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DJ Daniel Graves in Sac Town

On Saturday, Daniel Graves pulled a double DJ set at Club Necromancy.  Though I didn’t get to stay for both sets, I did get a chance to say “Hi” and groove to his first set.

Daniel Graves the the DNA Lounge in January.

If you have never seen Graves at a DJ gig, you’re sorely missing out.  Not only does he choose kick-ass music, but he thoroughly enjoys it!  His passion for music shows just as much during a DJ set.  He dances and bounces around while singing along and engaging the audience The energy in the room when he DJs is palpable.  He creates this static energy that makes you really just let go.

The irony of his first set came when he played Priest’s “The Cross.”  I couldn’t help but laugh because I was in my Ghost shirt and singing along.  (I’m just here for the music and not the drama.)

The atmosphere at the club was enjoyable as well.  Though not as big as the DNA Lounge in SF, the community and age variety at the show was rather pleasant.  Whereas the SF crowd seemed to be disconnected and disjointed, a lot of people were walking in to Club Necromancy, hugging and catching up.  You really got the impression of a very nice, tight-knit community.

If you ever have the chance to see him DJ, get there!  Don’t even think about it!  He creates an infectious atmosphere.

 

Set-Lists for Sac:

Set 1 –
Aesthetic Perfection – Big Bad Wolf (Vogel Remix)
IAMX – North Star (Mr.Kitty Remix)
Neurotic Fish – They’re Coming to Take Me Away
Mesh – Born to Lie
VNV Nation – Space and Time
PRIEST – The Cross
Icon of Coil – Shelter
Apoptygma Berzerk – Unicorn (Original Version)
Faderhead – Know Your Darkness
X-RX – Shut the Fuck Up and Die
SITD – Mind Control
Deadmau5 – Hey Baby
Cyberpunkers – Fuck the System (Fukkk Off Remix)
Benny Benassi – I Am Not Drunk

Set 2 –
Aesthetic Perfection – Rhythm + Control (Electro Version)
STOPPENBERG – Unite
Ian Jury – Voice of Delusion
Dillon Francis – Not Butter
Pyramyth – Gravity Gun
Kill the Noise – I Do Coke
Boys Noize – Overthrow
DV8R – Static (Aesthetic Perfection Remix)
Aesthetic Perfection – Ebb and Flow (SITD Remix)
STRVNGERS – Venus
Komor Kommando – Music is My Religion
Gabi Delgado – Lippenstift (Eisbrecher Neumis)
Erasure – A Little Respect

 

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