Here’s What I Played at Klub Nocturno on Saturday, June 15 2024

Sambas and fishnets (photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Summer 2024 DJ uniform: Sambas and fishnets.

On Saturday, it felt like summer had arrived. That is unfortunate if you, like me, have an aversion to sunlight and sweat. The upside was that I was DJing in the new wave/darkwave room at Nocturno on Saturday night, so I could avoid the sun. Since online tickets had already sold out, though, I had to prepare for a hot night. That’s when fishnets really come in handy. In fact, I think fishnets and Sambas might end up being my 2024 club uniform. After a four-and-a-half-hour DJ set, I felt pretty good. (Three cans of water probably helped too.)

It was a really fun night. There were stilt walkers who came out to the stage in the new wave/darkwave room twice, dancing to French Police and Sisters of Mercy during one set and Depeche Mode and Visage in the other. The crowd let out disco calls during “Blue Monday.” It was a vibe. 

Boy Harsher’s remix of Chelsea Wolfe’s song “House of Self-Undoing,” which was released earlier in the week, made its second appearance in my sets this weekend. Since it’s brand new, I’ve been testing it out early in the night, but I’m really into it, so you’ll probably be hearing this later in the nights going forward. The remix is available on Bandcamp, by the way, so get it into your own collection if you’re so inclined. (That’s not an ad or a sponsored link, btw, but Bandcamp is my personal first choice for digital music.)

Anyhow, here’s the set list. 

Chelsea Wolfe- House of Self-Undoing (Boy Harsher Remix)

Boy Harsher – Face the Fire

Actors – Only Lonely

Sisters of Mercy – Marian 

Human League – Seconds

Depeche Mode – Sea of Sin

Boy Harsher – Country Girl

TR/ST- Dressed for Space

New Order – Sub-Culture

Echo and the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar

Real Life – Send Me an Angel

Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings

Duran Duran – Planet Earth (Night Version)

Actors – Face Meets Glass

Lebanon Hanover – Sadness Is Rebellion

Joy Division – She’s Lost Control

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Christine

Bloc Party – Banquet

B Movie – Nowhere Girl

Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

OMD – Electricity

Molchat Doma – Sudno (Boris Ryzhy)

Twin Tribes – Sangre de Oro

The Cure – Primary 

Berlin – The Metro 

Tones on Tail – Go! (Club Mix)

Yaz – Situation

New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle

Boy Harsher – Machina

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

Depeche Mode – Strangelove

Siouxsie and the Banshees- Cities in Dust

Nitzer Ebb – Join in the Chant

Ultra Sunn – Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Boy Harsher – Give Me a Reason

French Police – Club de Vampiros

Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia 

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round

Trans X – Living on Video 

Boy Harsher – Pain 

Crystal Castles, Robert Smith – Not in Love

Vitalic – La Rock 01

New Order – Blue Monday

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

Boy Harsher – Come Closer 

Lebanon Hanover – Gallowdance

The Cure – Lovesong

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Modern English – I Melt With You

The Smiths – Ask

The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

Ramones – Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

The Clash – Train in Vain

Human League – Don’t You Want Me

When in Rome – The Promise 

Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses

Boy Harsher – Send Me a Vision 

Mr. Flagio – Take a Chance

New Order – True Faith

Pet Shop Boys – Always on My Mind

Boy Harsher – Electric 

TR/ST – Robrash 

Ministry – Every Day Is Halloween

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts

Visage – Fade to Grey

Boy Harsher – Motion 

Ultra Sunn – Broken Monsters

Crystal Castles – Vanished (request)

Hercules & Love Affair – Blind

Clio – Faces

Ivan – Fotonovela

Boy Harsher – Autonomy 

Echo and the Bunnymen — Killing Moon

The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.

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