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Philadelphia Has a New Generation Wild – LiT UltraBar 02/07/13

Monday, February 11, 2013
Sean Peterson

The Generation Wild Tour rumbled into Philadelphia on Thursday, February 7th. If you told me 6 months ago that Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, AND Mikael Weermets were going to be spinning in the same night, at the same event, in Philadelphia, I would have called you crazy to your face. Did Philadelphia get wild? I’m not sure wild is the proper term to describe what happened at LiT UltraBar. “Thirsty Thursday” will never be the same.

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I took a seat in the DJ booth as the night began at 10pm with Amenzo, a local Philadelphia favorite. People were beginning to pour into LiT as Amenzo spun light tracks with hints of hard-hitting electro. Arty & Mat Zo’s “Rebound” into Hardwell’s “The World” was a nice transition. Overall, this was a very appropriate opener to get the crowd mentally and physically ready for four electro fused sets. Mikael Weermets took to the decks in full force, spinning tech house for a good half hour. I was still in the booth and looked at this as a treat, since I’m a huge fan of techno and tech house. As I left to join the crowd, Weermets dropped Mahesa Utara’s remix of Nero - Crush On You / Nicky Romero - Toulouse / Angger Dimas - Are You Ready. Everyone really started to let loose. Weermets also dropped his new single, “Make Some Noise” and Sander Van Doorn’s “Joyenergizer”. dBerrie was up next and opened with the brand new Tiesto remix of Zedd’s “Clarity” feat. Foxes. The crowd was fully engaged as dBerrie blended in recent electro and progressive tracks, including a unique electro mashup of The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” The set was the perfect combination of dance-able indulgence and energy to set up Deniz Koyu. [youtube id="FKo1WrYN2eE" width="620" height="360"] I came into the night with high expectations for Deniz Koyu, and he was on another galaxy at LiT UltraBar. Massive tracks such as Dannic’s “Clobber” and W&W & Ummet Ozcan ‘s “The Code” took over as the crowd was doused in  smoke. Koyu worked in his new track with Dirty South, “Halo”, as well as his epic remix of Zedd’s “Spectrum”. The highlight of the entire night was when Koyu dropped House of Pain’s timeless classic, “Jump Around” and mashed in the drop from Knife Party’s “Rage Valley”. I applaud Koyu to the fullest extent for this brilliant surprise. Danny Avila closed the night, and proved why his future is one everyone should be paying close attention to. Avila mostly spun creative mashups that consisted of dubstep and old school hip-hop.  It’s always a pleasure to hear Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child.” Avila’s set was the cherry on top of one of the most successful nights that LiT Ultrabar has ever hosted. The night came to a close and left Philadelphia with a new "Generation Wild" going forward. LiT Ultrabar has consistently been setting up some of the top talent in the electronic dance music industry. A tremendous thank you goes out to LiT, as well as Art of Electronica and CollegeEDM, for providing Philadelphia with a memorable night for the ages . The venue has the best sound system I’ve ever witnessed. If you have the opportunity to attend a show at LiT UltraBar, do yourself a favor and go. LiT is doing a fantastic job at igniting the electronic dance music scene in Philadelphia.  

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