By RJ Halperin
All photos courtesy of Enes Kolenovic
Last night, a pair of Swedish DJ duos, Dada Life and CAZZETTE, took control of the already legendary DJ booth at LAVO NYC.
CAZZETTE were first to take the stage. Relative newcomers on the DJ scene, the Swedish pair have enjoyed a rapid increase in popularity over the past year. Their set at LAVO would have made you think they were seasoned vets, ending perfectly with their hugely popular bootleg of Swedish House Mafia’s “Save the World.” We will surely be hearing more of them in the coming years as they continue their development as producers and DJs.
Soon, though, it was Dada Life’s turn. From the minute the Swedish electro house duo took the stage, Olle and Stefan kept the energy level extremely high. Stefan could be seen yelling and banging on the ceiling at especially climatic moments. The close quarters of LAVO allowed the crowd to feed off the energy of the DJ pair. The middle of the dance floor stayed wild well into the early morning, with people dancing on tables, sofas, and any other elevated surface they could find.
The club appeared especially amped on the “Dada.” At least one fan showed up in a full banana costume and multiple people could be seen dancing with the inflatable champagne bottles and larger-than-life bananas that floated around the dance floor. The scene was especially fitting when Dada Life dropped their trademark bootleg featuring Gwen Stefani’s classic line: “This sh*t is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” Other highlights of their set included their new single “Happy Violence” and a sick bootleg combining Afrojack’s and R3hab’s “Prutataaa” with Empire of the Sun’s “Walking on a Dream.”
Overall, both DJ duos played fantastic sets, working the crowd into a madhouse of excitement over the course of four straight hours of electro house.
All photos courtesy of Enes Kolenovic.