Freaknight is over, but it will go down in history as one of the biggest and wildest parties Seattle has ever seen. It lived up to it’s incredible hype and delivered an unforgettable experience. In every attempt to relive it all, I’ve picked my favorite tracks of the night.
Zedd – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Zedd – Spectrum (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
Spectrum remixes were an essential to almost every set, and the remix of choice seemed to be Deniz Koyu’s bouncy version – used by Laidback Luke and Sander Van Doorn (maybe one other DJ as well but my memory is failing me). It was a perfect choice with the right amount of energy to rock the crowd. Armin unleashed his own remix of it, and it was one of the highlights of the evening for me – hypnotizing the crowd as part of an almost perfect set (almost perfect because he got cut off by the power failure)
Alvaro – Make the Crowd Go
Another one you heard in almost every set. This one got you jumping, guaranteed.
Nicky Romero – Symphonica
This track is destined to be a huge mega bomb banger. To be released in early Nov (according to Nicky on twitter), this should be a festival mainstay for a long time. Bingo Players slayed us with it, and even though I was too busy feeding the Dada to catch Nicky, I heard from many credible sources that this song was one of the standouts in a monster set.
Nom De Strip vs Psy – Suplex Gangnam Style (Dada Life Mashup)
The biggest bootleg of the night – people went BANANAS
Sander Van Doorn – Nothing Inside (Feat. Mayeni)
Before the show, Sander didn’t seem to get enough credit, and no one was as hyped to see him as I was. Underrating him was a huge mistake, as he delivered one of the best sets of the night. Hearing his original productions live was absolutely magical. This quite possibly one of the most beautiful and emotional dance tracks ever written, and when Sander played this, I felt like I was in heaven.
Andrew Rayel feat Jano – How Do I Know (Armin Van Buuren Intro Edit)
Porter Robinson vs Coldplay – Every Language is a Waterfall (TeeTs & Henry Fong Mashup)
If you want to learn how to craft the perfect set – look no further than Armin van Buuren. While Bingo Players and Dada Life melted our faces with banger after banger, Laidback Luke displayed the greatest technical DJ skill I’ve ever witnessed, and Sander Van Doorn gave us magical melodies, Armin took us on a musical journey. Everything about the set was beautiful – the blissful beginning with balloons (How Do I Know), the steady build into harder trance tracks, and the hypnotizing melodic mixing – He played the perfect song in every segment of his set. This was his second to last song, and this is when I realized why Armin is #1.