When the Deadmeat tour announced its cities, I never imagined I would be so lucky to have so many of these shows in the New England area, so Tuesday night I headed up to the Oakdale for a night with Datsik and Aoki. I was beyond wrong when I thought it was going to be a crowd of college kids who really have never heard of these producers because the scene was amazingly stacked with a phenomenal EDM atmosphere. Datsik started his set at 8:15 P.M. sharp. His performance featured various hip-hop remixes, including using Wu-Tang’s “Torture” (you know, that …”slow like TSSSSSS” part) as a seam, which was unbelievable. He also threw down some hot mixes of Internet Friends, Breakn’ a Sweat and Cinema. Datsik did feature a few new original tracks of his own, also. He was very interactive with the crowd, talking on the mic and throwing out shirts and drinks. I very much enjoyed his set and was definitely going HAM to the point where people were looking at me strangely. I was in such a groove I didn’t care what the people around me were doing, I was only concerned with the bass flowing into my body through my sneakers. After Datsik played about an hour and a half set, there was a twenty minute break.
Once Aoki hit the stage, the crowd got very hyped up. Steve did all of his normal theatrics; including taking his crowd pics, bringing out the floating air mattress, hitting us with champagne showers, and threw in a cake-face and some cranberry juice soakings for us, too. As far as music, most of the tracks he played were from his latest Wonderland EP, but he did play some new stuff that he has in the works, as well as a few Aoki classics that we all know and love. Needless to say, I left with barely any voice from singing and cheering so loud. Aoki had an amazing performance that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Deadmeat Tour is about half-way finished with its dates, but I know many of you still have this on your schedule over the next few days/weeks, so if Datsik and Steve Aoki are coming to your closest city, I would make a point to get there, you won’t be disappointed.