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Depart With Robin Schulz

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Erik Skoog

Play this while you read this. [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="250" iframe="true" /] They don't happen often, but in all reality Thursdays are my favorite night at Foundation. I'm easily and obviously most at home at their trance-based Saturday nights and I just can't help getting weird during Friday electro house. I can even appreciate the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone with the wubs and heavy bass on Wednesdays. But the deep, eclectic sounds that the popular Seattle nightclub bring in ever so often is exactly what it promises - a departure. [caption id="attachment_30319" align="aligncenter" width="670"]Robin + Don The dog's name is Don. I looked it up.[/caption] When I first really got into this scene around three years ago, I doubt I ever would have thought I'd found myself here. That's not a comment on the quality of any genre of music, but I do find that this is the kind of sound that generally takes a bit more exposure and willingness to grow and mature and develop the taste for something different.  In almost any other aspect of the scene, the experience essentially demands your full attention - heavy beats, flashing lights, pyrotechnics, and mandatory wild dancing. But the music of Robin Schulz seems to pique your curiousity instead, drawing you in and subconsciously bobbing your head to the groove instead of shuffling or jumping around. So, what can we expect from Robin Schulz?
  1. He might be enjoying this more than youIt becomes very obvious very quickly just how passionate and excited he is everytime he steps up to the decks. He'll draw you in and feed off your energy and take in every last bit of it.
  2. A lot of music you probably didn't know you knew. As we've covered before, Robin is one of those guys who ends up remixing a song that gets much more attention than the original. If you went in to his set not knowing who he was, more than once you'd perk up and go, "Ohhhh. THIS song!"
  3. Smoothness. Like smoother than Sinatra. Not just with his track selection. That's obvious. But if you've been lucky enough to see him perform in the past (or have checked out his Soundcloud), you'll know how seamless the journey of his sets are.
  4. "PARTY. The dancefloor freaking out and everyone leaving with a smile." That's from Robin himself.
  5. Remixes, remixes, remixes. But very personal ones. Robin has stated before that he goes into making his tracks for himself first and transforms them into something that connects with the crowd.
  6. Darkness. We've all been to festivals. We all love the lights. But this isn't about the presence of flashing strobes and laser beams (while those are awesome). They make an appearance, but instead this is about how the music sets the mood and the absence of light compliments it.
  7. You'll catch yourself bobbing. It's gonna happen. There's not a whole lot you can do to avoid it.
It's not too late. Grab your tickets here. And I'll see you all tonight. Mostly likely bobbing. You can keep listen to that set by the way. It should flow into another hour long mix when it's over. _____________________________________________________________ If you don't happen to be in the Seattle area, Robin is still in the midst of a small US tour before departing for Europe. Check out one of his upcoming shows across California, Denver, and Chicago.