Razzamtazz, Barcelona

Girl Unit mixes with swagger at Hessle Audio's party.

17.06.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

Playing in the ‘Lolita’ room at the west Barcelona club Razzmatazz last night, while Bloody Beetroots played to the masses, was Girl Unit. One really good recent thing – as evidenced by the Boiler Room birthday party, Jackmaster’s Fabric mix &c – is a new willingness for the scene’s best DJs to play absolute classics. Anyone can grab some upfront FLACs from some random Soundcloud but it takes guts to play a tune everyone knows. So, refreshingly, Girl Unit’s set at the Hessle Audio off-Sonar party walked his trademark line of rude energy and technicolour irascibility, tipped in favour of almost shirty rawness, throwing Cybotron’s Clear and the already vintage Instra:Mental When I Dip around the chords of his signature Wut. A moment of total imagination, neon elegance for the night sky, in a set marked by rippling snaps and upfront swagger.