Sasha and Digweed | 04.02 | Boston
Sasha and Digweed :: 04.02.08 :: The Estate :: Boston, MA
The vibe in the room felt like Sasha and Digweed were the monarchs of the house scene, ready to reclaim their crown. Their formula for success was simple in nature, but incredibly intricate by any musical or technological criteria. Digweed started by developing a heavy electronic drum beat that Sasha layered with synthed-out samples he’d been tweaking. After they’d successfully developed a groove, they began working it towards a gradual build. Things then broke down during a powerful climax in a way that allowed them to start things from the top.
When they both joined each other on stage again, their similarities became even more obvious than their differences. Both DJs utilized similar, synthesized drumbeats and they both seemed to sample from the same catalog of ’90s Euro pop. When they took turns pulling solo duty, the beats sounded very similar to when they were collaborating, but with a lot less going on.
Both Sasha and Digweed sounded better when they were on stage with their other half. They each did their own thing, and did it well, but when Sasha came back to the stage after Digweed’s mini-set, it was clear what was missing. As talented as they both are, the power of their collaboration was responsible for the better moments of the night. In fact, their performance in Boston was a perfect example of why two minds are better than one.
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