If you’ve been so lucky, you’ve had the pleasure of taking the PATH train into New Jersey and uncovered what is easily one of the best live music venues in the tri-state. And it’s in someone’s house.
Photo/Videographer and director Tone has transformed his living room into a soundstage, where he gives a group of music fans and lovers to check out some great music by artists that are definitely on the cutting edge across all genres. It’s called Live at the Loft.
I’ve had the pleasure and privelege of being both an attendee and a participant-DJing before and after the main performers bless us with their gifts. After Tone and his team get through producing & capturing the sounds and sights for the show, they create videos that somehow manage to catch it all-the vibe of the audience, the details in the music creation. Good feelings all around. It’s rare that I catch a recap of a performance I’ve attended live and feel the same way I did when I was there. Tone & his team have a great gift.
Here’s video from one of my favorite Live at the Loft performances-Saturn Never Sleeps. The group consists of veteran DJ/producer King Britt and Producer/Singer Rucyl. These guys literally compose on stage and they create a soundscape that is simply beautiful to hear and compels one to move!
As if that wasn’t enough, the night also had a performance by The Stuyvesants. These guys have dropped three (!) albums full of beats that keep heads nodding continuously. They warmed up the crowd so lovely! I also got to share the decks with Jasmine Solano again which is always a treat.
I also took it as a huge honor that King Britt enjoyed my set. This dude has had me dancing until I was drenched in sweat and was definitely one of the many DJs that have inspired me, so to hear that my set was “sick” seriously made my year. It’s something to tell the grandkids one day .
Without further ado, here’s Live At The Loft: Episode #19. Peep my cameo early on.
Definitely check out the rest of the LATL website for other performances, and if you poke around enough, you may find out how to snag yourself an invitation to the next one.