Review: Afrojack @ Playhouse 6/25/12

On Monday June 25, 2012 Afrojack made a stop at Playhouse Hollywood for his Jacked Tour featuring himself along with R3hab & Quintino. This event was also apart of Monday Social’s 16th year anniversary and was massive for Playhouse as Afrojack has been touring all over North America for this Tour. Tickets were selling out extremely fast and if you were one of the lucky ones to attend you were in for a real special treat. As Afrojack would say, “Are you ready for some Afrojack music?” Click through the break for the full review.

Lines were long and out the door upon arriving to Playhouse even over 2 hours before Afrojack would hit the stage. Resident DJ S.CO was already inside setting the mood with some pounding deep house. The stage up front was extended out over the bar for an impressive stage set up which Playhouse only does for special events. New lighting fixtures along with duel TV screens and extra speakers on stage made for an exciting night ahead with Afrojack. Guests started flooding into the club as MC Ambush was ready to introduce Quintino to the stage.

Quintino still a fairly new up and coming producer under Afrojack’s label completely blew us away with his set. We were expecting him to throw down maybe 45 minutes to an hour however he did a good hour in a half set. As everyone anxiously waited at about 12:30am, Afrojack hit the stage. As a countdown appeared on the large LED screen behind the decks you could see everyone stand up, people rushing the dance floor, as well as VIP tables and people on stage all throwing their hands up. Afrojack hit the stage with with a cigarette and bottle of Grey Goose in hand exclaiming, “Are you mother fuckers ready for some Afrojack music?” as his original track “Bangduck” opened his set.

You have to love how Afrojack gets so into his set as he sings the lyrics, throws up his classic fist pump, pours Grey Goose into the mouths of guests on the dance floor, and just all out parties. When you go to an Afrojack show you go to hear his music and that’s exactly what we got. We heard his original tracks, “Take Over Control,” “Pacha On Acid,” “Can’t Stop Me,” “No Beef” and more. Not only did he play his tracks but he mixed them in a way you can only hear in a live set. Glow Sticks were waiving all over the club, confetti was popping at tables as well as the dance floor, and Afrojack was spraying champagne all over those lucky guests up front creating one of the sickest nights we’ve seen at Playhouse in a while. As Afrojack closed he played a mix of “Replica” and “Take Over Control” which was the perfect ending to an amazing set.

At 2:30am the club bouncers were starting to have guests head to the exit however MC Ambush jumped back on the mic and introduced R3hab for a closing set. As if you thought the night was over R3hab was up on stage jumping around and waving his hands which brought so much more energy into the club. His set opened with “Sending My Love” which makes such a huge statement during a set that it gathered everyones attention back up front. As always R3hab’s set was filled with hard hitting chainsaw madness and he even included the heavy track “Rage Valley” by Knife Party which was an awesome surprise. As always Playhouse puts on some of the best EDM events in Los Angeles and this will definitely be a night to remember. If you were there for the event head over to Playhouse’s Facebook to see their pictures of the night.

Matt Flaherty
Founder of Drop The Beatz

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