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Wolfgang Gartner rocks the electro house

Ryan Johnson

It is great to see new scenes populating our backyard. In this case, it happens to be the electro music scene, bringing one of the biggest DJs and producers in electro house, Wolfgang Gartner.

Along with him on Sept. 18, DJ Erik Lobe set the stage. They were both on their game, bringing the finest electro beats. I was, however, disappointed that DJ Erik Lobe played for nearly three hours to Wolfgang’s mere hour and 30 minutes. Regardless, MontBleu’s Club Blu served as the perfect setting, being a smaller, more sociable atmosphere that people could really get down in.

Wolfgang Gartner, being an international electro superstar, was sure to bring a crowd beyond South Lake Tahoe and he delivered just that. Although the commute may have been lengthy, it didn’t hold back the many who made the journey to get their groove on. People came from all around the lake, Carson Valley and Reno to catch Wolfgang’s energetic and intricate style. By 10 p.m., the club was bumping with DJ Erik Lobe on the tables. He did a great job getting the crowd pumped and prepared for Wolfgang, later to come.

Holding nothing back, Wolfgang did more than hint at his slick production skills and beat mastery. In the short time Wolfgang was spinning, he didn’t hold back in dropping his most popular hits. Playing songs like “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony,” “Illmerica” and “Space Junk” brought all the fancy footwork out. Nearly everyone hit the dance floor for the rest of the night. I even saw some folks doing some real shuffling – it’s always good to see a stylish running man. Joey Youngman, better known as Wolfgang Gartner, may have chosen his name at random and have no connection to the legendary Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but he does pay respect to the classical genre in his remix of Beethoven’s “5th Symphony” with “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony.” And for a modern spin on classical music, it doesn’t get any better than Wolfgang’s version.

Overall, the show was a success. The freedom people get to walk around at the club as opposed to the heavy security and restrictions set in place at the convention center for other concerts, makes for a much more enjoyable experience. Wolfgang brought his superior and intricate electro sounds to South Lake, combined with the intimate club setting of MontBleu, made for an irresistible night of fist-pumping and shuffling!


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