Governor’s Island is New York City’s premier summer destination for dance music concerts. A showcase series that has featured several of the world’s best DJs, the event organized by RPM presents saw Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano headline last Saturday night before Baauer and Boys Noize took over the following night for a rare Sunday Funday party.
The Sunday featuring Baauer and Boys Noize may have been one of the Island’s most fun experiences all summer. After opening sets from Pilo, L-Vis 1990, Samo Sound Boy, Spank Rock, and Leif, Baauer chants ensued. But those chants turned to screams when Baauer finally came on. A renowned trap DJ, Baauer’s set consisted of funky tribal, house, and DnB beats. He also brought out the surprise of the night, ASAP Ferg, who came out to the hit single, “Work”, was exciting. Then when Baauer dropped ASAP Ferg’s “Shabba,” the night had climaxed and the focused crowd erupt.
Baauer continued finishing his 60-minute set with songs like “Wiggle remix” by Jason Derulo and Twrk, his own “Rollup remix” by Flosstradaumus, and of course “Hot Nigga” by Bobby Shmurda. The reverberating bass sounds, from Baauers trap and hip-hop would have the lively audience bouncing with his up-beat rhythms non-stop and that momentum would continue into Boys Noize’s performance, where keep the crowd vibing to the music well into midnight.
Boys Noize may be an up & coming talent, but his raw, bass-driven anthems were beyond dope. The German native played a highly original set where everyone was having fun. The audience grooved to the infectious sounds of Boys Noize’s techno/electro house music and it was because his breaks and transitions were flawless. He kept the music’s tempo upbeat playing a variety of songs off his ‘Out Of The Black album’ like “XTC” and other wicked tunes such as DJ Snake’s “Lunatic,” and Dog Blood’s sinister sounding “Wild For The Night remix.”
Both DJs and producers, Baauer and Boys Noize played their electro, techno, and trap music to the sights of their own custom stage setups with fog blasters, smoke, and kaleidoscopic lighting. They attracted a sold-out NYC-audience, and with both artist’s exciting drops and unexpected guests last Sunday night was quite possibly the craziest crowd that Governor’s Island may have seen this entire summer. Start following Baauer on Twitter, Boys Noize on Twitter, and RPM Presents on Twitter for new music and future shows. Enjoy!