Tchami Brought Philly to the After Life During His Sold Out Performance

Concert Review, EDM

Philly’s Trocadero has hosted endless amounts of aspiring artists ranging from James Bay to The Internet (playing this Saturday). Parisian DJ/producer Tchami was the latest installation of up and coming acts to play to the legendary oval theater and with the assistance of a sold-out crowd, he sent vibrations through the streets of Chinatown.

Fellow Frenchmen and opener Mercer took the stage around 9 pm, gradually pushing the tempo with his deep house sounds. He is signed under Tchami’s Confessions label, so his songs pleased the antsy crowd for a good 90 minutes. Jumping from tunes like “Turn It Up” and “Opium”, Mercer controlled the atmosphere with the flick of his crossfader. Contrary to the emotions in the faces of the girls above, the audience was fully immersed into the opening set. Mercer ended his mix on the table where his equipment was placed and drew an explosive roar from the crowd as he departed.

The stage was rapidly shifted from a simple backdrop to a LED church megastructure. As the sound and lighting technicians made their final tests, there were short spurts of light that previewed the beautiful set-up.

Once the clock struck 11 pm, a choral track took over the sound system. The crowd let out a collective scream until Tchami finally and silently took to his decks. In no need of an introduction, he started his set with an extremely hard hitting bassline. This dance-happy audience consumed every beat throughout the night and belted out the lyrics to songs like “After Life” and Tchami’s remix to AlunaGeorge’s “You Know You Like It”.

From the blinding lights to the everlasting screams to the booming sounds of house, Tchami successfully filled Philly’s soul up with music.


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