Gigs Reviews

Lapalux @ Jack Rabbit Slims

Local dream pop duo Erasers were first to take the stage, playing their drone-y synthesizer driven dream music to a slowly building crowd. The sounds the band conjure in their live performances are always truly entrancing, with organ tones and swooping vocals coming together superbly in their set.

Lower Spectrum hit the stage with to a crowd ready to dance themselves clean to the local boys experimental take on electronic beats. The crowd certainly weren’t disappointed, with Ned grinding his way through rising filters and heavy drum loops, all the while backed with some frenetic imagery on the screen behind him.

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Image credit: Lower Spectrum

After some slight technical issues Lapalux was able to get underway on the main stage, setting the mood just right with a trap-influenced beat, sending the crowd into quite a state with his chopped R&B samples and white noise drops. The producer’s most recent album ‘Lushmore’ featured heavily in the set, with aquatic beats and sprawling synth lines holding together many of the transitions.

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Image credit: Lapalux

While Lapalux is generally known to improvise entire sets live, the producer managed to keep fans happy with the integration of his most recent work. Most notable was the track ‘Closure’ which was led by the vocals of Szjerdene and sounded amazing through the sound system.  All in all Lapalux showed the crowed at Jack Rabbit’s his expertise and production cred with a set that even his labelmate Flying Lotus would approve of.