Standing in the foyer of Oslo Hackney, people’s chatter over beverages and nibbles was accompanied by a gentle pounding. A floor above, Moire was producing a modular spectacle which seemed lost on those standing in attention. His tempo and bass were club ready and made me proud of Shuf’s previous alignment with this maestro.
The real master of ceremonies tonight was Lorenzo Senni, playing a continuos set of his recent Persona EP. If Roman Flugel’s signature is his bleepy sounds, then Lorenzo Senni taught him how to bleep. Starting with Win In The Flat World, Senni installed a desire to move in the crowd. Shoulder’s rocked as hypnotic, snapping beats transitioned the track into emotiva1234. Feeling this EP live allowed for one to really understand all the elements that have been absorbed by Senni for his influences. As I joined many in attendance in shutting our eyes, both hands clasping our drinks, you heard hooks which could be found in dancehall, in grime, in pop, in rock, in trap. A Kanye sample of Angel seems like time will be the only obstacle in the way of it. The lights flickered a storm losing Senni in its blinding nature. It created an awe to the night that pressed the beatless orchestra into your soul. The many moments of which I tried to bop my head in unison I got it wrong. The, off-kilter, wobbly synth always catches you off guard no matter how in-depth you know the EP. There’s no doubt, as Senni flicked the quiff/fringe which falls over his brow, you were mesmerised by the trance he made.
The hour long set was only a minute, surely!? His seamless piece here could be known as a single track. As a new Tron film is being made, lets leave Daft Punk alone and go with my vote, for the forward thinking; enchanting; stupor creating, Lorenzo Senni.
Words: Tai Kolade