This past Friday we visited Romando Privé, in Vila do Conde, in a great night of electronic music in northern Portugal. In another edition of Privé Clubbing, Deep House master Claptone assumed with mastery the booth’s reins.
From Berlin to the intimate room of Vila do Conde’s restaurant/nightclub, known for his enigmatic golden bird mask that hides his identity, the quality and recognition of his productions – such as 2015’s debut album “Charmer”, 2013’s single “No Eyes” and (also 2015’s) Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit” remix – and his incomparable classy look behind the decks, Claptone was the protagonist of a beautiful House Music night in which Portuguese DJs Rui Mimoso and Pedro Tabuada, and, of course, lots of joy, were also included.
The doors opened at midnight, and the club was soon packed an hour later. A natural phenomenon, though, given the fact that the event’s main attraction was playing at 2 AM. The time came, and after a splendid set by Rui Mimoso, the German artist took the lead, beginning the performance with “In The Night”, a single from his upcoming album “FANTAST”, coming out, as we previously reported, June 8th, and delighted the audience with his characteristic sonorities. The crowd, contained in the usual glamorous that Privé suggests, strictly equipped with “claptonian” masks that were offered to them, matched the expectations. No one could hide any emotions in what concerns to dancing, excluding the facial ones, hidden by the iconic masks, of course. To finalize the act, and after 2 hours of good, tasteful music, the artist concluded his second performance at Privé’s booth (the first one was last year) in an apotheotic way, playing the much-acclaimed “No Eyes”. Following that incident, to Pedro Tabuada was given the task to close a memorable night.
The night’s summary can easily be defined in one word: sublime. Privé’s eccentricity – completed with an extremely cultural and refined environment, produced an interesting outcome. The combination between visual and auditory purveyed the audience a very enjoyable “stay” in the nightclub, that astutely captured the essence and values of house music. And if the visual and auditory wasn’t enough, the palate could also be stimulated through the house’s signature cocktails, for instance. And there wasn’t any problem in doing so, once there was enough space to be near the booth, dance and drink simultaneously. It was a very pleasant experience that we highly recommend to you, dear reader. Romando Privé will certainly maintain the bar high, and nights like this one will surely come. For now, we wait!