We thought it would be difficult for Circoloco to top off an amazing six hour Monday morning session with Richie Hawtin versus Ricardo Villalobos at DC10 but their after show at Privilege Monday night proved me wrong.
Everyone is used to the old stomping grounds at DC10 and I wasn't sure how the Circoloco crew was going to be able to pull off throwing their after party at a venue as large as Privilege, but the energy and emotion from DC10 carried on right over to the mega club.
In typical Circo prankster style, DJ mannequin dummies dressed in clown garb were stationed in the Privilege DJ booth in the main room that hovers over the swimming pool.
Good laugh at that, as a few people who´d just arrived at the club weren’t clued in yet and danced facing the clowns. Instead, the DJs played in one of the balconies normally used as a VIP area. Other clown mannequins decorated the club and go go dancers gyrated atop podiums. There was Balearic booty bouncing all over the place!
Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Tania Vulcano, Loco Dice, and Pedro got crazy in the main room and put Privilege's mammoth Funktion One sound system to the test. As I danced past the floor level speaker array the low frequency bass pulses nearly knocked the wind out of me. Cirillo, Fabrizio, Clive Henry, Andrew Grant, Jose de Divina, Rene, took over the side Cocoloco room which was filled to the brim for some real Monday night madness.
The music that night was deep, dark, druggy, and minimal- true to the Circoloco signature sound. The party banged on until past sunrise and the Cocoloco room remained packed the whole time with barely any room to dance. The only thing that stunk that night was the toilets and I wasn´t surprised that there weren’t any DJs playing in the Privilege loo DJ booth. One of the highlights of the event was Danny Tenaglia’s dance performance in the Cocoloco room. Around nine in the morning Rene was in full control and DT boogied down on the dancefloor and even did a bit of pole dancing much to the delight of the crowd. Who said DJs can’t dance?