So Laidback Luke and Swanky Tunes come to Pacha NYC and those of you who were man (or woman) enough to stay awake for the entire show got your money’s worth ($10?!) and a whole lot more. Coming off an unbelievable set at Ultra and having arrived at Pacha straight from Terminal 5, LL showed no signs of fatigue. He started it off right with “A Million Voices” and “Who’s Wearing the Cap”, and soon to follow was “Greyhound“, which officially blew half of the roof off Pacha (Luke was generous and left the other half of the roof to be blown off by Swanky Tunes when they played the very same “Greyhound” a mere 2 hours later). Just when you thought you couldn’t listen to “Dirty Talk” anymore without cringing at flashbacks of overcrowded high school house parties, Laidback Luke decides to mash it up with “No Beef“, thus transforming Pacha NYC into the McDonalds located in central Harlem; providing the “Dirty Beef” that no one can seem to resist. A Laidback Luke performance wouldn’t be complete without “Show Me Love” and “Timebomb” to remind us that there are just some songs we will NEVER get tired of. Despite all of these (ticking ticking) timeless wonders, my highlight was a new track that was first previewed at Ultra: “1, 2, 3, 4” by Laidback Luke, featuring rapid counting skillz by Chuckie and God knows what from Martin Solveig. The tracks carries a “Turbulent” energy, so strap yourself in.
LIVE ULTRA MIAMI: Chuckie, Laidback Luke & Martin Solveig – 1, 2, 3, 4