It Happened this Weekend in EDM: National Edition
We went. We saw. We heard. We danced until we were sweaty. We didn’t sleep much. Oh, and we loved every minute of it. Coast to coast, these were the five hottest electro spectacles we caught this weekend
New York/Friday: Dirtyphonics @ the Best Buy Theatre
Paris-based Dirtyphonics made their NYC debut at the Best Buy Theatre on Friday night. The dub-dropping French foursome has been called no less than “the future of live drum and bass performance,” and their tres impressive live performance took their status from up-and-coming to officially arrived. Friday’s lineup also included Funtcase, Liquid Stranger and Hellfire Machina.
New Orleans: Tipper @ The House of Blues
NOLA audiences got two Burner crowd favorites for the price of one when Tipper joined visionary artist Alex Grey for a night of heady conversation and trippy sub-bass beats.
Chicago/Friday: MiMOSA @ The House of Blues
LA’s psych/dub wunderkind hit the heartland in support of his recently released, (and wholly excellent), Sanctuary. While en route to Chicago, Tigran tweeted that tickets were almost gone, and wouldn’t you know it, they officially sold out less than an hour later. #killedit
Portland/Saturday: Eskmo @ Branx
The always excellent San Francisco-based Brendan Angelides, (that’s Eskmo to us), appeared at Portland’s Branx Theater on Saturday night, while Graintable and Nosaj Thing played just around just the block at Rotture. We made it to both without breaking a sweat.
Los Angeles/Saturday: Cut Chemist @ The Echoplex
Cut Chemist, a former Ozomatli and Jurassic 5 member and current buddy of Aoki and DJ Shadow, hit the east side of LA for a set at The Echoplex. Dam Funk , Mono/Poly and a solid crew of LA DJ/producers rounded out the hip hop infused EDM lineup.