At 17:30 yesterday the time was set for bass, when the danish producer and dj Eloq went on stage. There is no doubt that people want electronic music, because there was a lot of people despite of Vinnie Who’s opening of Orange 30 minutes later.
With a mix of trap, reggae, soft bass and hardstyle it was more or less all about bass. Eloq started out with some trap to start the party but already after 10 minutes into the set he had to grabe the mic and tell the audience to take care of each other (a way too common thing on Apollo) I don’t know if the two reggae numbers was planned or it was like he said: “Haha – i tricked the moshpit”, but it seemed strange in relation to the rest of his set. It worked much better when he choosed to turn the bpm up to 140 and some sort of hardstyle for a short while blasted out of the speakers – it was a nice wakeup call in a set with mostly trap. It also shows the diversity that Eloq posseses, which often lacks at other producers.
The highlight of the concert was without a doubt the guest performances by MØ and Linkoban and from my point of view shows where Eloq is best: as a beatmaker. He is a great producer and DJ, but his music are just better as beats with vocals on. With his talent and diversity he could be the danish Timbaland/Neptunes, which are also shown with his work with CHEFF.
A lot of bass and a great party was not enough this time and sorry but “We’re The Champions” does not belong at Apollo even though it was a great attempt to get people to sing along.
3/6 Wicked Trees