By Ticketstroom on 29 October 2015.

Situated in Maboneng, Poolside provided the most ideal set up for an intimate Saturday afternoon where house lovers gathered to experience the rise of the real Just Move Records Label Showcase hosted by South African based record label, (JMR) Just Move Records co-owned by Nuno Estevez and Mig Madiq. Deep and deep tech sounds that are melancholy but dance floor-orientated were the order of the day.

poolside with JMR












Picture: Nazley Sharif

Even though none of the jammers came in their bathing suits for the “pool party”, one or two did dip their feet in the pool for a minute or two and like always there was that one guy, who decided to jump in with his jeans on. Most of us didn’t pay much attention to the swimming pool. The centre of attraction was the musical showcase itself as we were blessed by dope sets by Thorne Miller, Leeu, Mig Madiq, Shervaan Bergsteedt and Washington.

Rocking an opening set was Pretoria based artist, Thorne Miller. Thorne opened up with his signature electro jams with hard beats and broken chords. He set the mood for what became a mystical music journey for the jammers.

Track by Thorne Miller to check out: BenSolo. – The Evidence (Thorne Miller Remix)

The second set was a live set by Jozi based electronic producer called Leeu. His set consisted of warm hearted grooves topped up with the element of live instruments, which he used to take the crowd into cyber space.

Then came Mr #TheRealWillRise aka Mig Madiq and he increased the tempo a bit. Dropped some old school bangers to get the crowd up on their feet. His set was played simultaneously with the live screening of the Rugby World Cup match between the Springboks and The All Blacks and it must be said he won the battle in drawing the crowd to the dance floor. Also aided by the fact that he gave away free Just Move Records CDs.

After the disappointment of the Springboks’ loss to the All Blacks the party people needed some good medication to cure the pains of being kicked out of the world cup. And that’s exactly what Shervaan Bergsteedt provided for the jammers. Giving some downtempo and deep grooves the Eldorado Park based producer managed to soothe the hearts of the jammers. While being entertained by fire dancers adding a unique element to the ambiance.

Track by Shervaan Bergsteedt to check out: Shervaan Bergsteedt – Existence

The closing set was to be dished up by Washington, a member of the Bloemfontein based deep house production group, Pozzi. After a few minutes of nice deep tech music, complaints from neighbouring tenants regarding the noise levels starting coming in and we had to disburse without finishing off the dessert of the party.

Overall this was an amazing music experience. The next edition of this party will be highly anticipated by all those who attended and those who couldn’t make it. This was really a showcase to remember. For the next edition of a Just Move Records party keep it locked to to be the first to hear the next party details.

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