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David Guetta Review: Love is Gone?

My Saturday night was definitely eventful! As I was “Guetta’ing” excited to see the one and only David Guetta, I ended up briefly wearing  my originally designed F*ck Me I’m Famous shirt – that is, until I realized I look pretty silly in neon green! Saturday was my 3rd time seeing a DJ at the Hollywood Palladium – and again, I will have to say it is one of my favorite venues mainly because 1) I wasn’t trampled by a sea of ravers 2) I had an amazing view of the DJ from the upper balcony & had enough room to dance!

I was lucky enough to hear the opening set by the Manufactured Superstars who are amazing DJs and also the founders of our beloved Beatport. The duo from Denver wowed the crowd from the start – honestly, I could have listened to them all night, but we will get to that later. If you would like more info. on them head to their main WEBSITE. Insomniac Events was kind enough to post their opening set on Soundcloud, click HERE to listen to and download the set (you can thank me later).

Now to the most important person of the night…. Mr. David Guetta himself. Call me biased, but seeing as this was the 4th time (don’t judge me) hearing David Guetta spin live – I had extremely  high expectations for this event….ESPECIALLY after his recent immersion into mainstream music. (Hmm…perhaps that’s the problem here?). While he played the crowd’s favorites and also surprised us with a little collaborative performance with Will.I.Am., overall he did not WOW me. What I really remember most were those hard-hitting electro songs that he played…yes the ones that no one knew… and the ones that only satisfied those in let’s say – “another state of mind.”

Overall, I am still a big fan and supporter of his, but I can’t hide my disappoint from this weekend’s past performance. I did enjoy those special moments when he played his recent hits and everyone went crazy. His passion and enthusiasm for his music and fans is definitely evident in how he works the crowd while he talks to them during his performances. I’ll just have to keep thinking of those days when not everyone knew his name and his music was actually a little bit more creative… the days of “Love Don’t Let Me Go,” “The World is Mine, ” & “Stay” will forever be in my mind! For Insomniac professional pictures from the event, click HERE.

I have uploaded 6 video clips from the night on my YouTube channel – Click HERE to watch

For more pictures from the event, please visit my Facebook Fan Page

Kaskade L.A. Dynasty Tour – October 8, 2010

Kicking off the first night of his 2 day Dynasty Tour in L.A., Kaskade DJ’d at the Palladium in Hollywood on Friday October 8, 2010 to a crowd of house music lovers. This was the 2nd time I had gone to the Palladium to hear a DJ (1st time was to see Ferry Corsten) and I have to say that this venue is definitely one of my favorites. The audience has the option of standing on the ground level right in front of the stage OR watching from the balcony surrounding the sides of the Palladium. While this event was SOLD OUT, it did not even feel like it was too uncomfortable or stuffy inside to enjoy yourself because of the massive space within the venue.

Beginning his set around 12:15 am, Kaskade mesmerized the audience with his mixing skills, various mash-ups, and classic favorites. He was truly loved by the audience. Not only was the music great, but so were all the visual effects and lighting that were queued in with every song he played…. & you have to love the standard confetti blowing that comes with every house music event! Kaskade’s love for music was very evident and he connected with the crowd and their energy perfectly.

Favorite songs from the night/biggest crowd pleasers: David Guetta & Afrojack – Louder Than Words/Late Nite Alumni – Empty Streets Mashup, Swedish House Mafia – One/Kaskade – Fire in Your New Shoes Mashup, Kaskade – Dynasty – Dada Life Remix, Justice – D.A.N.C.E./Steve Angello – Knas Mashup, Kaskade – Angel on My Shoulder, Kaskade & Tiesto – Only You (Kaskade Remix), Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B. Remode), Kaskade – Don’t Stop Dancing

For more videos from Kaskade – please visit my YOUTUBE Channel

For pictures from the event – click HERE

For more info. on Kaskade visit his Fan SITE

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