It seems that every year when an anniversary comes around regardless of its significance, it gives us a reason to party. Well leave it to Scottish promoters Colours to present an absolutely wild 19th birthday celebration. In honor of such success the Scottish promoters decided it was only right to throw a completely over the top bash in order to celebrate 19 years of success.
The event took place this past Saturday at an event space called The Arches. The Arches has become a popular destination for DJs in the Scottish scene hosting the likes of Carl Cox, Alesso, and Laidback Luke just to name a few. Well with the lineup stacked to maximum capacity, the Arches did what it does best, they threw a massive rave.
The night started at around 10:30pm with opening DJs giving the crowd a little taste of what was to come. With the Arches being a rather large venue, the space was divided up into 3 distinct stages with 3 distinct sounds. The Past Arch which hosted Jeremy Paul and Tall Paul as the headliners was a stage dedicated to the electronica sound. The Present Arch which was headlined by Ferry Corsten and Marco V was put in place for all the trance fans. And finally the Future Arch was headlined by the likes of Benny Benassi, Makj, and the Blasterjaxx for fans wanting that big room sound. By the feel of the crowd both the Present stage and the Future stages where definitely the place to be that night.
Kicking the night off in true Up and Comer fashion, Makj tore up the Future Stage. Making his UK debut, even Makj himself knew it was necessary to throw down a killer set. Selling out venues all over Europe on his “Lets Get Fucked Up Tour” this night was no different playing in front of another packed out room. Dropping hit after hit, Makj left the crowd wanting more and unfortunately like all sets they come and they go, but lucky enough the fans were left in good hands with Benny Benassi up next.
Like the legend he is, Benny Benassi took the stage a little after midnight, to the delight of the crowd, and absolutely did his thing. Benny Benassi has been on the scene for as long as people can remember and night in and night out continues to prove why he is a legend in the electronic dance music world. Dropping his top hits, the crowd sat there in aw of the living legend spinning another top notch set.
At 2am it was then Benny’s turn to turn the decks over rising superstars the Blasterjaxx. The dutch duo in 2013 absolutely blasted their way into the electronic dance music world. With big room tracks, they have more hits already in a short amount of time then some DJs will have in their career. Dropping some of their biggest tracks like “Mystica” and “That Big”, it was the perfect way to dance on into the night.
As the night came and went, one can only think about what Colours is going to do for their 20th birthday bash, as it is officially less then a year away now! If you happened to miss out on this wild night, need not fear as some of the biggest talent is heading to Scotland within the upcoming weeks. If you were there definitely let us know what you thought of the night and head over to our Facebook page to see if you made it into any of our photos!
-Keep Raging, Lampert