Oliver Koletzki, Borderline Club, Basel – Review

4. January 2013

Late but not forgotten, we’d like to talk a little bit about a party we joined last week, or if you want “last year”, which we rated as one of our highlight-parties in 2012.

One day after a “Stil vor Talent-Labelnight” in Bern, Borderline Club Basel announced a second one with another huge line-up and an especially long yearned headliner called Oliver Koletzki. Because it was a Friday and we love the “Baselish” scene, it was an easy decision which night we’d prefer.

After a short, inadvertent “sightseeing tour” trough Basels industrial zone, we (5 guys) arrived at Borderline at around midnight and entered the club (an old factory) during Björn Störigs set. He played a really danceable mix, filled with typical SVT-Sounds. All in all a pretty nice start and a perfect warm-up before Koletzki.
Then, at around half past one, Störig left the stage for “Papa (can we say Papa?) Oliver”. We were really looking forward to this evening and we also had a lot of expectations in Koletzkis set, which made us very curious. But then, with the first beat out of the boxes, Koletzki blew us away! He played an incredible, MASSIVE mix of harder Techno-/House beats and more silent parts.
“Give us some more drinks! The party has definitely started!”, were one of our first thoughts and so we danced our asses of, had a good time and enjoyed music at it’s best! And we’re sure, we weren’t the only ones who thought like that!
After the end of Koletzkis two-hour-set, Niko Schwind assumed the responsibility for “Fun on Friday”. Now we heard a little bit harder, punchier sounds, which we perceived as our personal call of quarters. Towards the end of Schwinds set, we left the club with a smile on our faces. We had a really great night, with very good DJ’s, with a very chilled and sociable crowd, in a visitable “underground Club”.
Thank you Borderline for letting us spend this wonderful night with you! ;)

Good points:
- acceptable prices
- nice atmosphere with cool, actual decoration (Christmas trees)
- friendly crew members
- great crowd
- nice sound (DJ and technical induced)
- clean toilets
- free parking

Bad points:
- “long” waiting time in the queue at the entry (there weren’t that much people waiting, when we arrived but we stood there for 15 to 20 minutes)
- smoking area on the dance floor (but that’s normal in Basel)
- “Fümoar Card” (You have to pay 3.- Fr. to “accept” that smoking area – that’s also normal in Basel)
- not the fastest cloakroom service (comparing to other clubs)

Comparing the good and the bad points we have to say, that Borderline Basel is very worth to visit! Even if you have to wait a little bit at the entry and the cloakroom, we’re sure that you won’t be disappointed, when you like Techno, Minimal, Deep- or Tech House.

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