Show Recap: Zomboy at Gramercy Theater 1/24
Dubstep producer, Zomboy, finally gave his New York fans what they have been waiting for, an hour and half stellar dose of dubstep madness. Upon his first trip to the concrete jungle, the young British mastermind, real name Josh Mellody, arrived with an exuberant amount of enthusiasm and showed us New Yorkers that he was well worth the wait. The dimly lit Gramercy was the perfect venue to really feel the heart stopping drops and massive bass lines traditional to Josh’s spellbinding sound.
The abundance of flying limbs, head banging, and full on raging induced in the crowd by Zomboy’s hypnotic mixing was reminiscent of a Metallica concert. Not only was the crowd releasing what seemed like years of pent up energy, but Josh himself was a force to be reckoned with; jumping and dropping at every turn of the music. His exhilarating set was an eclectic mix of everything from Skrillex to Kaskade. You never knew what he would play next. The unpredictability of his mixing added a mounting air of anticipation that was unshakeable. As with any great DJ, Zomboy, is a true showman and had the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish.
Beyond the stage, Zomboy is down to earth and truly appreciates spending time with his fans. Those lucky enough to stick around got to meet Josh and chat with him about everything from what programs he uses to what he was going to do with the rest of his evening in the city (apparently a bagel run was his priority of the night). He would have sat there and chatted with his fans all night if it weren’t for the venue closing.
Zomboy’s enigmatic performance no doubt solidifies him as a rockstar. 2013 looks to be a huge year for this producer, a new EP and his return to the states for Ultra in March. Expect massive things from this guy, as he truly is one the most talented dudes in the game. He is constantly raising the bar of skillful musical innovation. For those of you who have not been fortunate enough to experience one of his thrilling performances, make it a priority to come out and show Josh some love. You will not regret it.