I've lost track of how many times I've seen Luciana strut her stuff live. I know I've written reviews for a club gig in Adelaide and an unlikely appearance at a pub in Newcastle but I've also witnessed her in action at Luna Park, Nevermind and some random gay bar in Brisbane. Last night the Queen of clubs brought her high-energy spectacular to Sydney's Ivy nightclub and it was definitely one of her best shows yet. The Ivy isn't the easiest place to perform in given the layout and multiple levels but the dance icon rocked the venue to its swanky foundations with a fresh setlist and sexy new look. Loving the green wig!
Luci kicked off the twenty-minute set with her epic Nari + Milani collaboration "I Got My Eye On You". The bone-shaking anthem is a favourite of mine and should have been the official follow-up to "I Like That". Next up was last year's surprise top 40 Australian hit "I'm Still Hot", which allowed the English dance deity to really camp it up on stage. Then came two new additions to Luciana's canon of club hits - forthcoming single "When It Feels This Good" and current UK club chart-topper "We Own The Night". Both songs are extraordinarily good. The former poptastic creation had the crowd singing along by the second verse (always a good sign), while her Tiesto/Wolfgang Gartner collaboration (below) is a stone cold smash. It's already shooting up UK iTunes and could be her biggest hit there in many years. Last but not least was the anthem that sparked Australia's love affair with Luciana. "I Like That" still goes harder than a motherfucker and gets even the drunkest bitches on their feet. She'll be back at The Ivy next Sunday, so make sure you check her out.