Easter Sunday saw London party starters Summer-ized Sessions return to the capital for the first show of 2023 in their home city. Spearheaded by DJ/Producer Shane Fernandes, the brand will celebrate 10 years in the game later this year. Over the past decade, Summer-ized has become widely known for vibrant and decadent parties, doused in colour, confetti and carnage.
Originally starting as a mix CD and radio show, the event is now a rave calendar staple after garnering a cult-like following, with queues going round the block before opening – something you’d be hard pressed to find this day and age.
Taking place within the cavernous Victorian railway arches of The Steel Yard, this stripped back venue acted as the perfect canvas to be Summer-ized. The space was transformed into a Magic Garden Rave, littered with giant inflatables, spellbinding decor and captivating performers.
Headlining proceedings was the legendary Shadow Child who needs little introduction after spending two decades at the forefront of underground house, bass, jungle and beyond. Topping the billing alongside him were the duo on everyone’s lips; HAYNES.
Hailing from Kent, the brothers two Tommie & Liam are causing a storm of late after meticulously carving out a distinct sound which continues to turn heads and has become the weapon of choice by countless industry heavyweights including Marco Carola, Michael Bibi and Skream. Following a string of releases on Cr2, VIVa, La Pera and Mr Nice Guy, the pair are currently riding an unstoppable rise to the top which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Alongside their instantly recognisable production, HAYNES’ invigorating performances are laced with carefully considered groove-filled selections and unreleased material of their own, bringing a unique energy to the room whenever they play. Their set for Summer-ized’s Magic Garden Party was no exception. Whilst it was hard to choose just five, here’s some of our top tunes heard from their set which had the room pumping.
HAYNES – Eeny Meeny
Released just over a year to the day on Summer-ized’s imprint, this record featuring HAYNES’ signature broken beat drums still does the damage 12 months on.
Cajmere – Brighter Days (Marco Lys Remix)
A prime example of the cherry-picked tunes which perfectly complement the duo’s sound – this amped up remix breathes new life into the iconic original.
Bruno Furlan – Vai
Another pumping selection nestled between HAYNES’ own material, this time released on Hot Creations from January this year with tight percussion and a buoyant bassline which keeps the pace high throughout.
Baby Keem (Jay De Lys Edit)
A fresh edit from Argentinean tech house wiz kid Jay De Lys which combines his funky style with the renowned voice of Baby Keem.
HAYNES – Ratchet Bitch
The penultimate tune of their set before handing over to Shadow Child who gave his seal of approval with an applause from the man himself as they handed over. We’ll let the video do the talking for this one.