Recap: Empire Of The Sun Kicks Off MTV Iggy & Intel’s Music Experiement 2.0 in NYC

 

Last night, MTV Iggy & Intel launched The Music Experiment 2.0 series in New York City and we at Giant Step had the pleasure of producing the fantastic event. Featured act Empire of the Sun gave an unforgettable performance and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the incredible experience we were able to bring to life.

Attendees entered Gotham Hall and were treated to performers honoring the cosmic masquerade theme that guests were encouraged to dress up for. DJ Adrian Lux got the party started and was followed by a heated performance by fire breathers and drummers.

Then, Empire of the Sun took the stage for a mind-blowing set featuring several dancers, costume changes and some big creature blowing smoke. It was unlike anything we have ever seen.

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The Mystical James Blake Awes at Terminal 5

 


Words by Andrea K. Castillo / Photo by Seher Sikandar

The night of Tuesday, May 7th was one of musical splendor. The evening hosted the first of two high-demand New York shows at Terminal 5 for the future soul master that is James Blake. The UK crooner brought out a crowd that is unheard of at such shows, a mass of actual cool people. You had your hipsters clad in dark framed glasses and five-panel hats, college bros that are venturing out to new musical territories, tastemakers, and couples that danced to a rhythm that no one else heard. This group was mature and well attuned to Blake’s galaxy-surfing sound.

His set began a minute early, at 8:59 PM to be exact, with an attention-grabbing introduction of “Unluck”. The stage was clad in blue-green light adding a dreamlike quality to Blake’s at-times haunting vocals. Positioned to the right of center-stage, Blake’s performance was not focused on his ego, but that of meticulous live-sampling and eclectic sound.

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