LIVE REPORTTHE PALACE OF WONDER7/27 SAT
KHRUANGBIN (DJ SET)
Stamp your disco passport
Throngs of poncho-clad punters stranded in what was probably the heaviest rain that fell on the festival were unleashed into the Crystal Palace and stormed the room, shaking off their wet jackets, ready to dance.
They were not let down, as a duo (of the trio) from Khruangbin let loose wave after wave of international funk, disco, hip-hop and pop on the masses. What was a completely empty Crystal Palace floor one minute was transformed into full fledged party the next, everyone dipping and bobbing to the groove.
From Scandinavian disco to early hip-hop jams to lost Showa-era idol gems, the set was not short on variety and energy never let up from the moment the needle hit the first record.
Working in such tracks as The Whispers’ funky “Turn Me Out”, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s new-wave “Fire Cracker” and the catchy “Banana” from Kei Ishiguro, Khruangbin gave late-nighters’ dancing shoes a trip around the world.