If you live in Los Angeles and decided to stay in and watch Netflix last Saturday, you sadly missed out on some seriously good music. This past weekend, Steve Aoki and the Kolony Tour took the people of Los Angeles for a wild ride. Fans packed into the sold-out show at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall to not only see Aoki, but five other incredible acts perform as well.
Two of the newer artists on the scene, Bok Nero and Max Styler, kicked off the night and got the party started. Following them, Grand Theft, a Toronto based Producer/ DJ kept the vibes going. With his new track out in February, She Knows featuring Just Chase, he brought energetic set to all the fans packed into Shrine Expo Hall. Following him was the legendary Deorro. Deorro, who just recently dropped his new song Offspring did not disappoint fans. Playing both new tracks and old, such as Five Hours, Deorro music made sure to remind fans of one thing. That they were there to part.
Following Deorro, the pace switched gears from electro house to hip hop. The crowd was silent, and you could feel the energy building as the anticipation grew for Desiigner to take the stage. Desiigner is the rapper behind the 2015 mega hit, Panda. As the base rolled in, and Desiigner took the stage, he had a big smile on his face. A cloud of smoke rolled into the air and the music dropped. Fans went wild for this young star’s music. He played for about forty minutes. In that time balloons with pandas on them entered the crowd, fans were brought on stage to dance with Desiigner, and multiple people were crowd surfing. If the fans weren’t ready for the main event before this act, they were now.
As the set changed over and a black curtain hung in front of the stage, the time drew near. It was finally time for the headlining act, EDM superstar, Steve Aoki. The music faded in and a pumped-up Aoki came on the Mic. The curtain dropped, and the fans exploded. As usual, Aoki did not disappoint. He brought a packed set full of great music, including songs with Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, Tim McIlrath from Rise Against, and a tribute to Linkin Parks Chester Bennington. The confetti and C02 were in full effect as the music continued throughout the night. As the show was coming to a close, it was time for some cake. Anyone who has ever seen Aoki play a set, knows he won’t end the show until he cakes a few lucky fans. Fans weren’t the only ones being caked in LA though. One last surprise Aoki had in store was bringing out friend, Vin Diesel. Aoki gave Diesel the honor of caking him personally. Fans screamed as the tables turned and Aoki got a mouth full of icing. The last songs went on to play, and the show came to a close. Aoki and his fellow artists on the Kolony Tour left the LA fans with smiles, great music, and a hand full of memories.