With his lasers, visual effects, hits, big sound and thunderous low frequencies, which shot through the bodies, Marshmello won over a fired audience yesterday during his passage on the Plains.
The public, familiar with his repertoire, had a royal blast to the sound of often syncopated rhythms deployed with power by the man with the marshmallow head.
The 30-year-old DJ from Philadelphia clocked in at around 10:15 p.m. with footage of Marshmello, who was wearing an astronaut suit, performing a spacewalk.
In two counts and three moves, billowing smoke and an explosion of confetti were launched. It was gone. And for a good hour and a half of electro and space sounds delivered at high intensity and in a spectacular way.
Are you ready Quebec? Marshmello handed out one and another, mounting, often on the structure where his working instruments were installed.
During Back in Time, fans were hopping solidly on the Plains. During Here with Me, people sang along, just like during the hit Happier and other times. Marshmello managed, throughout the evening, to maintain an energy level of 10.
Like any good self-respecting DJ, Christopher Comstock provokes adrenaline rushes with extracts, among others , Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes, We Like to Party by the Vengaboys and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.
He abandoned, during the final portion of his show, the syncopated rhythms, which were beginning to be a little redundant, with a good version of Numb, simple which he launched in June, Be Kind with the voice of Halsey and Come & Go. It felt good, after all the noise, to hear some sustained melodies before it ended with the explosion of a series of firecrackers.
As tradition dictates, during this electro party, beach items were plentiful among the crowd with multicolored pool noodles, beach balls, flying sharks and… a male inflatable doll.
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Flames, smoke, laser beams are all well and good, but to be enjoyable, electro evenings must, first and foremost, consist of good “beats”.
What Oliver Heldens understood before Marshmello arrived. He had plenty of good beats on his computer.
The DJ from the Netherlands accompanied his single Koala with a few bars of Madonna, a version of I Was Made For Loving You by Kiss and Le Freak by Chic, creating a supercharged club atmosphere. He set the Plains on fire. It even danced in the corporate tents and in the VIP area. That's good to say. It could be.
We even got a remixed and faster version of Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 by Pink Floyd, Une belle histoire de Fugain et de son Big Bazar et Désenchantée by Mylène Farmer to terminate his performance. What more can I say. Oliver Heldens was flawless on the Plains.
“You guys are amazing. I love you Quebec,” he said, behind his equipment. Let's say the 27-year-old Rotterdam DJ who set the bar high for Marshmello.
Known under the name of Millimetrik, Pascal Asselin, DJ from Quebec City, had an immense moment when he performed on the big stage of the Plains, around 7 p.m., to kick off the evening.
Intense, epic and memorable are the three words that came out of his mouth when asked to sum up his 35-minute time on stage .
“I had often dreamed of performing on the Plains telling myself that it couldn't be done and that I was too small for it,” he said, in an interview back -stage, after his performance.
Millimetrik had already bought his pass for the Festival when programming director Louis Bellavance asked him to be there.
“  ;I didn't want to miss Rage Against the Machine,” he said, wishing now that it would be possible.
Accompanied by drummer Jean-Michel Perrier and two dancers, Millimetrik offered several tracks from his album Sun-Drenched launched last year. Dominic Pelletier and Liana Bureau came to sing a few songs in front of a good crowd, the biggest of her career.
“It's at home here. You have no idea how good it feels to be in your city and on this fucking stage there,” he said at the start of his visit to the boards.
We could see a Quebec flag in front of the stage and we felt a nice “vibe” put themselves in place during L’Enfant du feu.
MIllimetrik began his performance with a lot of drums and electronic percussion. A nod to his past as a drummer. Which gave a summery, dynamic and big-sounding entrance.
“I had all kinds of thoughts preparing for this show. I chose to go with my color and be myself. What I do is a lighter house and with percussion. Ten or 15 years ago, when I was younger, I would have done like everyone else. I'm not saying this to brag, but I've been incorporating drum sounds into my music for ten years. I believe in it,” he said.
With Australian Alison Wonderland’s performance canceled due to illness, “beats” fans were treated to Oliver Lee and James Carter of the British duo Snakehips.
We recognized Party Up (Up in Here) by DMX, September by Earth Wind and Fire and the hits Don't Leave and All My Friends
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7128