House-music greats MK & CamelPhat brought their Fallback tour to Bushwick last Saturday, where deep cuts and top hits grooved a sold-out dance floor. The boys were joined by Dirtybird rising star Will Clarke, who closed out the night with a hard tech-house set until 5 in the morning. The event was produced by Light & Life (who most recently hosted the Dillon Francis Halloween show) and held at 99 Scott, a relatively new venue in the heart of Bushwick.
Getting Into The Groove
While we came in towards the end of CamelPhat’s set, we were able to hear hits like “Cola” which skyrocketed the group to stardom (and into DJ’s playlists everywhere), as well as the group’s new high-octane track “Accelerator” featuring Solardo. The audience was already packed to the walls, sweaty bodies grooving in time with the deeper house beats. For anyone not procrastinating getting out of bed (guilty), they were treated to an energizing kick-off to an amazing night of house music.
House Music Great MK
MK (real name Marc Kinchen) is one of the better-known names in the house game right now. His production value is top-notch and he’s able to harness the energy of traditional house music while incorporating tech-house elements and bass heavy hitters. Saturday night was no different. MK presented a tantalizing set featuring all the hits (including what was practically a group sing-along to “17”) and new tracks like “Back & Forth” which premiered only a few days earlier. He also dropped the oh-so-hot right now “Losing It” by Fisher, showcasing some versatility in sound.
& A Techno Set from Will Clark
Finishing off the night, Will Clark kept energy levels high diving into straight into techno and keeping things bass-heavy, a welcomed shift in gears from MK’s straight-house set. While the crowd dwindled, there was a surprisingly large crew (your WOTN fam included) who hung around until the 5am close.
As for the venue, color me impressed. 99 Scott is a warehouse but without some of those less-favorable warehouse quirks. It was clean, spacious, and had real bathrooms that didn’t catch the 4am grit. The venue is not too hipster, not too bougie, and it’s not trying to do a million things. With Light & Life’s production, the venue revealed itself as one of Bushwick’s hottest clubs, where fans can appreciate the music without any gimmicks to get in their way.