Alunageorge w/ Rejjie Snow & Andre Power at the Santa Ana Observatory on April 18th, 2016
Coming off of the first weekend of Coachella, Alunageorge took the opportunity to play a few shows in the LA/OC area and treated those who were unable to make the trek out to the desert to an electric show. I was one of the lucky spectators that witnessed Alunageorge performing at Coachella. Except, I was also lucky enough to see them make a guest appearance during Disclosure and Baauer’s sets. And yet, I still had not had my fill of the British duo.
The Monday after Coachella, I went to the Observatory in Santa Ana to see them in a much more intimate setting as compared to the Sahara tent. The Observatory is by far my favorite venue in the OC/LA area due to its fresh remodel, creating a space where all the spectators can see the show from every angle.
Kicking off the night was a surprise set from Soulection’s very own co-founder, Andre Power. Starting with some soulful tunes and slowly building up to rap bangers, the crowd was grooving after a mere 10 minutes. Power played everything from Justin Timberlake to Anderson .Paak and Michael Jackson. My personal favorite was his transition from Desiigner’s “Panda” into the classic, “Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah.
After Andre Power warmed up the crowd, Rejjie Snow kept the good vibes going. The Irish rapper, who has collaborated with Kaytranada, started off slowly wandering around the stage until the crowd began to feel his flow. After he became more comfortable, his stage presence and energy sky-rocketed.
At last, Alunageorge arrived to the stage. Dressed in only oversized overalls and a tiny rainbow-colored bralette, Aluna’s style is always impeccable and unique. Unlike other artists, Alunageorge started their set with some of their most well known and high energy songs, Attracting Flies, Automatic, and In Control.
The British duo has gained worldwide recognition due to DJ Snake’s remix of their popular single, You Know You Like It. They’ve also collaborated with Zhu, Disclosure, Baauer, Jack U, and most recently with Flume on their latest single “I Remember”. They debuted a new song with Zhu, as well as two new tracks off their upcoming sophomore effort.
Not a single spectator was motionless throughout their set. Aluna constantly interacts with the crowd whether its by holding out the mic, encouraging fans to sing the lyrics, or dancing enthusiastically and constantly entertaining the crowd.If you are planning on attending Coachella weekend 2, I highly recommend you stop by the Sahara tent and catch Alunageorge's set. The Sahara tent amplifies their live show (including allowing them enough room for backup dancers) and gives them the massive stage that they truly deserve.