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Ekali at the Electric Owl, Vancouver, May 2, 2015. Audrey Alexandrescu photo.

Review and photos – High Klassified, Ekali and Tsuruda and Huxley Anne at the Electric Owl, May 2 2015

– review and photos by Audrey Alexandrescu

The vibes were amazing all night during Saturday’s show at the Electric Owl. Everyone was buzzing and smiling in anticipation of good music and artists that some people in the crowd may never have heard of before.

This was Tsuruda and Huxley Anne’s first international show, and as they took the stage and dropped their first song, they already had the crowd amped up. It was hard to take your eyes off them as Anne danced and bounced aroundwhile Tsuruda dropped heavy tracks that literally made the room shake, thanks to the PK sound setup. Both Tsuruda and Huxley Anne are-on-the rise producers from L.A, and have collaborated many times. (Tsuruda has a new album out on Bandcamp titled “madness” which you can listen to for at tsuruda.bandcamp.com.)

Ekali was up next, and his set went from slow sexy bass to fun remixes and back to sounds that left you wondering what the fuck he just did. Dropping his newest remix of What So Not’s “Gemini” was only one of the highlights as the crowd jumped and danced in recognition. There’s always extra love for this local, who always looks happy and humble on stage, and dances in sync with the crowd. Having dancers in flashy and sparkley outfits on stage with him added another element of fun.

Closing out the night, headliner High Klassified took a calm and collected approach. His set diverged from the heavy bass earlier in the night, and created a cool-future vibe.

Presented by the Vancouver collective High Etiquette, the night was a success. Everyone, it seemed, was in high spirits as the show came to a close, and left the club in a relaxed and satisfied hum.

Ekali photos:

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High Classified photos:

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Huxley Anne photos:

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Tsuruda photos:

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