This unbiased review has been written for PowerStruggleMusic.com by Jai Jhangiani
Hard Rock Sofa have been taking the Electronic Dance Music scene by storm with their impressive sets headlining at some of the biggest music festivals across the world. On May 6th, Canvas was definitely ‘Blown Up’ by an amazing set played by the Russian duo. For me, the ultimate tracklist is full of unexpected surprises and that’s exactly what I got a taste of! Though relatively small, the venue comfortably fit the crowd. The vibe, simply put, was extraordinary.
The visuals were decent but the energy was the next level. The opening act is one of the toughest tasks but One and One followed by DJ Shiva did an unbelievable job.
In a perfectly appropriate opening to their set, HRS let crowd know what they were in for and started off with Florence and the Machine – Spectrum (Calvin Harris Mix). This track set the tone for the rest of the show.
The duo mixed in famous club anthems like:
Nicky Romero – Symphonica
One Republic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
Firebeatz – Dear New York
Daddy’s Groove – Stellar
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
Calvin Harris – Let’s Go (Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa Remix).
They also nailed it with the bootleg of Hard Rock Sofa vs. Axwell – Rasputin w/ Watch the Sunrise and Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash vs. Swedish House Mafia vs. R.E.M – Reload w/ Save the World w/ Losing my Religion. Their remix of Alesso ft. Matthew Komas – Years was the tipping point of the night.
Out of the two hours that they played, the first hour was skewed towards commercial and mainroom tracks but the second hour full of IDs completely blew the roof off. They read the crowd perfectly and as per equation, for the perfect response.
Banger after Banger! They played a set that relies heavily on their original productions being twisted and shaped in so many different ways. All in all, the whole night was a great experience for everyone that attended.Hard Rock Sofa truly showed us why they are one of the leading producers and DJs of this generation.