Icey and Baby Anne

Comments about DJs Icey and Baby Anne before the show were not flattering to either DJ. The latter was identified as having "made it" due to connections; the former was criticised for not being able to reproduce the magic seen in his mixes. The show itself represented a marked contrast to these comments.

By the time we got there, we had missed Dig Dug, who I've seen before and is terrific. But the floor was jumping as Baby Anne was spinning. She definitely is capable of working a crowd and generating a great and fun atmosphere, and was the highlight of the evening. Icey was a bit tamer, I thought, and even though he too rocked the floor, his choice of tunes was less energetic than what he uses in his studio mixes.

The DJ mixes were colinear with a mainstream show, consisting of several pop and rock hits merged in such as Van Halen's Jump, Blue Öyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper, and Pink Floyd's Time.

I saw the DJs at the Showbox, which is a decent venue even though it's a bit awkward since the "drinking region" is separate from the dance floor. Some of their decisions seem a bit stupid (for example, they should tag or stamp those who are eligible to drink alcohol, so that people wouldn't have to pull out their IDs all the time). The security, as is typically the case of more mainstream venues, weren't very nice.

Both sets were extremely good and well worth the admission fee. Check out either of these DJs out if they're in town.

Music ramblings || Ram Samudrala || || March 1, 2003