Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5/18/12
Britt Chester Flux Pavilion last night at Red Rocks during Global Dub Festival
GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.18.12
Barely half way through the show and still awaiting the headlining acts, Red Rocks Amphitheatre was absolutely blowing up with the sounds of Datsik. Flipping the script on everybody with an explosive remix of M.O.P.'s "Ante Up," the British Columbia producer easily wowed the crowd with enthusiastic mixing, top notch song selection and the most raging set of the whole night.
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Following the mayhem of Datsik, Doctor P snuck up on stage played a set that felt rehashed. Save for a few mini-remixes, this set was quite similar to his set at his prior to his last Fillmore appearance. Not that the it wasn't a good set full of great tracks, it's just that the mixing seemed more like a "Recently Played" list pulled straight off one of the fans iTunes.
Britt Chester Doctor P last nigh at Red Rocks during Global Dub Festival.
Look, it's given that Doctor P will play a certain handful of songs. We all expect "Sweet Shop," "Louder," "Big Boss" and "Watch Out," and when they get pulled out, it's basically the equivalent of Van Halen encoring with "Panama" -- you know it's going to happen, you just don't know when. There isn't much left to the imagination anymore with acts like these because they've reached the level where more is expected of them, rather than accepted of them.
Again, this is not necessarily a bad thing, but once your tracks reach the level of high school soccer team warm up music, you can pretty much declare that you've A), made it, and B), have to play to the masses. Such was the case with the Doctor in the house, and it was great to see him, but his crowd diagnosis was a little off, and the set could've used an adrenaline shot.