The fukin crowd shtanked. I never been to Jai bar before but I'm sure I'll never go there again. But Tiga was alright though. He played all his typical shit. The night ended too early at 3:00. He played one encore tune and then the lights came on.
I have to agree. The crowd at Jai bar sucked. It was filled with ginos and ginas who were all cookie cutter cut outs of eachother. It was ridiculous.
BUT the promotors were sooooo fucking wikkid. I was given 3 free drink tickets by different promotors who were touring around the venue making sure everybody was doing well and having a good time.
I didn't get turned away for wearing my skate shoes, which was a bonus, and so I managed to have a wikkid time.
I have to say Tiga was okay. Nothing to write home about but he deffinitely had me dancing. My only beef were the AWFUL remixes. C'mon, the Rolling Stones? And did he really have to play Nelly's 'It's getting hot in here' twice? Technically he is a wikkid dj, in my opinion, which was a bonus! I boogied, had a great time and am deffinitely glad I went.
I wasn't very impressed. The crowd was weird, the sound system had no midrange (got a bit better later on) & the dance floor wasn't into it. It took Tiga over an hour to get some life in the crowd (which didn't seem to be his fault) and he played some really bad & cheesy-not-in-a-good-way tracks in with a few gems. That Spastik & Nelly track sounded like a remix to me (it wasn't as bad as it sounds, and had some other old school track in the mix as well). Tiga was definitely getting better as the night went on, but we jetted about an hour and a half in. . . I was hoping he would play a bit deeper and stay away from the more obvious commercial hits, but that wasn't happening. . . perhaps he took one look at the crowd and figured that's what they wanted.
There was no effort at decor or lighting or anything else in Jai, beyond the bartenders wearing Fidel clothing. The attendance, although certainly not terrible, was not what it would have been if the night had been even slightly promoted.
Tiga didn't even seem to know who was running the night as he asked me if I had something to do with it. . .
Ah well, managed to have a half decent night thanks to some good company
It was a very interesting crowd/vibe to me. Like a mainstream hip hop gino crowd but they were having a perfectly good time dancing to electro-ish stuff. I can only describe the night as a middle ground between hip hop meets house that can be called electro(?). Not a 4/4 timing, but danceable with lots of mainstream samples, and nothing hard.
At first I wanted him to play some techno, but after a while I got into his tunes, and dancing felt good.
Tiga's mixing got annoying at times, like crossing over 'Sunglasses at Night' with Blue Monday for like 5 freekin' minutes ends up sounding like a midrange squelching mishmash.
Coke dealers please stay outta my dancing space thank you.
i had fun, got what i expected and wanted.
the crowd was weird, but i found it appropriate for what he's playing these days - fashion people being being boring, hedonists bouncing around (i saw some pogoing), randon club district people who wandered in trying to get jiggy to electro covers of nelly, and confused tough guys.
not sure if i like that picture of me and erin though.
I can't honestly form an opinion about Friday night because I was at my company's Christmas Party (and its sinful open bar) before hand. Open bar + me = bad news.
Anyway, I do remember paying cover for my entire entourage of friends from work for no apparent reason and I also remember being way to well dressed when compared to most of the crowd there. I also remember that Tiga play mostly party tracks, which in my inebriated state, seemed just fine, thank you very much. It was definitely too short. I expected him to play for at least another hour.
Anyway, he's still one of my favourite DJs. But one time I'd like to see him throw down a more techno laden set and I'd also like to see him at least one time when I'm not completely out of my head.