Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me
New York City; a land filled with promise, hope, freedom, and unlimited Mimosas (don’t act like you don’t go to brunch!) This shining beacon of liberty and functional alcoholism is naturally home to the best parties in the world, and as a New Yorker you must exercise your birthright to party as much and as hard as possible (RIP Adam.) I fought for my right most recently in a land far far away, aka Governor’s Island.
The energy at the dock was running high with concertgoer’s waiting to get their rave on. Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me had a super hero theme, so naturally loyal EDM (Electronic Dance Music, for those of you who are a little slower) fans came dressed to the 9’s. It was a who’s who of comic book characters with the likes of Cat Woman, The Thing, and Batman galavanting around looking to dance their asses off.
In typical New York fashion we arrived on the island a couple of hours late. As we disembarked into this foreign land we were greeted by the mystical bass knocking from the nearby tent where the madness was taking place. Strange party favors greeted us at the door, forcing us to join the ranks of the Justice League. What better time to reenact my favorite scenes from the avengers? I snatched my complimentary mask and cape and took to the bar.
While throwing back a couple of drinks we could hear Peace Treaty, who was already in the middle of his set, prepping the crowd for a memorable night with his barrage of electro goodness. He played tracks like “Teenage Crime” by Adrian Lux and Nervo’s “The Way We See The World.” By this time I was seeing the world through the eyes of Jack Daniels.
Next up was one of “Jack” and my personal favorites, Tommy Trash. Let’s just say his name did not reflect his set. His mixes were filled with energy. Wowing the crowd with his rock and roll flair and vibrant unconventional style, the man of the moment came correct playing a handful of current hits as well as a slew of his own remixes including Steve Aoki’s “Ladi Dadi” and his hype version of Deadmau5’ “The Veldt.” The mixes continued to flow into electronic ecstasy as Trash popped the cork off a magnum bottle of champagne and doused the crowd in a champagne shower. Multitasking at its finest.
Dubstep maestro Datsik entered onto the stage soon after, filling the space with a new wave hip hop sound. The electronic hip hop combo left New York ravers no other choice but to form a mosh pit. Awesome. I hurled myself into the pit and it spat me out on the other side. I re-entered normalcy soon after, witnessing Wonder Woman making out with Super Girl, The Hulk hoisting Rogue on his shoulders and what looked like the X-Men getting totally plastered by the bar. Awesome-er.
Cue Laidback Luke! He stayed true to the theme of his event walking up in a costume that resembled a combination of Batman and Captain America. Sick. Laidback Luke’s set off his set with an amazing ID track keeping the energy high until the last thunderous drop of the night.
He played classic Luke remixes like “Dirty Talk” as well as newer hits “Sundown” by Chris Lake and “How We Do” by Rita Ora. The firepower in Laidback Luke’s mix arsenal shot far into the crowd, each drop was like a magical projectile; Laidback Luke’s killed the set.
Based on my newfound super powers and the reemergence of 80s slang throughout this review, I’m sure you can gather that Super You & Me was an impressive event. I am convinced that dressing up in random costumes is the new way New Yorkers will bring in the summer. Don’t forget you heard it here first!