Transcursion from LA to Fresno

by | Apr 26, 2017 | EVENTS, REVIEWS

Follow the music no matter where it takes you

Apr. 31st and Mar. 1st, 2017. What no better way than to an awesome back to back musical journey weekend of Manuel Le Saux and more in the lower part of California from the 213 to the 559 area code.

Los Angeles welcomed the Italian stallion Manuel Le Saux  from across the Atlantic for an open-to-close set celebrating his Extrema 500 radio show, in collaboration of Lucent, Intricacy and also for the first time, K-Lin opened its doors to the Los Angeles community at the Garage Gallery centered right outside of Downtown Los Angeles.

The Garage Gallery is and will always be a beautiful place to host events with a welcoming of street art and paintings done by local Angelenos. A great choice in venue setting a great mood and tone for the next six-hours. Upon entry, a pathway of art lead to a center room where dancers are surrounded by glow-in-dark murals of tribal Hindu icons and other breath-taking displays of cultural philosophy.

More photo courtesy of Gucci Photography

Manuel Le Saux’s open-to-close set took us back to the old days as he dropped some classics by Ferry Corsten. Especially, when he played one of my many favorites “System F-out the Blue”, we all went crazy in emotion of ecstasy. Transitioning to some newer style of trance while combining the old style, it was so beautiful to finally hear an artist sync decades of timeless musical orgasm back to back with such flow. And if you were new to the trance scene or music, you would have thought it was just one long track. Manuel Le Saux kept us completely in a transitional state of trance in solidarity for six hours, and it was an amazement of pure bliss of trance from start to end.

Closing out the night with an eye watering tear jerker classic to John O’Callaghan’s “Big Sky”, we all sang out loud and ‘oh boy’ did we love and enjoy every second of that song.

Thank you Manuel Le Saux and Trance Family LA for such an amazing first night.

Second night of our weekend took place 4-hours north of Los Angeles. Emerald Dream returned back for its 7th annual hosted by K-Lin held at the Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno, with its concession stands, inflatable jumping house, local merchandise and musical stages throughout the park’s concourse. The evening presented three stages from big room, house, dubstep, hardstyle, progressive and trance just to name a few with a local flavor of artists representing their style. This was a great way to celebrate festival season in another city and especially with Fresno families and friends.

Entering the ball park, you were welcomed by Senseless as you proceeded to your stage of desire with Shibby and Josh Taylor opening the other two stages. As darkness started to peak, so did the music with one of my favorite LA local artist Leiel. Playing his upbeat swaying melody psy-trance set, it never fails that Leiel will bring you something never heard or taken back.

With less than 24-hours in the books after a six-hour open-to-close set at the Garage Gallery in Los Angeles, Manuel Le Saux was back on decks for the Fresno trance families. Witnessing him in LA the night before, I was extremely curious to see what type of set he’d be playing and to my delight, it was completely different. He brought a high energy, upbeat and mixture of tech-trance. Yet it was another great set and a sure way to end his California tour.

Sneijder a crowd pleaser was up next and after seeing him not too long ago at Exchange LA, I had anticipated another high energy set, dropping a mixture of tracks within the Subculture label which was a fun set.

Then followed the second psy-trance artist of the night Coming Soon!!! who I couldn’t wait for after especially seeing him at the Belasco Dreamstate and now here in Fresno. He dropped my favorite and classic “I Only Smoke Weed” then later dropped a recent track with a little of trap called “Trippin’ in Paris”. The Fresno families loved him and even more so as he gave away his new merchandises to the crowd. A local friend was so ecstatic on being on the receiving end.

Closing out the night was UK’s hardcore finest Kutski as he tested everyone for one last ounce of energy. A set hard enough to put caffeine out of business. I haven’t stood through a hardcore set in a long time and it was nice going back through memory lane to close out the night.

Thank you K-Lin and Fresno families for always being a great host and good vibes.

-Karttie Wahoff