Wednesday, May 27, 2009

DEMF


Cassie, I love you for giving me those tickets.

Monday May 25, 2009 was unbelievable. This year's Detroit Electronic Music Festival was coming to a close by this last day of acts, but the energy in Hart Plaza was still fully charged. I took the tunnel bus over with my buddies George and Chris just in time to catch the start of Tiga's DJ set, which was incredible. I think the track that really shot the electricity through my veins was his remix of The Knife. After his set was done, and a few beers and thousands of cigarettes later, we made it over to the Red Bull Stage to see Busy P. In my opinion, his set was the best of the evening (and yes, I might get flack for saying this, but: he was better than Benny Benassi). When his remix of "Kids" by MGMT came on, I literally lost my mind.

Lastly, back at the Beatport Stage, Benny Benassi finished off the night with an electrifying DJ set performance. By this time it was past 9:00 pm and the sun was fading, so the lights and strobes were coming on. Benny's set was probably the loudest of the night, with bass so deep you could literally feel your lungs vibrating. The crowd was so thick that you couldn't move around (not that anything but jumping up and down was needed anyway), and everyone was in the heat of the moment. Great line-up, great people, great time. If you didn't make it this year, go next year.

4 comments:

CJAM Music Dept. said...

Can we change the first sentence to:

"Chris, I love you for holding an envelope addressed to Adam up to a light, realizing there were tickets inside, suggesting that we open his mail and give the tickets to the people in the on-air studio."

It's a little bit longer, but I think it's a bit more catchy. :)

b-webb said...

Gasp! If only I had known this information. Cassie taking all the glory of the overworked again.

Juxtajuke said...

Did you catch Flying Lotus or Afrika Bambaataa? Glad to see you had fun man, looks like this years DEMF was a blast.

b-webb said...

Nah, we got there too late for Lotus, which is a shame. Next year, don't be in London!