House music continues it’s inevitable take over in the Los Angeles area. Hollywood is still buzzing from Insomniac’s show at The Palladium featuring Axwell with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. To be granted the privilege of opening for one of the world’s most famous DJs is not left to luck; rather, Sunnery and Ryan were asked by Axwell to bring their unmatched talent and incredible sounds all the way from the Netherlands, and that’s exactly what they did.
Flying eleven hours for a gig of this magnitude is an absolute necessity as Sunnery and Ryan explained in our interview before the show. The Dutch super-duo has created an incredible relationship with Swedish House Mafia – the Swedes as they call them – and Saturday night was the prime as example as to how. Combining their groovy rhythm and flawless mixing Sunnery and Ryan had the sold-out crowd at the Palladium dancing for the two hours they played. From the moment they stepped into the DJ booth, their songs and energy took the 4,000 people inside by storm.
Starting with the incredible mash-up of their original track Tribeca with Adele’s Rolling In the Deep acapella, Sunnery and Ryan brought the same enthusiasm their recent performances at Nocturnal Wonderland, Sensation Barcelona and ADE had to downtown Hollywood. Long, grooving build-ups and their signature tribal house sound created an atmosphere fit for a party at a massive club in Ibiza. Bass shook the dancefloor and chants filled the air forcing the masses to dance to the big-room sounds of the world-famous DJs from Amsterdam. Whether it was the playing of popular hits like Otherside by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Creep by Radiohead, or house-monsters like Bangduck by Afrojack and M.I.T.T. by Sharam; the opening set Sunnery and Ryan provided was fit for the king-size headliner – the one and only Axwell.
Essential tunes from Sunnery and Ryan’s Palladium Set:
Lethal Industry – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano w/ Feel What You Want (Acapella) – Kristine W – – – Release Date: 12/12/11 on Spinnin Records Video From Palladium
Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner – Sky & Sand (Koen Groeneveld Bootleg) SoundCloud
M.I.T.T. – Sharam Beatport
Astana – Funkagenda Beatport w/ Star 69 (Acapella) – Fat Boy Slim
Otherside (Funkerman Remix) – Red Hot Chili Peppers YouTube
Creep – Matteo DiMarr Beatport
King Of My Castle (Sander Van Doorn Remix) – Wamdue Project Beatport
Tribeca – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Beatport w/ Rolling In The Deep (Acapella) – Adele
Shake Your (Nicole Moudaber Remix) – Sharam Beatport
You Got Me Burning Up (Prok & Fitch Remix) – Cevin Fisher ft. Loleatta Holloway Beatport
We Are – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Beatport w/ We Are Your Friends (Acapella) – Justice vs. Simian
Human Reason – Adam Beyer & Alan Fitzpatrick Beatport w/ The Underground (Acapella) – Celeda
Beachball (Chris Lake Remix) – Nalin & Kane Beatport
You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) – Florence & The Machine Beatport
Amplifier (Original Mix) – F.L.G. Beatport
Bangduck – Afrojack Beatport
Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) – Coldplay Beatport
Algeria – Matthew Cook, Nader Razdar YouTube
Kalifornia (David Tort remix) – Norman Doray Beatport
Dynasty (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Remix) – Kaskade Beatport
Recently, Sunnery and Ryan opened for Avicii in Washington, DC, their set is available HERE.