Shining night in Tahoe brought new crowds together
May 31, 2012
Some people enjoy a DJ mixing beats at a club or a rave, and others like bobbing their heads to highly skilled flows at an underground hip-hop show.
The hip-hip and electro genres have traditionally catered to different audiences. Last Saturday, South Lake Tahoe’s American Legion had a taste of both with what could be best described as the ultimate house party. There were two floors of heavy bass hitting dubstep and a finale by two of the best hip-hop and electro artists, Eligh and DNAE Beats.
DNAE hit the stage just after midnight for his solo set, to prep the crowd for the flow and beat madness that followed. He mixed a variety of gritty, dubstep beats that had the crowd aggressively head-banging, as their energy brimmed with excitement.
Eligh followed with a short but sweet set. He performed a handful of tracks, all clearly crowd favorites. He and DNAE even laid down a couple songs from their upcoming album together. Between the raw, creative beats of DNAE and Eligh’s lyrical brilliance, their chemistry was incredible. Eligh’s rhymes were nothing short of poetic, backed by the one of the most intricate, finely tuned beat masters. It was clear the mutual respect and connection they had for one another.
Eligh’s rhymes were quick and nothing short of poetic.
“I know my place upon this earth and I’m the one to make it shine” he sang, displaying positivity and an upbeat lexicology. Before the song “First Contact”, he dropped some more philosophy on the audience: “This is where we introduce each other to ourselves.”
Eligh’s inclination toward heavy bass-filled beats was complimented by DNAE’s seasoned skills on the electronics. The artist has further proved to be one the most talented and innovative emcees to spit into a microphone.
Afterward, a humble Eligh joined fans to sign autographs. Without a huge posse, Eligh and one other friend manned his table to support the artist through records, posters, and other items. Any of which is a worthy investment when complemented with a lifelong keepsake by the artist himself.
The event brought new crowds together, crossing over between electro and hip-hop genres, and for the first time, supporting a greener, more sustainable Tahoe.
Last Saturday, Kali Entertainment and Unknown Prophecies joined forces with Sustainable Tahoe to raise funds and awareness for the annual event, the Tahoe Expo.