Monday, July 16, 2007

Klaxons+Pitchfork=Amazing


Last night was fucking unbelievable... we saw Klaxons wandering through the crowd so we followed them over to where Cadence Weapon was playing... when I walked up they said "What's this guy called?" so I told them and they were like "yeah yeah, he's fucking great"... I mentioned if they thought that was great they needed to hear "Sharks"... then I made a horribly braindead decision to say "Hey, last night at the Debonair Social Club was awesome"...

Ok, now rewind. Vice and Modular were throwing a party at the Debonair Social Club was billed as Klaxons and Voxtrot DJing. We showed up after a long queue and made our way downstairs to a somewhat crowded dancefloor (that was only lit with red lights which was awesome) and the first person I see is Steffan (Klaxons' maybe permanent touring drummer) so I figure "oh they must be here". Bleary eyed from standing in the sun all day I could have SWORN I saw Jamie standing behind the glass in the DJ booth at one point...

...Fast forward and I've got Jaime telling me "I was supposed to play but I didn't show!"... uhhh, whoops... "Hehehehe (sunburned cheeks getting redder)"... to which he said "Well yeah, was I good then?" to which I said "Oh, you were fucking awesome, you don't even know!"... more laughing and at least at this point I feel more goofy than I do totally retarded. I had said "I thought I saw you in the booth, and I saw Steffan there" and he said "Steff showed but I couldn't make it, I was just too worn out"... understandable... then we took the picture and I went on my mary way...

That moment was important foreshadowing... fast forward a couple more hours to see the greatest moment of the whole Pitchfork festival... apparently Klaxons decided they REALLY liked Cadence Weapon because they brought him on stage for "Magick" and blew the roof off. It was crazy awesome and I wish I had a video camera for it... he was rapping so fucking fast and they guys were so into it. The first show I saw with them was great but this was legendary. At the end Simon destroyed everything on stage pretty much (which I have some very blurry pictures of). All said and done it was a perfect gig... there were WAY too many people standing there and we had to leave a few songs in and go to the back... it was the type of crowd where if you fall you die and it's 105 degrees from peoples body heat. The crowd thinned out a lot because of that but the people who stayed saw the best show of the weekend!

Here's something to remember it by...

Klaxons- "Atlantis To Interzone (Hadouken Remix)" zShare

Klaxons- "Atlantis To Interzone (Hadouken Remix)" YSI... which will probably be dead by the time you get to it... YSI needs to offer more bandwidth... I have to use it though or Hype won't post the track!


P.s. There were these three hilarious British guys right in front of us in the crowd being so fucking goofy. The one guy points at this kid in a fluorescent hat and says "That guy over there is new rave. The rest of you are old rave. But he doesn't even know he's new rave and that is irony." Trust me that was really funny when you've been standing in one place for 45 minutes during the worst soundcheck in history.

P.P.S. Apparently this is Simon's favourite shirt :)

1 comment:

Patch said...

I'm glad you guys have found this comment. Apparently the new Blogger software thinks my blog is a 'spam blog' and the 'false positive' reading has put a lock on my blog! I'll be back soon though with an interview with The Projects... and there is also a face lift in the works so keep your eyes peeled! And a preemptive thank you to whoever unlocks my blog!