Monday, September 2, 2013

Bumbershoot, Day Two - Beats Antique

Beats Antique are sort of a next-level Thievery Corporation.  Whereas the latter uses a lot of guest musicians to provide exotic, global sounds, Beats Antique accomplishes much the same using hip-hop sampling techniques and a dancer with a truly impressive array of wardrobe options.  This at times crossed the line from the exotic to the surreal, and it wasn't at all surprising to hear that they had played the Burning Man Festival just the night before.

For obvious reasons, they drew a large audience and I wasn't able to get anywhere near the post position of the previous two sets.  But, still, this set may have been the high point of the day, and I am so glad that I caught that second wind and stayed to see these performers.

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