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This week´s AMFM is the first hour of a 9.5h set that I played at CONCRETE in Paris on May 7th 2017. The French Techno Scene has had a revival as big as I haven’t really seen it before in any other countries. Since about 5-6 years France has managed to really come back into the circle of countries where Techno and House music play a major cultural role. By now there are many amazing events and clubs all over France and one major driver of that scene and one of the places to be, is the club Concrete in Paris. This is not the first podcast of mine that comes out of this beautiful club on a boat on the river Seine. I have been playing Concrete regularly in the past years and enjoyed every minute of it. I also played many all night long gigs, but nothing like this one beginning of May. Now that the club has a license to stay open longer, I was told a week before, that I could play till 9:30 in the morning if I wanted to, starting of course at midnight, when the main floor opens. Besides the fact that I love playing opening sets (you will see me doing this for HYTE in Ibiza a couple of times again in the main room of Amnesia this summer), it is something special at Concrete. Once the doors open, it only takes about 10-20 min, till the place is packed, so not much time to fool around in the beginning, but also not to smash it right away, since you know you have another 9h to go. Playing those long sets is always an adventure, you never know where you end up and you are subject to many different factors. I did prepare a little more than usual for this gig, so I picked some special old goodies and had them in mind to drop them here and there. Lets´s see if you can spot them. This night, I must say, went incredibly well, but that is not only due to the nice staff and promoters, it is mostly thanks to that open minded beautiful audience, that is willing to join you on a journey through the night - as cheesy that might sound now - but that ´s what it is. So I hope you enjoy this long ride right here on AMFM in the next weeks. Remember, you get one hour each week and after 9 weeks, you will have the whole set, with only little of my talking, as I give you most info here in my set report. I wanna thank the Paris Clubbers again for pushing me through such a long night with such a great vibe. Concrete rocks and I can’t wait to be back. Comments always welcome :) Enjoy!
ALLEN & HEATH