All Gone Pete Tong
Thursday 17th October
Over the last few years AIR have carved out a reputation as one of the city's better large-scale clubs attracting a huge amount of star names thanks to its superb sound system and excellent layout.
Tonight it's All Gone Pete Tong, with the Radio 1 top dog enlisting the services of Skream, Tensnake and Ben Pearce – while Room 2 was a Moda Black takeover with Jaymo and Andy George joined by Shadow Child. Walker & Royce and Unit 7.
In the main room Ben Pearce provided a perfect warm-up set for the night, littering his set with a selection of smoother cuts juxtaposed with the odd 'big tune' including Crystal Waters' classic 'Gypsy Woman'.
Pete Tong stepped up next and cranked everything up a notch – the volume went up as did the BPMs and AIR was sent into overdrive.
Dubstep-turned-house/disco DJ Skream kept the energy levels high when he stepped up after Tongy, bringing a hot selection of disco jams to the AIR faithful. Tensnake finished things up with his fresh take on house music, groovy, emotive in places and thoroughly enjoyable!
We Love... Amsterdam
Saturday 19th October
We Love... hosted a huge huge party at AIR on the Saturday. Duke Dumont, who chalked up a number one hit earlier this year with Need U (featuring A*M*E), was in full flight when we arrived, playing a selection of what you might call 'big room' style house music, anthemic at times and full of energy.
Up after the Duke were Benoit & Sergio who got stuck into their set with aplomb, even though they'd had a huge night at Superpleasures, they did their utmost to keep the packed club buoyant and succeeded.
At one point two girls from the crowd, who were clearly English, managed to talk their way into the DJ booth to the delight of their friends and everyone around them.
A testament to the patience of Benoit & Sergio was the fact that they allowed to hang around for so long, but it was certainly entertaining – but the music is what really counts and their set was great, full of infectious energy, beats and melodies. Up next was TEED, who moved things up yet another gear, taking charge immediately and following Benoit & Sergio's lead perfectly.