Music Hall of Williamsburg located in Brooklyn has been a spot where many incredible artists have had the chance to warm their fans’ hearts with their music and this past Saturday DJ Sweater Beats joined the list!
The up and comer Antonio Cuna known as Sweater Beats is going on his biggest tour yet, and of course, had to make a stop at Music Hall where he slayed the stage with his musical skills. Different Sleep warmed up the stage from 9 to 9:50 p.m., Bearson took over after until 11 p.m. and finally came the main act, Sweater Beats!
I have attended Music Hall a couple of times and it can get extremely crowded, especially if a concert is sold out. Even though Sweater Beats’ concert on Saturday was sold out, there was enough space for everyone to dance and be able to actually enjoy themselves as they swayed and fist bumped to his sick tunes. Not only is Sweater Beats charismatic and energetic but his devotion and passion makes it hard for one to not have a good time.
What impressed me the most about this performer is how multi-talented he is! His DJ booth was right in front of him, which is the tool he used the most, of course, throughout the show. Around him was also a keyboard, drum pads and an electric guitar.
Believe it or not, Sweater Beats musical upbringing was not in EDM but jazz and punk-rock. Those genres allowed him to developed the musical skills that he was then able to translate into EDM and create his original sound.
Many of the attendees were true fans since whenever his tunes would come on, they would sing along raising their hands in the air. When “Better” featuring Nicole Millar and Imad Royal played, Sweater Beats grabbed his guitar for the first time and jammed to the song. He then turned to his drum pad to cover Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”
Now we were all warmed up and the atmosphere was as playful and joyful as the flickering lights on stage and the dancing lasers, needless to say everyone was having a great time. As Sweater Beats played “Settle Down” by Kimbra, he turned to his keyboard to accompany the song with more electronic sounds.
Music lovers were able to enjoy different sounds, Sweater Beats’ originals as well as anthems of EDM such as “Run Away” by Galantis to which he embellished using his instruments throughout the whole duration of his set. One of his top collaborations came on, “When Love Hurts” ft. Jojo as well as his top song “Did You Wrong” ft. MAX.
The performance of “Did You Wrong” was definitely my favorite of the show since singer MAX was invited on stage. NY native MAX might have sang his song only, but the energy he devoted was truly mind blowing. At one second he was on one side of the stage and moments later he was twirling around the other side of stage. This guy’s incredible vocals accompanied by his phenomenal dance moves and Sweater Beats’ joyful mixes made the whole performance feel electric.
To bring the show to a finale and really delve into the performance, Sweater Beats performed his mix of “Weight in Gold” by Gallant. He took out his guitar once again but this time went in front of his DJ booth, steps away from his loving audience. We all got close and danced to the beat as Sweater Beats slayed it with the guitar. He pleased the audience by then playing Weezer’s “Sweater Song” as the encore and invited the opening acts as well as MAX to join him on stage. We didn’t have to be on stage with him to feel the friendliness and inclusion the performers felt, we were all part of a big party, a big party that sadly had to eventually come to an end. Sweater Beats thanked everyone for coming once again, telling us how special it was for him to be able to perform there that night and invited us to hang out with him.
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