee. The hour set went by in a flash and next thing I knew it was time for the headliner.
At 4:30AM Borzoo came in swinging with techy tracks like Dimitri Nakov & BVision ‘s Phat Tom, but he had to start ramping it down soon for closing. However, this didn’t stop him from moving into some killer emotional deep house that spread all the feels and completely caught me by surprise. Borzoo then capped off this love hangover with the Danny Howells remix of Donna Summers’ I feel Love. It was a phenomenal ending to an amazing night. It’s not often that 7 hours can fly by so quickly, but it was an amazing show and the couple dozen people who stayed right till the end with me would definitely agree. Good show, CODA and partners. Good show.
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Originally hatched in Montreal, but currently based in Barcelona, DJ’s Anstascia and Vivie-Ann have established their love child globally by proving that they don’t fit the quintessential stereotype.
Spinning records, making failed attempts at communicating with aliens, and dropping beats since 2001.
A Brazilian Pirate madly in love with touching melodies and tribal beats who has been on the rise sharing exotic sets around the globe with sincerity and flavour.
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