Output is a notorious Brooklyn party spot (the “see you on the other side” neon sign above the entrance is there for a reason) with a sound-system to rival any other venue of its size. It remains one of the best places to get down and dirty to quality electronic music in NYC, and that’s just what we did.
Saint Pepsi and SPAZZKID warmed up the inevitably cold, wet crowd with their electro-pop, beat driven sizzlers. These guys are on their way and we can’t see what the next few years has in store for them.
Once TOKiMONSTA hit the stage the night took a turn for the loud. The sound was obviously cranked to 11 as the room transformed from dispersed groups of battle hardened dancers into one giant party.
Melding tracks together from wayyyyyy back off albums like Midnight Menu and Creature Dreams, TOKiMONTSA has clearly learned a thing or two in her time on stage. Re-worked singles off the new album Desiderium were fresh to most ears, transforming the set into an all out hoedown, with the beats increasingly of the fatter variety. Her unmistakeable L.A vibes were on show for all to feel – a fresh twist of West Coast a midst the army of NYC based (and international) artists playing CMJ 2014.
By Michael Wilkin. For Supper.