Dave Clarke Delivers Time-Warping Techno in Dublin’s Biggest Club: IndexSeptember 29, 2023
Review Cathy Brookes
Edited Mike Moggi Mannix
Last Saturday night, in Dublin’s biggest club, Index, the crowd was immersed in a sonic time warp of gritty, dark, and pounding techno.
We [the two Cathys] had been looking forward to this all week and couldn’t wait to see what Index had done with their brand new home in the old Opium, and to hear proper banging Techno in a big club once again in Dublin.
When we arrived, Irish vinyl prodigy Cailin was in full flow, her sublime tight mixing igniting the decks with her ferocious dancefloor slammers, delivering a savage performance.
When Blawan took to the stage, a multitude of people gathered behind him, surrounding him like a scene out of Boiler Room. For us old-school Dublin heads, it was reminiscent of the Red Box, where ravers used to take over the stage. However, Blawan’s set had its ups and downs; the energy dipped after Cailin, but it still hit the right notes, with the crowd into it.
But it was the headliner Dave Clarke who truly upended the place, delivering a set that took us back to the heydays of Red Box in Dublin’s iconic club, POD, whopper atmosphere included!
Clarke’s legendary curated track selection was delivered with an infectious smile from the Baron. When he finally wrapped it up at 3 AM the entire venue was screaming “One more tune, one more tune!” while Clarke recorded every moment on his phone.
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Outstanding set atmosphere and vibe.
One of our friends, ‘Floody,’ who was there with us, summed the night up succinctly when he said,
“That was just a beautiful noise, wasn’t it?”
Looking forward to more of what Index will deliver this autumn/winter!