Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano are as good as it gets in Electronic Dance Music and there is no denying it. From their long, grooving build-ups to genius vocal loops, Sunnery and Ryan provide the music world with songs and performances that have an innate ability to tap into a person’s instinctual need for dance. As best friends this duo hailing from Amsterdam posses a unique performance quality that takes an entire audience by storm in a split-second, and last Friday night at Playhouse Hollywood was no different. With their unmatched talent and incredible sounds, Sunnery and Ryan put together a night which was, in a word, perfect.
First to the decks was Los Angeles resident S.Co, who continues to open for the biggest acts and play the best nightclubs in Hollywood. Opening for DJ’s like Sunnery and Ryan can prove a daunting task, as the two will play just about every genre of electronic music, but S.Co had a flawless set playing everything from minimal to tech-house. While also celebrating his birthday, S.Co had the capacity crowd inside the Playhouse dancing early and often, setting the stage perfectly for Sunnery and Ryan as he passed the baton with Michel Woods’ Last Day On Earth around 12:15 am.
By playing those three songs within the first ten minutes of the set, the fuse for the Playhouse was lit early paving the way for what was the best party atmosphere I have ever been a part of. From the blasts of CO2 gas during Walking Alone to the champagne showers and throwing of dollar bills, the Playhouse was rocking for the four hours Sunnery and Ryan played. The highlight of the night was undoubtedly when the pair dropped their newest release Lethal Industry.This remake of Tiesto’s classic is house-music gold, and combined with the acapella of Kristine W’s Feel What You Want is, simply put, life changing. Partiers filled the dance floor and go-go dancers lined the bar tops as the entire club thrived off the energy of this song; marking one of the many memorable moments that made Friday night the perfecgt pre New Year’s Eve experience in downtown Hollywood.
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Some essential tracks:
We Are – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Beatport w/ We Are Your Friends (Acapella) – Justice vs. Simian
You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) – Florence & The Machine Beatport
Creep – Matteo DiMarr Beatport
King Of My Castle (Sander Van Doorn Remix) – Wamdue Project Beatport
Beachball (Chris Lake Remix) – Nalin & Kane Beatport
Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) – Coldplay Beatport
Special Thanks to Sara Cooper PR & Playhouse Hollywood
Review from when Sunnery & Ryan opened for Axwell at Palladium.