Amongst all of the electronic artists hitting the San Francisco circuit these upcoming months, one group that always seems to garner plenty of well-deserved attention is Major Lazer. Recognized for their killer live performances, Diplo and crew know how to put on a variety hour of in-your-face entertainment. From hot hype dancers to plastic ball crowd surfing and making it rain with Major Lazer money, Diplo definitely leaves an energetic imprint on any surface he comes across, and this Thursday night at The Independent was no exception.
From the start of their show, I knew I was in for a whirlwind of a night. Dressed to the nines in his all-black suit, Diplo took the stage with microphone in hand motioning at the crowd to start moving to the Major Lazer version of Rhianna's "Stay." Throughout the course of their set, I heard a range of tracks, from their debut Guns Don't Kill People"¦Lazers Do to some of the tracks off their soon-to-be released LP (including the infamous Bubble Butt song). And, of course, Diplo had to throw some of his solo work into the mix. No complaints there.
Calling this experience a "show" is an understatement. This was an all out party that required everyone to get involved and go apeshit. From the on-stage twerk sessions all the way to Diplo's plastic orb crowd surf, these dudes know how to work an audience and get them to shake their booties. Dude is a machine, a sexy DJ machine from Planet Lazer who is here to abduct and blast us to his world. Now who's coming with me?