Gallery 2 – Bass monster Datsik came back to Albuquerque with his extreme and heavy hitting Pk sound system. The Historic El Rey Theater shook with his intense selection of Dubstep while visuals of the infamous SHOGUN stage production caused all attendees to be struck by awe. Enjoy our captures from the incredible night!
Images by ABQ-Live photographer Mike Griego Jr
On Thursday August 28th the Historic El Rey Theatre, was illuminated by rhythmic lights and sounds from the popular EDM music artist, DJ Illenium. Beginning the show at 10 p.m., Albuquerque’s local DJ PRXM took the stage first alongside a live singer. Later, at 12 a.m. Illenium began his two hour set complete with lights, and an effects screen with graphics that corresponded to the music. Looking through the crowd of the theatre, diversity was in high attendance. The young Colorado DJ attracted different ages, cultures and backgrounds. However, as everyone danced and vibed to the many of his signature remixes, it was as if the crowd was united. Illenium is no stranger to the Albuquerque scene. His performance at Effex night club this past spring packed the venue and it was in high demand that he come back to the Duke city, only this time, with a bigger venue. El Rey was complete with a geotag Filter for Snapchat specific to the event and artist, merchandise, as well as enough room to dance and a bar. The night approached a close with his infamous remix to the radio hit “Don’t Let Me Down”- By The Chainsmokers but, with an uproar from his fans for another song Illenium continued the show with two more songs; a Flume remix and a brand new never before heard remix. Illenium has been featured in many of this summer’s hottest music festivals such as EDC, Ultra, and Global. With 216k followers on Sound Cloud, Illlenium’s music popularity is growing and Albuquerque is always supporting!
Stay up-to-date on his latest music and concerts via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Illenium
If you’re thinking, ‘who the hell is this Marshmello character anyway?’ You probably weren’t at El Rey Theater last Friday. On April 8th MARSHMELLO took over and turned El Rey into a wild party of bass, dance and well sweat (it was sold out). If you did miss it or wanna hear more, check out the recent live set from ULTRA Music Festival 2016 he posted on Soundcloud below. More images HERE.
Photos by Martin Saenz and Angelo Gonzales