Review: Beats Antique at the Fillmore, 12/3/11

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Britt Chester
Zoe Jakes of Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slide show

BEATS ANTIQUE at THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/3/11
When Zoe Jakes emerged from stage right during the opening song adorned in a traditional bedleh and a painted mask to tease, it was pretty much set in stone that the remainder of the evening would include sultry hip gyrations, explosive dance moves and seductive, contemporary gypsy dance music. And that's just what was delivered as Beats Antique rolled through tracks old and new in front of a packed house at the Fillmore last night.

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Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slide show.

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The most exciting part of the whole show was the prospect of the unexpected. Beats brings the energy level up until it peaks with a trio of synchronized dancers luring each and every set of eyes into a trance on songs like "Dope Crunk" and the remix of Glitch Mob's "Swarm." Given the outfit's lust for creativity and for producing an awe-inspiring live show, it wasn't too surprising when David Satori announced what sounded like an on-the-fly decision to play a new Bassnectar remix just finished that morning and then delivered the track with flawless precision.

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Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slide show.

Despite being on tour in support of its new album Elektrafone, Beats Antique still treated fans at the Fillmore to a heaping helping of favorites such as "Beauty Beats," which showed serious fiddle work on behalf of Satori. This gave the crowd a renewed sense of energy as the group played the latter half of its set.

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Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slide show.

Satori, the master behind the fiddle, banjo, samples and cuts, could barely contain his excitement. Throughout the show, he expressed gratitude to the full venue and offered up praise to the guest brass section, led by Sylvain Carton. Carton, visiting Denver by way of Paris, France, is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose presence was both welcomed and felt. "Cat Skillz" was deeply resonate thanks to the strong bass blasted from Carton's baritone sax.

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Photo by Britt Chester
Beats Antique last night at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more pics in the full Beats Antique at the Fillmore slide show.

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Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

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3 comments
Jay Volak
Jay Volak

Nice write-up, and I do wish I could see this exact show AGAIN...two nights next time, Beats Antique!!!

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