With the Re:Coil Tour making its stop at Music Farm, fans from Columbia and across the Southeast came to see electronic funk and hip-hop powerhouse Gramatik throw down a set that was hard to forget.
Kicking off the night was California based producer Balkan Bump. With an ambient intro followed by a breathing exercise led by the Balkan Bump, fans had their energy centered and ready for the night. Accompanied by a trumpet, Balkan Bump put the soul into his music with his energetic stage presence followed by a diverse set. The trumpet played melodies in each drop, and the early arrivers of the night were quick to get warmed up by the unique live performance that started the night.
Coming all the way from France, Gramatik was proud to bring dance producer Mome on tour to perform yet another unique performance. He was quick to grab my attention as he moved from drum pads, guitar, and Launchpad throughout his show giving off yet another unique vibe that kept me wanting so much more. Two songs he had performed only once while on tour were played for the crowd and there was not a single person standing still. The energy the guitar brought when performing solos along with a house beat was nothing less than spectacular.
As the clock hit 11, the lights dimmed and the crowd began its screams of excitement. Soon after Slovenian producer Gramatik took the stage, the funky bass captivated attendees, and even I couldn’t help but groove along to it during my time in the photo pit. Kicking off his set with his hip hop track “Satoshi Nakamoto” off of his Epigram album was an immediate boost in energy for the set. However, the biggest thing to grab my attention of the night was the live cover of Big Gigantic and Griz’s hit “Good Times Roll.” Performing with horns and a guitar, the dynamics of the song completely changed from the studio version adding a completely different layer to the song that left fans ecstatic. With the slight bias of “Good Times Roll” being one of my favorite songs to see live, I think it was definitely one of the highlights of my night.
The Re:Coil Part I EP is available to stream on all major platforms and Gramatik can be found under all forms of social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram under @Gramatik. For more dates on his tour, news, and more music be sure to visit www.gramatik.net.