REVIEW | Sharam at Fur

By Ravi in Dance Music, DC Clubs, DC Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Show Reviews
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 2:39am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 10:22pm) Add comments

An international icon came home Saturday. Sharam, DC local and one half of trailblazing duo Deep Dish, delivered a truly epic set over the weekend at Fur Nightclub.

Saturday night also marked the launch of Mnmlife Saturdays on the Patio at Fur. Starting things off this week were Mnmlife residents Sanath and Jubilee. Adding more EDM to Fur has been a long time coming. Now when you go outside to smoke cigarettes your ears will be blessed with the minimalist sounds of techno at its finest.

With family and friends in the building, Sharam couldn’t help but wear an ear-to-ear grin from the moment he took the reigns until well after he had finished. Bringing an underground vibe with big room flavor, he dropped bomb after bomb of choice house selections, providing an atmospheric ambience spread over thumping, tribal drums. The way he spun in terms of track selection and set progression was truly astonishing. He knows how to advance the mood of an evening better than most.

Along with unbelievable music, Sharam brought with him a visual showcase that greatly enhanced the experience. Streaming across Fur’s massive projection screens and HDTVs was a graphic display depicting everything from formula 1 racing(to promote his new Mach 1 EP) and his ‘Get Wild’ outlaw antics, to the World Cup logo and NBA finals graphics showing love to the Lakers and Celtics.

The World Cup graphics were of course displayed as he dropped his monstrously epic remix of Shakira’s official World Cup anthem ‘Waka Waka.’ If one song could be chosen to define the phrase ‘brought the house down’ it would be that. Sharam’s drums and uplifting tribal chanting combined with Shakira’s poignant lyrics had the entire club going wild.

“Today’s your day,
I feel it

You paved the way.
Believe it

If you get down
Get up Oh oh…

When you get down
Get up eh eh…

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa.

This time for Africa”

It really was his day and he really did pave the way. Other highlights of the evening included Deep Dish vs. Tears for Fears – Flash, Dance, Shout (Eddie Thoneick Bootleg), Sharam – Fun (unreleased) and a 1994 house tune we think is entitled ‘Psychofunk.’ His ability to spin a 16 y/o track and while maintaining relevance to today’s style of house was simply mind-boggling. It’s safe to say no one has ever dug deeper for Glow. In fact, we’d venture as far as saying we finally realize the relevance of naming our basketball team The Wizards. The Wizards of HOUSE. Sharam brought the magic back to DC Clubbing.

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