This past Thursday I went to see Laidback Luke play at The Venue of Scottsdale for a Halloween event called Thriller II. It was an 18+ Costume Party with one of the biggest house names for only 22 bucks. So. Worth. It. Recently most of the best DJ’s that have been coming to Arizona have been at clubs, where us 20 year olds, who are dying to see them, can’t go. So I was extremely happy to hear that we were finally able to attend a great show. The last time I saw him was at Coachella last year, and it was by far one of the best show’s I have seen in my life.
When we arrived, it was a little chaotic. Everyone was scrambling around fighting their way to the front of the line to get in as quickly as possible. The people working there were doing everything in their power to make the process run as smoothly as possible. Cops were standing around arresting multiple kids for who knows what.
We finally got in and saw how awesome the venue actually was. It was an indoor courtyard with bars on both sides and the stage was located at the front.
We got there just in time when Laidback Luke was about to go on. We got to the front of the stage and Laidback Luke came on stage. He certainly got the crowd hyped up immediately when he did a live remix of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It was the perfect song to begin the wild night.
He played two of my favorite songs, “Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia and remixed it with “Paradise” a new song by Coldplay. It is unreal to hear two songs of completely different music genre’s mixed together in such a way, that the collaboration is better than listening to the individual songs.
He also played some other great songs like “Turbulence,” a song he made with Steve Aoki and Lil John, and MSTRKRFT’s remix of “Heartbreaker,” which is originally by John Legend.
That’s the one reason I love Laidback Luke. He finds a way to put together totally different songs, and make them sound absolutely in tune, like they were meant to be on the same track. He plays a bunch of remixes of other DJ’s, along with many other songs by well known pop artists like his remix of “Dirty Talk” by Wynter Gordon.
He kept showing the appreciation of his immense fans support by throwing up the love symbol. He is unlike many other DJ’s, because every second he gets he is engaging the crowd, singing to his own lyrics, and just putting on an entrancing show.
After Laidback Luke played his last song, the crowd rushed out as my friend and I ran to the front. He took pictures with a few fans, and we were lucky enough to get one and talk to him for a minute. He was such a cool guy, and every time I see him live, it makes me love him more and more.