Hitting the decks with DJ Fabio Luigi for Beyond Sydney
Beyond Sydney looks to its origins for its next event, complete with a European circuit party sensation, writes Ron Hughes.
International circuit DJ Fabio Luigi will be setting the dance floors of the Midnight Shift ablaze when he headlines the next Beyond Sydney. To be held during the June Long Weekend, this edition of Beyond takes its cue from its spiritual homeland, lighting up Oxford Street with a ‘Brittania’ theme.
Fabio is of course no stranger to Beyond, having been a resident at the original Beyond London.
“Beyond London – it’s like my house and my family, I love to get there and see the people waiting, then when I start to drop some big, uplifting tracks, the reaction I get makes me feel so good,” he tells SX.
Beyond is just one of the many notches on Fabio’s DJ belt, having played at some of the world’s biggest parties including Madrid Pride and Circuit Festival 2013.
Now, he can’t wait to bring his sound to Sydney.
“I’m more than excited, I’ve always heard a lot of good comments about the Australian crowd and I know Beyond has been rocking out there,” he says.
“I can’t wait to feel that first hand!”
There’s a different atmosphere in Sydney than other cities around the world, he says.
“The weather might play a big part in that!” he chuckles. “[The punters] are just so happy and enjoying their moments.”
Listen to DJ Fabio Luigi's Club Euro Pride mix
Like a lot of DJs, Fabio Luigi says it’s an ability to ‘read’ the crowd that leads to a successful gig.
“I always watch the dance floor! I was go-go dancer for 13 years and this experience is still in me,” he explains.
“When I’m on the decks, I love to read people’s faces, movements and energy and give them back the feeling that they are giving me.”
And what does he have in store for Beyond Sydney: Brittania?
“You guys can expect a very uplifting style of house music with a lot of great vocals and the most important thing, my passion and energy between each and every mix!”
Since launching just over a year ago, Beyond Sydney has built a reputation for its focus on top notch DJs, pumping music and over-the-top productions. A regular circuit party this is not; at Beyond Sydney, the crew go all out.
Along with Fabio, Beyond Brittania will feature regular DJs Dirty Nelly, Adam Love, Philthy Holster and Jonny Marsh, while on stage watch couture costumes designed by Ashley Swift exclusively for Beyond London come to life, with shows produced by Rhys Bobridge and featuring performers from London and Sydney.
As Fabio says: “Be happy and keep dancing”.
You’ll do both at Beyond Sydney.
[Main image] ‘Excited’ ... DJ Fabio Luigi. Photo: Supplied
Beyond Sydney: Britannia, Sunday, June 8, 10pm, Midnight Shift, Darlinghurst, $20-$40, beyondsydney.com.au