Troxy is a venue that has always held a special place in my heart. Opening its doors in 1932, it has since been a host to exceptional shows and artists. With its rich history, it provides the perfect setting for live acts. On the night of February 3rd, I witnessed a group of special artists who left me uplifted.
Photo Credit: WhoMadeWho / Troxy – Official
The doors opened at 8:30 pm, and the night kicked off with Nick Castle, an unfamiliar name to me, who made a strong start. His tracks got us dancing, setting the stage for a memorable night. Following him was Shubostar, a talented artist from South Korea, whose otherworldly music impressed me. Described as cosmic, she illuminated the dance floor with pulsating beats and cosmic disco rhythms. Floating through genres, from hardcore techno to lighter themes, she incorporated vocals into her set. Modern electronic beats and a unique soundscape defined her performance, as showcased at renowned clubs and festivals worldwide.
After Shubostar, the decks were taken over by one-half of Âme with Frank Wiedemann representing. The co-founder of the Innervisions label dropped some intense beats which prepared the theater for the main act.
Two hours past midnight, precisely at 2 am, WhoMadeWho graced the stage. Their performance, overall aura, and appearance were truly impressive. The Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, consists of jazz guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg, drummer Tomas Barfod, and singer/bassist Tomas Hoffding. Gaining popularity for inspired songwriting, heartrending melodies, and emotional depth, they proved to be one of the most influential bands of today. I wholeheartedly recommend catching them live to experience the creative energy and enthusiasm they brought to the stage that night, playing only tracks of their own, which included ‘Closer,’ ‘Love Will Save Me,’ ‘Never Alone,’ and ‘Tell Me Are We.’
It was an enjoyable and entertaining night at The Troxy, and I can’t wait to be back on the dancefloor for another London adventure.