DJ Boring slayed Universal Club, here are our top 5 moments from the night

DJ Boring

If there’s anyone that knows how to keep a dance floor thumping it’s DJ Boring. Known for providing hours of head bobbing, foot stomping tunes, DJ Boring returned to Sydney for the first time since pre-Covid last Sunday at Universal, thanks to the good people over at Finer Things and Finely Tuned. Supported by 2 Sydney club mainstays James Pepper and Lex Deluxe the night was rife with euphoric moments. Here are our top 5  takeaways from the massive evening.

A massive James Pepper unreleased ID
James Pepper had the tough job of opening the late Sunday night stage as eager punters waited for their hero DJ Boring. Despite the mega task at hand, the growing yet now established Pep brought the energy. His rhythm fuelled set featuring big local releases warmed the crowd perfectly. It’s pinnacle was a cheeky little unreleased number he’s been teasing on socials for a little while now. Rumour has it its a collaboration with his friend on the other side of the world, Black Loops. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s a big one. (see slide 3)


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DJ Boring’s extended mix of Like Water
DJ Boring is known as someone who likes to bend the curve when it comes to hisDJ sets, with energy at its focus. Even though you’d typically expect a DJ to play his originals, Like Water seamlessly moulded into the hands up ready set that he provided. Instantly recognised by the 400+ strong crowd, it was epic to finally see a live reaction of one of the biggest underground releases during the great pause. (see slide 3)

THAT Promiscuous Edit
The highlight of the night, without giving too many of the Boring’s big set secrets away, was a big edit of Timbaland and Nelly Furtado’s 2006 smash, Promiscuous. While it initially caught my ear as just the instrumental, the drums hit harder, it’s buildups teased out and those gorgeous chords rang perfectly on the loud sound system. To say it went off would be an understatement. (see slide 1)


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World. Hold. On
I once heard a rumour a party wasn’t truely a party if Bob Sinclair didn’t get cued. That legacy lived on, with a final third rinse of Bob Sinclair’s World Hold On. It’s rare to get a sing along at a fully fledged rave, however this one always does it. He mixed out those gorgeous whistles under trance drums and rave synths, creating not just the perfect but vibe lifter as the set ascended to its final gear. 

Lex Deluxe’s Pussycat Dolls Edit
Following from Boring was Lex Deluxe. Finishing at 140BPM plus, Lex traded headphones and got straight to work. She kicked things off with a remarkable edit of The Pussycat Dolls ‘Stickwichu’. The already addictive topline moulded perfectly with 4/4 house drums. Across her two hour foray into the early hours of Monday morning, she solidified herself as more than just a selector to keep an eye on, but one that’s made for the big stage and one that’s ready to please crowds with her esoteric selections. 




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