With a recent signing to Columbia Records, it would seem the sky is the limit for the pop-influenced electro trio known as Krewella. I finally had the pleasure of catching these three in action last night at Ruby Skye’s weekly Torq SF party, and it turned out to be one of the most high-octane, fun sets I’ve seen in the last few months. The energy that exuded from Krewella was palpable in the room, with all three of them resorting to stage dives at various times during the night. Of course, all the hits from their Play Hard EP were on offer, as well as some unreleased tracks from their upcoming EP. Perhaps the hardest drop of the evening was the rip-roaring Dirtyphonics remix of Killin’ It, which elicited 174bpm bouncing throughout the crowd. Given that these guys exploded out of nowhere just a few short months ago, I was a little surprised when they turned down the fader and the audience knew all the words to the ladies’ vocals, but that just proved what I already suspected–Krewella is the next big thing in electronic music. I can’t wait to see some juiced up performances from the trio next year, which promise live vocal performances from the two Yousaf sisters.
Local up-and-comers K Theory were also on the decks last night, closing the night after the Krew went off. K Theory’s set started out with hard-hitting, trancey electro, and it only got harder from there. Perhaps the best drop of the set was their soon-to-be-released rework of The Saga by Gareth Emery, which got the late-night revelers back on their feet and bouncing until the club closed.
Torq SF continues to bring in some of the best acts in dance music, continuing this month with Kill The Noise on 9/13 and Tritonal on 9/20. Follow Torq SF on Facebook to stay up with the latest lineup additions.