The track selection from Sahy Unhs was a bit more experimental than the rest–think Autechre with more hip-hop influence–playing songs that were bass heavy and lots of fun to listen to. Experimental, but still kept the dance floor moving, which is difficult to do! One of the perks of going to a show where 3/5 of the arists flew in from Europe is that you get unique local acts. Straightaway the show was bursting with energy.
Djemba Djemba was representing with trill shit, trap music and more. This is right up our alley at the moment. Like much of the music being released on LuckyMe nowadays. Love it. The selection was very palatable to even unseasoned electronic music fans, which my girlfriend–more of a rock girl–pointed out at the show. Excellent selection from Djemba Djemba.
It was awesome to be able to see Clark. Been following him since 2004, back when his artist name was “Chris Clark.” Clark’s following was impressive; of course, the show was in Silver Lake (which, much like Williamsburg), has no hpstr culture whatsoever. Also, we highly recommend you never move to Silver Lake if your car rides low to the ground. Friday night was scrape city. Some streets in Silver Lake feel like you’re off-roading on hills, but the music scene is terrific (uneven asphalt discrepancies aside).
Ah yes, and then there was Sepalcure. Machinedrum and Praveen (two artists we’ve known since they were signed to Merck Records. Perhaps the most exciting performance of the night for us, as the tag-team effect was super engaging and energetic. Funny thing about the duo that night is that their live show sounded even better than their studio recordings! This didn’t have to do with the sound system at Los Globos either (although it was good), but maybe more to do with the danceable jam-session feel that gives such a human touch to electronic music. Random Sepalcure fact: they had music featured in the film Black Swan.
Very fun night! Enjoy the pix.