The UK based duo Solardo was invited to DJ at what was an incredible headlining weekend for Schimanski in Williamsburg, NY.
Last week might have been a tough one for electronic music lovers who had to stay in NY while Miami Music Week was happening. Thinking of all the sun and beats we could have been enjoying while having to stay inside due to the cold and storm was definitely not easy. It just so happened that the same week, Schimanski thankfully chose to bring A-game artists to lighten up these music-thirsty souls, and boy did they deliver.
In the next series of articles I will be covering the DJs I got to experience in this week of madness. Today, we are going to be talking about incredible Tech House rad duo Solardo, who performed right before Thursday’s headliner, Kolsch. Aside from having colorful, innovative, fun and sometimes even matching outfits, these talented artists have been in the game for a while, although not always working in this genre. Mark Richards first began under the project of MRK1 and was in the dubstep scene. About two years ago, Mark and James Eliot decided to team up to bring their own interests and flavors into their own mixes, the rest was history.
After some long months of perfecting their sounds and tunes, the duo was able to create a new original sound that has been well received by the electronic music community.
Although many techno lovers reject the tech house genre, I personally believe that there is just as much effort and the artistry behind a tech house tune and can be incredible, of course if the artist is good. Coming from a warmer place, I have always been a fan of music that will make me want to shake my hips and dance the night away with more lively tunes, which is exactly what I, along the audience, did during Solardo’s set.
The anticipation of seeing Kolsch (who was just spectacular), along with Solardo’s set before was a great combination to a night for the books. The duo gave us a of a buffet of electronic music, touching upon bits and pieces of many genres whilst making seamless transitions and feeding the audience with incredible beats. This night at Schimanski in particular was perfect because it was not too crowded yet not too filled, just the right amount of people to have space to dance while still feeling the full energy of the crowd.
Solardo was nothing less than what I expected them to be, pure greatness. Their interaction with the audience both physically and musically created smiles across the board. They created the environment of a true party and allowed the audience to come together to share their same passion, incredible music.
Here I live you with one of my favorites and most famous Solardo song: