Tough and accessible house music was the order of the evening as Oliver Dollar, Eli & Fur and Mat.Joe warmed up expertly for the masked man Claptone himself.
The incognito German wowed the crowd with a series of belters as pyrotechnics whooshed around him, lighting up his golden Venetian plague doctor mask.
Claptone’s white gloved hands conducting an orchestra of clubbers who whooped and bounced as the tempo was ramped up.
The old theatre provided the perfect location for this macarbre cabaret.
Claptone is currently taking his The Masquerade event to several cities and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
The masked ravers made for a fantastic atmosphere with the Eyes Wide Shut vibe making the evnt a refreshingly new twist on modern nightlife.
The old-style masked ball is now a clubland force to be reckoned with.
And with dance music going increasingly commercial it is great to see DJs who skirt the line between accessible and underground and actually host a party.
Make sure you go and see Claptone if you get the chance – whoever he is!