Strobes pulsed through fog as a tightly packed audience sought to get a shot of the DJ.
Revered for his contributions to electronic dance music, Gareth Emery was in the box at London's Ministry of Sound last weekend, there to show off the synths that have helped him win the prestigious "A State Of Trance Tune Of The Year" award three times over.
Fans were quickly sent into delirium, almost as delirious as crypto enthusiasts can sometimes seem – an interesting link since Emery, with his new startup Choon, wants to replace the antiquated digital music industry with ethereum tech.
Like many gigs that Emery has played in the past months, the night is a sell out.
"I'm one of the lucky ones," Emery told CoinDesk backstage. "I get paid really well because I have a lot of fans that will come and see me do gigs."