Webster Hall was a mini Electric Zoo in its own right, Saturday night, February 2nd. The glow-stick slingin’ youth crowded every inch of the venue to catch Feed Me (aka Jon Gooch of Hertfordshire, England), and supporting DJ Mord Fustang during his NYC pit stop on the “Teeth” Tour, is support of “Death by Robots” EP. With Photek on the decks in the basement’s Studio Stage, the block was brimming with excitement and the bass that filtered through the brick walls into the night’s cool air.
In contrast to the upbeat bangers on the main stage, Photek kept it steady with a drum and bass and deep house set downstairs to warm up a happy handful of raver kids. With more room to dance, the fans crowding the little space twirled euphorically around Photek’s geometric laser light show.
After opening sets from resident DJ, Alex English, and DJ Dank, Estonian producer Mord Fustang, dressed in dark clothes brought tropical lights and vibes that come through in his mesmerizing brand of electro-house. The lights might have been plucked out of Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road map, making sunglasses-clad dudes in the club (dare we say it!) acceptable. After dropping, “The Electric Dream”, Truise descended through Disclosure’s vocally potent track, “Latch”, into a dubby-house vibe to feed the room’s growing appetite.
At long last, 2 a.m: When Feed Me’s enormous Teeth LED display was revealed, the jagged Chesire Cat grin moved the crowd into a starving chant of, “Feed Me! Feed Me!”, and the wait was finally over. The British producer whose signature reads, “Grime”, put forth a versatile set.
The eclectic brand of dubstep, sprinkled with pop, funk, hip-hop, and a dash of metal. With a dubbed out version of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” thrown in to the mix; let the performance serve as an optimistic narrative for the rest of Feed Me’s 2013.