Indeed, whenever I overhear someone claiming that electronic dance music or drum and bass in particular is a completely computerized, ‘talentless’ entity – a ridiculous claim of course – I respond by directing said ignorant subject towards Netsky; towards his online back catalogue and towards his live videos.
The musical innovator is the current king of an otherwise largely stale drum and bass scene as far as we’re concerned, and not only that; he’s one of the best artists in the world when it comes to live performance.
With the man himself on the keyboard, insane drumming from Michael Schack, vocalists nailing it and brilliant instrumental string work flying around, Netsky Live doesn’t just show that drum and bass is one of the purist forms of EDM, it shows that it’s a hell of a lot more original than the bulk of the stuff that you’ll hear on the radio.
The latest single from the artist, Running Low, is a manic electro rollercoaster of a beat, and it translated brilliantly onto the big speakers.
"The musical innovator is the current king of an otherwise largely stale modern drum and bass scene"
The artist’s near notorious remix of Rusko’s Everyday though was the main highlight for many. Everyone knows the build up, everyone knows the hook, and everyone knows that they have to go mental when that signature drop kicks in.
Koko was a perfect venue for the gig as well. The sold out crowd got behind the Belgian genius from the start, and it certainly wasn’t an event for anyone who was planning to stand on the sidelines and watch.
This just added to the predictable vibe of a Netsky Live performance – absolute unadulterated chaos. The tunes were big, the drops were bigger and the showcase was without a doubt a brilliant success.
A must see live act for anyone even remotely interested in drum and bass or looking for a stunning live spectacle.