Well after last night I can safely say that Webster Hall knows how to book a show. If you were looking to turn up last night and get a little rowdy, there was nowhere better to be than in the crowd while the collective of Gent & Jawns, LOUDPVCK and Paper Diamond absolutely took the place and turned it on it’s head. Booming 808′s took over the room in all shapes and sizes and there was some real artistry going on each artists’ collective sets. Whether it was Paper Diamond fading perfectly from What’s Your Fantasy by Ludacris into Cashmere Cat’s hit remix of Do You Like by Miguel, LOUDPVCK reaching into the Jam Jar for their own personal edit of Dark Fantasy before leaving the crowd absolutely #HURT, everyone was on their A game.
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Our photographer Ryan and I got in the building right about halfway through Gent & Jawns set and these dudes were wasting absolutely no time getting this crowd moving. Dropping bass-heavy bombs all night, they moved flawlessly between tempos and everything from moombahton, to trap, twerk music and club music.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the night was hearing the versatility they possessed within and between genres. While there was no shortage of bass the entire night, Paper Diamond specifically impressed me with his ability to control the mood of the room from the moment he stepped on the stage without cluttering the airspace with his own words. Launchpad in hand, he came on stage with some stunning visuals and systematically moved the crowd from the highs of tracks like ETC!ETC! & Snails track RUBBR to a track I couldn’t even find with the help of Shazaam, with wailing guitars and ambient chords that turned the room near docile.
Overall, I had one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had at Webster Hall in a while; I never felt the place was overpacked to discomfort and the artist’s on the bill complimented one another perfectly. Be sure to CHECK OUT THE FULL GALLERY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam