When the planets collide, stars in your eyes. What’s that you ask? It’s the chorus to a Knife Party track that embodies both their cross-genre production and the energy of last Friday night. In just three short years, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen built a very respectable following on this new music project after leaving their Drum N Bass band. Collaborating with heavy hitters like Swedish House Mafia always helps but I must say, they blew my expectations away for the 2+ hours they manned the decks.
Of all the electronic shows the212 has covered, there has never been two opening acts as popular as Cash Cash and Pierce Fulton. The line to get in was still wrapped around the block around midnight at Webster Hall, I guess our prediction of a huge night in our preview post was no joke. When your’re bumping into one of The Chainsmokers and industry renown photographers Kirill Was Here and Rukes at this venue, you know someone talented is in the building.
Both acts threw down a majority of mainstream electro beats but it got the crowd singing and fired them up for the madness that ensued. Cash Cash’s feel good vibes were an interesting paradox to the dirty bass Knife Party is known for, maybe they wanted to spare the audience’s ears.
If you haven’t taken a listen to ‘Abandon Ship’, Knife Party’s most recent album, it’s worth your time – even for any level of electronic music fan. The end product is a perfect balance of what their known for and experimental progressive tracks that hint the duo aren’t done anytime soon. The even channeled their inner Deadmau5 but titling one song ‘EDM Trend Machine’. It’s actually a smooth track and it may or may not be featured on our upcoming guest for popular podcast ‘The Drop EDM’, stay tuned! As for the show, it was crazy and the pictures below prove it.