Photography by Emilie C-P
Parc Jean-Drapeau didn’t get the chance to rest after Warped Tour on Saturday. Another big day of music was planned for this past Sunday. Skrillex was in town yesterday and brought along some of his DJ friends much to the pleasure of all electro music lovers.
Pretty Lights had the big responsibility of warming up the crowd as an opener. From what I saw he did a pretty good job! He managed to sample from all genres of music with upbeat tempos and it really put people in a good dance-y type of mood !
When the lights dimmed at 9h30, people went absolutely nuts. It got even crazier when the black drape unveiled the stage, revealing a giant spaceship that looked like the batmobile. After an extensive and fairly calm intro, Sonny Moore finally arrived at his turntables. The next hour and a half was pure madness. It’s a good thing that Montreal has this island for those types of shows because I’m pretty sure the sound carried all the way to the South shore.
Skrillex had a very strong set filled with songs from his two EPs Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and Bangarang as well as some other remixed songs from basically every single genre of music. His set included rap, reggae and even remixes of other electro djs such as Nero, Benny Benassi and Avicii. Everyone was headbanging to the crazy dubstep beats. Trust me, you cannot stand still with that kind of music playing. The only downside of the set was a good half an hour where he played some of the biggest hits which he seemed to keep all until the end.
When you’re experiencing a DJ set there’s another part that I believe adds an even cooler effect; the lightings. Skrillex managed to go above and beyond with that aspect of the show. From colored fires to columns of smoke, the most impressive one was probably when the spaceship started to lift up in the air with some fireworks under it. Let’s just say it was completely surreal.
With that kind of giant outdoor club it doesn’t surprise me that the crowd could have probably kept dancing until the early hours of the morning.
For a full album of photographs from the show click the link below: