When the first beat of a new track starts rolling, it kicks off as an almost inaudibly buzzing sound coming from the speaker. Gradually what appeared to be just the humming noise changes into a more perceptible ticking in the background, louder and more intense with every kick. The clubbers are waiting for the moment when they can let go and lose themselves just for that one night. They take a sip of water but still keep on waiting. Meantime, the sound goes one level higher, like a firing spaceship slowly getting ready to blast off. As the sound is getting louder, a shiver of excitement spreads around the room like a tsunami. The crowd starts shouting
with joy, cheering and clapping to the beat. It is obvious that the DJ, using his magical index finger glued firmly to the volume controller, has pushed the bottom slightly up. A bit more and it all goes slightly louder. Then out of nowhere a voice of must-be-from-another-planet species reverberates throughout the room with a power vocal: “Don’t waste your time”
Only for a split second, but on the dancefloor it sounds more like an eternity, the music freezes completely. It seems as if the music had the power to stop the momentum of time.
And then it comes, rolling, rumbling through the space, with a blowing force of 30.000 Watt, like the thunder sent from the God in heaven, it is like the moment when for the first time the wild beast is finally tamed, hitting simultaneously one tick-tock after another:
Text by Mathias Broeckers
English version by Agnes Klos
The following video was inspired by this wonderful text by Mathias Broeckers
And this is the original mushroom magazine where we printed the text in June 2011