So stoked, had a great surf session the other morning and caught the fast train to see Major Lazer and Diplo at Taipei’s Luxy, ahhhh! It was BIG! The Taipei crowd was hype, going berzerk to every track that they dropped. Their performance was top quality all around, encompassing dancehall dancers and an MC, stage-diving, Diplo crowd surfing inside a huge transparent balloon, waving flags a la Brazilian carnival and throwing out the horns as party favors. It’s still a down to earth affair, compete with Diplo (who’s produced tracks for artists as diverse as Usher, Snoop Lion, Wale, Santigold, No Doubt, Riff Raff, Beyonce and MIA) cruising by, giving daps and signing autographs after the set. All DJs and producers who play live take note.
I listen to something produced or remixed by Diplo at least once a day and I was impressed how he and Major Lazer rocked so many fresh sounds I hadn’t heard yet. I really appreciate any artist that continually tries to introduce new art to their audience, expanding everyone’s experience into new realms, in this case new musical, bass and sonic horizons that I’m still feelin.’ The energy was crazy and mostly up tempo (except for the perfectly weaved vocal and roots interludes) for the entire 2+ hour set, ranging from eletro, house, dancehall, hardstyle, dubstep, drum and bass, mashups, moombahton, rock and god knows whatever Get Free, Express Yourself genre-blasting Major Lazer sounds they could come up with. Basically it’s crack and I’m an addict. I recommend you go get some.
On another yet related note, yesterday was 12-12-2012. It’s going to be like a thousand
years until 3-3-3003! Other repeating dates will occur soon-ish though, like 01-01-2101 and 12-12-2112 (Thanks Heather and Aksana!). Wow, whatever it is, time is crazy when ya think about it. What was going on in 1012 anyway, and what will people say was going on now? I’m taking these days to ponder the amazingness of it all. So go do something (heck, or someone) you love today. Do it now. Enjoy your time.