WARNING: IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF EPILEPSY OR SEIZURES, CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE ATTENDING A PNAU DJ SET
Sydney duo Peter Mayes and Nick Littlemore warmed up for Perth’s Hot Dub Wine Machine by setting Villa nightclub ablaze on Friday night, with 90 minutes of illustrious house beats and mixes of their personal finest.
Supporting act Crooked Colours took a more classic club DJ approach supplying chunky bass drops and funky mixes. They dropped mixes of Rufus and Aubrey’s ‘Running Touch’ setting the foundations for a night of subby bass and hypnotic rhythms.
Pnau didn’t muck around too much, kicking off their set with a tropical take on house EDM and making their way through to rhythmic tunes you couldn’t stand still for, with strobe lighting and pulsating colours picking up the downers and keeping the uppers munching.
Dancer and songstress Kira Divine accompanied Pnau, transfixing Villla Nightclub’s flirtatious audience with her full vocals and crowd control. Kira’s animated performance complimented Pnau’s electronica of choice flawlessly, psyching crowds for their fourth full length record featuring the multitalented Divine.
Considering the majority of the crowd would’ve been barely legal for Pnau’s ’07 self-titled hit record, it was impressive to see an audience passionately get down to an original mix of track Baby. The tune that no one had seen coming, Chameleon, was met with brilliantly horrendous dancing, a haze of iPhone flashes, and of course awash with inaudible Snap Stories to prove to your pleb mates sitting at home that you witnessed the iTunes top 4 single in the flesh.