Cue the CO2 cannons, paint cannons, pyrotechnics and explosions. This is what you saw and herd throughout the night if you were at Life in Color’s show at the Shrine Auditorium here in Downtown Los Angeles.
As I entered the venue around 8 pm, there were ravers all suited up with their glowsticks, neon colored hats with the famous line, “I came here to drink and f**k bitches,” and of course, all the white tanks and shorts. But what really caught my attention was one of the opening acts, Fista Cuffs. They created a very interesting set, bouncing around between trap, dubstep and moombahton. Fista Cuffs put together such a great mix that the crowd was all hands up in the air from the beginning of the night. I got the chance to meet up with Fista Cuffs at the end of their set and ask them about what tracks they thought really moved the crowd. They sited their track “Fortress,” the Noisia remix of “Smack My Bitch Up” as well as a track known as “Drive Hard” by up and coming artist Prototyperaptor. These three tracks were definitely some of the heavy hitters of the night and had the crowd amped for the main acts.
David Solano, one of the larger acts of the night, was next in line. From the moment he stepped on the stage the crowd went ballistic as he dropped a variety of his own remixes and bootlegs combined with major tracks of other artists. After his run on stage, he too gave me the top three tracks that he felt made his set special, they include "Closure" by Brass Knuckles & David Solano, “All We Are” (David Solano Remix) and “Resurrect the Sky” (David Solano mashup). The night was just warming up after David left the stage. Savoy took the stage next and slammed the crowd with more trap and electro house.
The one and only Felix Cartal, a huge force in the EDM scene, was next up. The crowd, which was already covered in paint, let out an animalistic scream as Felix got on stage. Early in his set, he dropped Clockwork’s remix of his track “Black to White,” and it has been a while since I have seen a crowd go that hard when the drop hit. At the end of his set, Manufactured Superstars ended the night with their performance. Overall, I must say that the best opening set went to Fista Cuffs, and the best main act set was Felix Cartal.
Life in Color is definitely something that any EDM culture lover should experience at least once. I mean come on, where else are you going to be able to get covered in crazy neon paint while raging to your favorite artists?