Last week, House4DJ had the opportunity to see Laidback Luke spin at the newly improved and reopened nightclub Marquee in New York City! The glamorous and luxurious nightclub was a fitting home for the Dirty Dutch master, and the incredible, state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system was perfect for holding up to Laidback Luke’s dance-floor destroying electro bombs that he had us moving to all night!
Starting off the night was New York City’s own DJ NVM, who played a groovy set that that warmed us up for the main show. Dropping classic tracks like Steve Angello & AN21’s Valodja and Nicky Romero’s remix to Green Velvet’s Flash got the crowd moving, and if they weren’t on the dance-floor yet, hearing the build up of Tommy Trash’s Truffle Pig had everyone out, the drop setting Marquee off for what was promising to be a wild night! Ending the set with a bang, with tracks like the Fedde Le Grand supported Roul & Doors Melody In Harmony and Jus Jack & Oza’s We Are, the crowd was ready for MixMash’s king, Laidback Luke!
Opening his set with an electro edit to the classic Imperial March from Star Wars (see attached video from him dropping this at a different event) had us excited and grinning from ear to ear, knowing Laidback Luke’s energy and love for superheroes, comics, etc. Leading soon after into fan favorite bombs like his MixMash label’s own Gregor Salto’s Azumba, as well as Swedish House Mafia’s Greyhound, the club was jumping! But it was early into the set when he dropped his own remixes to Karmin’s Hello and Benny Bennasi’s Cinema that we had a clue on what kind of amazing set was in store for us!
Laidback Luke, always fully charged with limitless energy, brought the energy of Marquee to another level when he continued the onslaught on the dance floor with more of his own electro/progressive bangers. Dropping his remix to iSquare’s Hey Sexy Lady and his world famous collab with Swedish House Mafia on Leave The World Behind (many forget that Luke co-produced this track) was soon followed up with his biggest track of 2012, the collaboration with Chuckie and Martin Solveig on 1234. Marquee exploded after that, and the beautiful crowd could not stop moving and enjoying themselves, the girls all in heels and all dancing like mad (an amazing sight to see)! Marquee’s crowd is like no other, and the parties are so crazy on a Wednesday night that you are even bound to run into celebs and DJs (Alesso and Fareoh were there this time)!
Always known for versatility in his sets, Laidback Luke dropped hip-hop club anthems like DMX’s Party Up, an electro edit to the more recent track Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, and Kanye West’s Mercy, eventually taking the whole club by surprise by dropping the Harlem Shake. Luke dropped an amazing trap remix to Deadmau5 & Kaskade’s Move For Me by Van Troth called Trap For Me, as well as Gregori Klosman’s bootleg Killing In The Name Of God (Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name Of vs Laidback Luke’s My God), which we haven’t heard in a while! Other original favorites were heard throughout the night like his collabs with Steve Angello on Show Me Love and Steve Aoki with Turbulence, his remix to Alice Deejay’s Better Off Alone and Wynter Gordon’s Dirty Talk, and after an awesome 2 hour set, Laidback Luke finished it off with his version of his and Steve Angello’s track Be.
Overall, we loved the set Laidback Luke dropped at Marquee New York. It really reminded us of his olderl flow and sets, an updated version of what we used to hear from Laidback Luke a few years ago (classic sets like from Liv Miami 2011, Ultra 2011, Coachella 2011, etc.). With Laidback Luke’s energy and the magnificent venue Marquee, it was a match made in heaven, and we already can’t wait to see him back there! Keep an eye out for upcoming events at Marquee, as with names like Tiesto, David Guetta, Chuckie, and of course Laidback Luke, all having performed there within the past month, we can only imagine what’s in store (hint: Sander Van Doorn is next) at New York City’s latest gem of a nightclub!
For upcoming events and tickets, check out the official web-site of Marquee NY.
Photo Credits: Marquee NY