On July 26th, Orange County concertgoers rallied together at Club Sutra for a night of cliff hanging build-ups, emphatic vocal progressions, and enticing drops that could not be denied. The venue has been hosting thrilling parties for over nine years now, and continues to bring world-class headliners who know how to show a crowd a good time. The combination of crisp sound systems, entrancing LED screens, and a dedicated fan base has helped it become a local favorite, and in turn establishing itself as one of the OC’s most sought after venues.
This week’s thunderous headliner was none other than American trance legends Tritonal (Dave Reed, Chad Cisneros), who have risen to fame in their respective scene at an astounding rate. The Austin based duo have been on their grind these last few years, and are undoubtedly a huge part of America’s recent trance resurgence. Their biggest achievement thus far stems from their 2011 breakout album Piercing The Quiet; an illustrious release that contains tear jerking vocal chords, serotonin heightening synth lines, and a breathtaking aura that strikes from the very second note. Their emotive songs are sure to improve any listener’s mood, and send them into an unconscious daze that perfectly bridges the gap between reality and their dreams.
The duo took the stage around 11:45, and quickly captured the crowd’s attention with their tantalizing abilities to not simply play songs, but create an atmosphere that sweeps over the dance floor. They instantly had the crowd of loyal Tritonians hooked by dropping a combination of Porter Robinson’s “Language” and “Walls” by Sultan & Ned Shepard, which toyed with the audience and created a spine tingling fluctuation that perfectly juxtaposed the two songs contrary speeds. They reeled the crowd in with each angelic song they unleashed, and pulled them in hook, line, and sinker till they had everyone in attendance moving like marionettes.
Reed and Cisneros seemed to have an unlimited supply of energy, and got as crazy as the audience when dropping carefully crafted mashups like “The Night Out Life” (Gareth Emery) and “The Fusion Tonight” (Chris Schweizer), along with well received cuts from artists like Zedd, Alesso/Sebastian Ingrosso, Armin Van Buuren, Tom Fall, and Cosmic Gate. The Texans also unleashed some of their most ethereal tunes, including their recent collaboration with Kaeno, an uplifting remix of Markus Schulz, and captivating club remixes of their own tracks like “Everafter,” “Can’t Keep It In,” and “Let Solitude,” which all had the dance floor jumping up and singing along throughout. They also dropped some unreleased cuts from their upcoming album Piercing The Quiet: Remixed, including jaw dropping switch ups from well respected artists like Mat Zo, Super8 & Tab, and Seven Lions, which simply rounded off their incredible set list, and solidified their clutch performance abilities.
Tritional went all out on a two-hour set that is sure to stay engrained in the minds of anyone who was lucky enough to attend. The duo continue to progress with every track they release and show they play, while proving that America has something to say about the current state of trance.