#JordyDazzIndia had been all over my twitter feed for the last 2 weeks. The hype and build up to the event has been massive, my expectations were thus very high to say the least. The event was held at Amadeus, a venue people are not accustomed to for EDM gigs in Mumbai. It probably was not the best venue of choice due to it’s location (located at the extreme end of Mumbai city).
The opening set was played by DJ Aditya who started off with some good deep and electro house tunes and then took the tempo up a notch when he dropped Deorro’s “Yee”. People who were walking in immediately headed to the dance floor when he played Bingo Players’ “Out Of My Mind”, a crowd pleaser and puller.
Jordy took over the deck at around 12:30am and his energy immediately poured out onto the console. He jumped around and clapped, and the smile on his face showed us how excited he was to be performing in the city for the first time. This was Jordy’s first time in India as well. His set started off beautifully with Nom de Strip’s dance hit “Give It To Me”. The track has that certain ‘omph’ about it to start a magical experience.
Jordy went on to play another Nom de Strip track “Saturday Techno” which filled the space of the venue, the beats made everyone bounce, young and old (yes, there were many people who were way above the average age of an EDM fan). They seemed to be enjoying Jordy’s choice of tracks being played and danced away, not caring about anything but the music.
What made the gig superb for me was the lighting and the visuals done by Joshua Dmello and Jash Reen of Wolves. The vibrant and colorful projection mapping on the 3D boxes completely enhanced the music, making it very visually appealing. Lights and visuals have been established as an important part of dance music gigs and festivals, this is now picking up with artists of all genres as well and this gig gets high points for giving this a lot of attention. Props to the two visual artists!
When Jordy dropped Hardwell’s “Apollo” people began singing it out loudly and swaying to the tune that took over their feet. People were singing every recognizable track he played. He also dropped Alesso’s remix of “If I Lose Myself” by OneRepublic that got emotions running high. Then came the all too famous Dannic “Clobber” that resonated in the club.
His hits “Claymore” and “Bitsize” grabbed the attention of everyone on the dance floor who were very excited to dance the night away to it. I now know why Hardwell’s signed on Jordy to his label and why his music has been a hit with artists like Dannic and Laidback Luke. A special track that night for me was Krewella’s “Alive” which has been a favourite of mine since the track hit the internet last year.
Jordy gave Mumbai a glimpse of his personality, style and proved to us how deeply passionate he is about electronic music. The tracklist had all the standard big room electro house tunes you would expect to hear, but Jordy’s own music stood out that night.
Reviewed by Angelica Pereira.