This previous weekend in sunny Southern California was fairly a scorcher, with temperatures rising above 100 levels in most cities. That didn’t cease us or Dirtybird from throwing the primary ever Los Angeles version of their famed Dirtybird BBQ events. Not solely was I excited for LA lastly getting its personal BBQ, however to see the premiere of the most recent collaboration between Reggie Watts and John Tejada, entitled WAJATTA (pronounced wa-ha-ta).
We arrived on the Coliseum to search out that the realm the stage was arrange in had loads of shade and was within the grass, which already is a large plus. Additionally they had followers blowing chilly air positioned strategically across the venue in order that attendees strolling by or dancing can get a pleasant blast of air to stability out the warmth. The day began off with Dateless and Lucati going b2b dropping that funky tech, adopted by Christian Martin dropping quite a lot of trippy ass techno.
Justin Jay performed at a primary time to the place the sold-out occasion was simply reaching its capability, prompting for loads of feels journeys and the occasional sing-along. There was a remix specifically of his track Time that took the track and flipped it right into a dance ground destroyer. It ended up getting dropped 2 extra occasions all through the evening by Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke, so it undoubtedly caught my consideration.
The set I used to be most excited to see, WAJATTA, was certainly a spectacle in itself. You had been completely in a position to see how John and Reggie carried out collectively, with John ruling over the decks whereas Reggie sang (very well would possibly I add) on prime of some actually funky home beats. It virtually felt like we had been at a discotheque listening to old skool jams. It was a really distinctive set to expertise and I hope that they play extra reveals collectively, as it’s one thing I feel would change your perspective of Reggie Watts.
Justin Martin took it one degree deeper and performed loads of vibey, chill tunes for the viewers, it made for a reasonably good night set. However out of nowhere, in a complete Zero-100 transfer, he began taking part in his remix of Keep by Henry Krinkle, and after the beat broke down it obtained ramped as much as a bumping DnB remix which completely slew the unsuspecting home heads.
Claude stepped up on the finish to present respects and a second of silence for the late Chris Wilson, higher referred to as Grill$on who sadly handed away earlier this 12 months. He was at each single BBQ occasion for the final 15 years, and it certainly was not the identical with out his presence there. After lighting the torch on prime of the Coliseum, Claude took the group on a journey till the tip of the evening.
Total, the very first Dirtybird BBQ in Los Angeles was an enormous success. So many followers and associates coming collectively to bounce and have a grand outdated time in the summertime solar was a really stunning factor. We’re excited for what’s coming for this 12 months’s West Coast Campout in October!
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