It’s always a bold move when you step away from the limelight and venture to San Antonio to offer a more underground ethos. The team behind Créche, which built a firm foundation in London, have decided to take on the stereotypical EDM and pop culture, working with the brand new club development that is Gatecrasher. The club has taken the reigns from the dwindling sounds that Eden had to offer and revamped the award winning club with a series of main event players plus a hefty sound system.
Créche not only brought their leading residents, and owners, Cozzy D and Alexis Raphael to represent on their opening night but they also went for a triple pronged attack to really make an impression on the island’s midweek antics. Tensnake was the first headliner to take centre stage. The German start threw down a series of classy, accessible house cuts that warmed and energised the crowd. His ubiquitous hit ‘Coma Cat’ made its way into his set, as did the legendary eighties anthem from New Order ‘Blue Monday’.
Breach stepped up next. His set was built on vocals married with plenty of heavyweight bass, understandably the crowd at Gatecrasher lapped it up. Taking the night from Tensnake’s jovial house and into the dark side, Boddika rounded off proceedings with a dark and industrial influence. His set focused on techno, with deep, dubby elements, he ended the event off with a selection of high impact tracks and created plenty of hands in the air moments right into the early hours. All three artists operating with different levels of intensity really shook up the main room. Disco and house influences, through to darker techno all paved the way for an abundance of quality flowing from the finely tuned speaker stacks.
Crowd reaction was a serious focal point and really seemed to inspire the artists to raise their game. Finally the San Antonio faithful have a more credible clubbing option for them to go out and let their hair down to. Of course there is Departure and the other workers soirees that offer amazing music throughout the season, however it’s a serious positive for the residents to have a proper club night they can also dip into.
Créche should certainly be proud of their opening shindig and if crowd reaction and artist programming is anything to by the season should be a success. The momentum for the brand will be in full swing if their second outing matches their first so if you’re looking for a Tuesday showdown, Créche in San Antonio is the one.
Words: Jasper Price