Tuesday, 6 December 2011

DJ Fresh Live - Review

DJ Fresh at Concorde2 on 30th November 2011.

From the minute the doors opened, people were skipping the bar and heading straight to the front in order to get the best view. Despite DJ Fresh not being due on stage until around 9pm, the number of people crowding around the barriers was impressive. I enjoyed a drink at Concorde2’s atmospheric bar, sampling the various ciders on offer. 

As 9o’clock approached, the entire room was bubbling with anticipation. It was rumoured that the stage had taken 5 hours to set up, and I could see why – an enormous 3D lit up triangle filled half of the stage, as well as all the band equipment. As the lights flickered into action, DJ Fresh himself stood inside of the triangle, with other band members taking their places. Fleur and Jay, the vocalists for the band, sprang into action, launching into the track Gold Dust with incredible enthusiasm. Following with insanely immense tracks such as Hypercaine, Bigger Than Hip Hop and the number one chart single Louder, it was impossible not to dance like a frenzied madman to their catchy songs. 

Fleur and Jay’s energy and vigour was easily transferable to the audience members, and with the help of a giant video screen in the background the audience were made to feel like we were in the music video itself. The quality of the sound system contributed to this, and although you could feel the bass rippling through your body, it was not at all unpleasant. Electrifying is probably the best word to describe the feeling, and I can safely say they are better live than I could have ever expected. I’m sure other audience members would agree.

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