A-Trak w/ The Gaslamp Killer + Kid Sister @ Voyeur 4/27/11

Published on May 2nd, 2011

On Wednesday night, Dave P and Voyeur Nightclub played host to The Gaslamp Killer, Kid Sister, and A-Trak as they stopped in Philly as part of their “Magic 8 Ball” tour. I arrived at the venue around 11:00, just before The Gaslamp Killer, a Cali-based dubstep and hip-hop DJ, took the stage. With his oversized hair and gringo moustache, he created an eccentrically awesome stage presence before even dropping a single sound. And then came the music. He played a set of dubstep, glitch, and hip-hop, interrupted somewhat frequently by shout-outs to California and LA. Halfway through his session, he whipped out a beat pad to throw down drum and synth loops atop his bass-heavy beats. I don’t know if it was his look, his tunes, or his pad, but he did a fantastic job of filling the dance floor and exciting the audience.

Then came Kid Sister. It was really nice to have a live vocal performance between The Gaslamp Killer and A-Trak. She had an incredible sound that was a mix of electro-pop, hip-hop, and house. Like The Gaslamp Killer, she had an infectious liveliness that energized the entire crowd; I even saw the bouncers grooving at a couple points throughout her set. She performed material from her collections Ultraviolet and Kiss Kiss Kiss over a high-energy DJ set, and on each track, she absolutely killed it.

By the time A-Trak took the stage, the dance floor was completely packed. His set was definitely solid, but I was expecting a little bit more out of the guy who can call himself co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records, Kanye West’s personal DJ, and one half of Duck Sauce. However, at this point in the night, I don’t think there was anyone in the crowd who wasn’t having an absolute blast. He played lots of disco, and a little bit of rap, which provided some eclecticism throughout his set. By 3:00am, the majority of the concert audience had started to leave and the after-hours crowd was filling in. The dynamic changed, but the dance floor remained full and fun.

Overall, the night went pretty flawlessly. I got to discover The Gaslamp Killer, one hell of a crazy, badass DJ; I heard some awesome tracks performed by Kid Sister, a sexy and talented female rapper; and I danced my ass off to A-Trak, a true pioneer in dance music. Together, these artists put on a terrific show and were a great sample of the eclectic dance music that Fool’s Gold has to offer.

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