Fresh off his European tour, Floridian producer Marcel Everett, better known as XXYYXX played his largest headlining show to date last night at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Although XXYYXX is undoubtedly a talented producer he has never been known for his live sets, but after seeing him last night I have a feeling that’s about to change.
A sole purple laser beam leading up to Everett’s DJ setup cut the darkness in a half as he took the stage. When the the beat drop the laser split into two, ten seconds later it was in four lines, after twenty seconds everyone was dancing and the beams were rotating wildly revealing bits and parts of his likeness as they washed over him.
The crowd, which was made up of teens and young twenty somethings, went wild as Everett confidently sailed through his set. This was a much different DJ than the young, unsure teen I had seen play over at 285 Kent this past February. His European tour had done him well, giving him a chance to hone is skills for a triumphant return back to the U.S.
XXYYXX will return to New York on September 22nd to open for Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES and play the even bigger Terminal 5. Give him another year and you’ll probably see him billed as the headliner.
-”I was baked when I wrote this,” said Everett as he was about to play a never before heard song. A statement that was met by a loud round of applause.
-Before his last song he stopped to graciously thank the audience saying, “The fact that everyone can sit here and enjoy all types of music is dope. Everyone was awesome. New York is cool.”
-Everett was still on stage as the venue emptied and the house lights came on. Fans jumped on stage to take photos with him. He happily obliged and was soon surrounded by nearly twenty gushing fans.