Double Door- Chicago, IL
OK so its 2:45AM, Wednesday morning and I’m just getting home from the MSTRKRFT show and I’m still hyped.
Tonight’s show all that I hoped for and more! This was the most fun I’ve had in a while and considering how crappy the weather was tonight, I would walk that half hour in the rain and cold any day to catch this show again.
MSTRKRFT are currently on their Fist of God Tour and tonight they played the Double Door with Black Holes, Congorock and Felix Cartal. They have an LP out entitled “The Looks” and they’ve done remixes for tons of artists including Bloc Party, Chromeo, The Gossip and John Legend. You can check out their Myspace to get the full list. Most people might know them however by their killer track “Work on You”.
I love electronic shows for 2 reasons:
1) The Crowds – I absolutely love the dance crowd. People who actually shell out cash to catch their favorite DJ are commendable. I love this crowd because these people are there to DANCE and that’s it.
2) The Music – Of course you get to hear your favorite tracks but sometimes you get to hear some fantastic remixes that make you love the original artists and the remixers even more. Most times it’s the only time you’ll ever be able to hear them in such form.
The show was scheduled to start at 8PM so I arrived a little after then only to find out that MSTRKRFT weren’t going to be performing until 12:30AM! I should have known better, that’s normally how it goes but I just didn’t think about it. I was glad I convinced my best friend to get a ticket to this show and join me so I wasn’t killing three hours by myself. It worked out great because the all the DJs who played during that time were ON POINT with what they were mixing. I grabbed a drink and hit the dance floor for those three hours. It was like a party before the party! Awesome.
When MSTRKRFT finally took the stage, the transition was almost perfect. Everyone was still pumped from Felix Cartal and so when the light show started, things became even more rowdy. Dancing, dancing and more dancing. I sweat through everything I had on. Jacket, shirt, pants, hell I’m pretty sure I sweat through my shoes!
Taking pics through this show wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Especially since a stranger in a White Sox hat (whoop! whoop!) decided he was going to move everyone around and clear the path for me to shoot until I was done. That was cool.
I didn’t recognize anything off of The Looks album but that could be because I was too busy dancing. I’m guessing some of what I heard might be on the next album. I did appreciate the Usher remix and ending of the show with a nice DAFT PUNK remix. Always love DP.
Thanks for inviting me to the party MSTRKRFT, I had a great time!