Despite the fact that this was a Monday night at 8:30, Brooklyn Bowl was already packed and filled with fans eagerly awaiting Anna Lunoe to start her set. Anna stood confidently over the decks, paying equal attention to seamlessly mixing and the reactions of the crowd. Anna knows how to read her audience like no other, subsequently creating a set impossible not to love. Mixing a variety of house, deep house, Nu-Disco, and touches of G-house, the set maintained energy and groove for the entire hour and a half. She played hits off her new “All Out” EP including “Satisfaction” and the newest single, “Heartbreak Emotion” which had the entire crowd singing along. Not a single person was standing still, including Anna herself who spent the entire set dancing on stage. She mixed in tracks like Gorgon City’s “Ready For Your Love” and her own “Breathe”, which elicited the biggest reaction from the crowd that night. The intimate setting of the venue paired with Anna’s energy made it feel like I was in her apartment having an awesome dance party with my closest friends, jumping on couches, eating ice-cream all while I was somewhere in Brooklyn surrounded by complete strangers - a difficult feat to accomplish.

At 10, accompanied by the deafening screams of the audience, Kygo took the stage. Opening with his hit remix of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire”, the crowd was immediately entranced. For an hour and a half, Kygo filled the space with dreamy, warm tropical house sounds, transporting us to a different time and place. Playing near full-versions of his irresistible remixes, the crowd savored every last drop singing along to every single lyric. Amidst playing his mashup of “Thrift Shop” & “No Diggity” and his sensual rework of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”, Kygo dropped fellow tropical house producer and friend Thomas Jack’s remix of “Little Talks”. In no time, Thomas was on stage alongside Kygo, drinking beer out of his shoe and having just as much fun as the rest of the audience. The climax of Kygo’s set was his version of “Younger”, which brought the crowd’s energy and voices to their peaks. He finished his set off with his recent remix of The Weeknd’s “Often”, which had the whole crowd body-rolling, wishing Kygo could just play forever.

Catch Kygo on the rest of his tour here

-Julia Crescitelli

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