Sunday, March 27, 2011

RJD2 3/25

On to night two of Scarlett Fever.  While I was disappointed by the lack of turn out for night one, I was expecting even worse for night two.  Seemed like most of my friends had no idea that RJD2 was coming and even fewer cared.  I worried that no one would be there and he would be spinning for 50 people.  Thankfully I was wrong.  Unlike at Big Boi the audience and venue corresponded for RJD2. There was probably an equivalent number for both shows, but the size of the venue decreased significantly. It was the perfect setting for the show. 

Rjd2 was a consummate professional. He knew what the kids wanted to hear and what was needed to make that happen. His style of dusty soul and hip hop mixed with electronic is endlessly playable. The type of dj that everyone will be okay seeing. He is not as experimental as a Flying Lotus as hip hop or as ?uestlove or as electronic as Elliott lipp but appeals to fans of all three. He knew exactly when to throw out one of his hits, preventing the show from becoming too slow or two abstract.  Watching the crowd go nuts to "Ghost Writer" or "Smoke and Mirrors" was pretty spectacular.  Really one of the best DJ performances I have seen in a long time.

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