Red Bull has been well known for pulling together some incredible events with equally incredible artists since the inception of it’s Music Academy off shoot in 1998 – yet only a few of these landmark events have made their way to Sydney. Last weekend however, we had the pleasure of watching the beautiful and talented Nina Kraviz tear up the decks for over 2 hours in the company of 350 keen fans and music lovers.
The night was put on by The Spice Cellar as one of their new Spice Black nights. Spice Black aims to bring a unique partying experience to Sydney-siders, and unique it was with its strong Japanese theme. Cherry blossom flowers were hanging delicately from the roof, cold Japanese beers were flowing all night and the unavoidable smell of the teriyaki BBQ enveloped the rooftop terrace.
But like many, we were there for the music and Nina did not disappoint. From the start she played out some heavily German influenced music, which may or may not be attributed to her current relationship with German techno maestro Ben Klock. Before she could scare the crowd off too much though the last hour brought back some funkier and housier sounds, finishing with a fantastic mix of old school and vocal house.
The thought and consequent execution that went into this event was incredible. Red Bull and Spice Cellar managed to turn an office into a fully functioning bar and club, not too mention the funktion1 sound system. It’s exciting to see brands thinking outside the box when it comes to musical entertainment, especially brands such as Red Bull who have such strong and influential access to so many great artists. We hope this is the first of many events curated by Red Bull and local club promoters, as it’s a sure way to differentiate from the sometimes-monotonous Sydney music scene.
Photos: Red Bull