Sunday, October 18, 2009
Mr. Oizo at Avalon Hollywood 10/16
In a world where DJing has become more common through electronic advances, it takes talent and creativity to stand out.
Mr. Oizo's "Lambs Anger" displays a variety of songs both fast and slow. A play on words of Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock's "It Takes Two" turns into a vulgar sex account. There is no doubt that this man loves to mix his French influence with fast-paced sweat dripping beats.
Mr. White performed the opening set at Avalon mixing chart toppers such as Kid Cudi's "Day N' Nite" into bass pumping house tracks which began to get the crowd's heart pulsing.
The dancefloor was full when Oizo took the stage somewhere around 12:30 a.m. This man played hours of fast paced tracks never leaving the audience a chance to breath. The tone was almost similar to a rave. Continous fast paced bass kept hitting the speakers, but the beaded bracelets and ridiculous outfits were absent (thank god). Unfortunately, I did not stay until 3 a.m. to see Oizo's whole set, but when I emerged on Vine Street sweaty and exhausted my ears were still ringing.
Overall I enjoyed this show and it panned out to be what I had expected: a night of sweaty kids jumping to one long electronic song. It definitely wasn't one of the best but it was fun and worth the $10. My only advice to Oizo for his next U.S. show; cut some of the repetitive, flashy tracks and add more vocals. If he slowed down his set just a tad the audience would have had a chance to appreciate the artistic approach to DJing.
Here's a clip of Mr. Oizo's set at Avalon 10/16: