Dj Snake Performs at Pacha NYC
This post was written by Kristen Grennan (@KristenGrennan) and Jabari LeGendre
This past Friday night, DJ Snake performed live to a packed house at Pacha NYC. The scene was perfect for this burgeoning trap DJ whose recent hit, “Get Low” with Dillon Francis has brought him national attention. That night the entire dance floor was so packed people could barely dance, yet no one wanted to leave as the music was so good. Luckily my friend and I were able to enjoy the festivities on Pacha’s spacious mezzanine but all the ravers on the main floor looked like were having the time of their lives despite being packed in like sardines. Throughout the show, dancers on the stage and elevated in front of VIP fit the scene appropriately, as the music was perfect for booty shaking and that extra indulgence.
DJ Snake hit the decks with a reckless abandon which set the tone for his raunchy set. He got things started with “Lunatic” his electric new collaboration with Mercer. The songs infectious vocal samples got the energy level inside Pacha going through the roof and when the first drop hit the speakers the packed dance floor began to bounce in unison. I was thoroughly impressed by DJ Snake’s wide song selection, he definitely put together a diverse set that you wouldn’t normally expect from a trap artist. The Parisian DJ played everything from dubstep to hip hop to dirty dutch, keeping the crowd constantly guessing and incredibly entertained.
Throughout his action packed hour and half set DJ Snake dropped a few gems that surprised me including “I Can’t Stop” by Flux Pavilion, “Show Me Love” by Robyn and “Ready Or Not” by The Fugees expertly mixed in with his own remix of Alunageorge’s “You Know You Like It”. The excitement inside the packed house hit critical mass when DJ Snake unleashed his two huge dance floor detonators “Turn Down For What?” and “Get Low” back to back. I’ve been to a lot of shows and I’ve seen some truly awe inspiring scenes unfold on dance floors around the world but the carnage that followed those two songs was absolutely ridiculous. The entire building was shaking as the bass rattled and booties clapped with fervor. The entire show culminated when the Frenchman dropped Tchami’s bootleg of the classic Coolio track “Gangster Paradise” which signaled the end of what was a supremely enjoyable but unfortunately brief set.
All in all DJ Snake considerably surpassed my expectations with his performance. He showed off his considerable mixing chops and blew me away with his vast musical pallet. By the end of his set on Friday I certainly was starving for more so I will be putting DJ Snake on my must see list for this summer and trust me you should too.