Review: Empire of the Sun, Mayer Hawthorne & DJ Ivy at Club Nokia
Last night I saw DJ Ivy, Mayer Hawthorne and Empire of the Sun at Club Nokia in Downtown LA. It was a fantastic show as I got to meet the members of Empire of the Sun, got drink tickets and got to witness an awesome performance from three rising acts; plus it was all FREE! After meeting Empire of the Sun and getting their autographs, we then got a coupe of free drink tickets and headed over to the VIP bar where we were introduced to DJ Ivy. Although she doesn't have any original music, she knows how to start the party with all the catchy music she was bumping in her DJ set. Check out the sexy DJ's party mixes on her website. Next we went to the main part of Club Nokia witness Detroit soul/pop/R&B crooner Mayer Hawthorne. Some of his songs were snoozers with how slow the pace of the songs were. However more often than not, his feel-good music was smooth yet fun for an enjoyable sound. Below are my two favorite songs, "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'" and "Can't Stop". Mayer Hawthorne - "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'" Mayer Hawthorne - "Can't Stop" ft. Snoop Dogg Next came Empire of the Sun which I couldn't have been more excited for. With a futuristic grandiose opening and performance, these guys were meant to be headliners! I loved almost every song and found it easier to figure out the couple songs I didn't like than the many I did really like. My three favorites were the opening song, "Standing on the Shore", "We Are The People" and the last song "Walking On A Dream" which was amazing. Empire of the Sun - "Standing on the Shore" Empire of the Sun - "We Are The People" Empire of the Sun - "Walking On A Dream"