Even though we only love you on the weekends, White Rabbit Group loves you every Thursday. Their weekly club event at the Yost Theater never fails to impress even the most music savy critiques like ourselves. This week we got a real treat as WRG brought out a double dose of madness with two of the trippiest producers around: Lindsay Lowend and Jai Wolf.
The night kicked off with a last-minute set from Ϯ₩☯ИK ϮΣⒶм trap lord BLVCK LVBEL. Aren never fails to let down the main stage with his twisted selection of raw beats honing to the sounds of underground trap and jersey club.
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We soon made our way backstage to meet up with Jai for an exclusive interview, curated by our writer Dillon. After hanging some more with Jai, Lindsay Lowend, and Prince Fox, we decided to roam back down stairs soaking in the powerful environment we’ve grown so used to. Personally I’m a huge fan of the performers who were booked but I did not envision they would pull a big crowd. Stepping onto the VIP area which overlooked the swarms of people made me eat my words.
Dyphekta was throwing down at this point sounding even crazier than before. It was about two months ago that we caught him on the same stage opening for TWRK. He completely ravaged through the set dropping a ton of club heavy trap jams. The audience couldn’t help but sing along as Dyphekta teased us with the anthemic Otherside from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, only build it into RL Grime’s Core. Who do the shit that Dyphekta do (do do do).
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Next Lindsay Lowend stepped up to the plate playing patty cake with the brains of everyone inside of the Yost. Although his style encompasses a much stranger side of dance music, he was able to tie in these themes for a club suitable set. Lindsay Lowend continued to take his selection even further down the rabbit hole by hard-cutting through different genres and ridiculous pop hits including the Vengaboys’s We Like To Party. By far my favorite part of the show was when he ran through some of his coloful tracks from the Wind Fish EP.
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Finally everyone on the floor pushed up to the front for a glimpse of Jai Wolf. The energy was at its absolute peak as Jai kicked off his performance with a ton of his originals and remixes. After building trust in the audience, Jai unexpectedly turned the club up a few notches by diving into some meaner styles of trap and twerk. His job as a DJ was done right as he worked up the energy through a variety of styles that influence his work. Throughout the performance he was consistently able to throw in some of his music to tie in the theme that his project is going for.
Jai Wolf’s sound can be described as being dreamy and colorful. Usually we come to the Yost for straight bangers but during Jai’s set we realized that the love of music could go way deeper than that. Most of the smiling faces that bounced off of the strobes were clearly fans of Jai. Everyone gave him their full attention showing love when he dropped their favorites such as his remix of Odesza’s Say My Name. Although White Rabbit Group could have booked any sure-fire sellout DJ, they took a bit of a risk by getting someone as experimental as Jai Wolf to headline. Watching the sweaty crowd chant “one more song” at the end of Jai’s set spoke for itself the magic that can be created by the power of music.