Who said that our friends across the pond were the only one that could throw down at an EDM show? Apparently, the scene is stronger than ever here in America, as was made very apparent by the sold out show that Tritonal and Cash Cash brough to The Warfield last Saturday night on their co-headlining tour. I can’t remember the energy at a theater-EDM show being that intense in such a long time.
I arrived right before Party Favor took the stage, who then proceeded to annihilate the entire room with an offering of trap, bass, and dubstep music that moved the crowd all the way to the very last row in the balcony. There were moments when the bass would come out of the subs during the perfectly times drops, and it was incomprehensible to me that his mixing abilities were that powerful. Alas, I was photographing the whole event. I was behind the DJ decks, and he can indeed mix a set with a fucking unbelievable amount of energy. (Stay tuned for an interview with Party Favor that will be premiering HERE on Friday!)
Cash Cash are a sight to behold. A video intro blares across the screen, while the chorus to their Bebe Rhexa-guest vocal hit “Take Me Home” resonates throughout the venue. The guys take the stage, and proceed to make the crowd lose their minds for an hour and fifteen minutes, not losing a single bit of energy at any point during the night. If Party Favor was able to bring the energy up to eleven, then Cash Cash broke the goddamn tool that was even measuring that energy in the first place. They were that intense.
Tritonal closed out the night with a ferociously energetic set, but only before the Cash Cash guys returned to the stage for a half hour to perform a fun B2B, a treat for fans in attendance. What was so enjoyable about this show was that, even though each DJ was trying to almost outdo each other in terms of energy, it didn’t feel like a competitive environment. The atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly (except for you, rude security lady in the crowd that didn’t know how to do her job! But I digress…) The production even felt very DIY (do it yourself), reminiscent of that Warped Tour spirit. During the B2B set, it literally felt like watching a group of friends running around on a stage, having fun, and playing their favorite tracks with each other. It’s almost as if they were doing it for themselves, with the sold out crowd being an added bonus.
It’s crazy to think that Cash Cash were once a pop-rock band playing on one of the side stages at the Vans Warped Tour back in 2009/2010. It just goes to show you that you really never know where life is going to take you.
This has been another Shameless Promotion.