On Saturday, Life In Color invaded the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles as the “World’s Largest Paint Party” made it’s only California appearance of its Electronic.Never.Dies Official Tour. Formerly known as Dayglow, Life In Color has managed to solidify themselves as the go-to electronic dance music party with an array of dazzling theatrics, state-of-the-art lighting and LED screens and of course, paint. Not only did Life In Color bring in world-class production and a copious amount of paint, but they also brought in Savoy, Felix Cartal, Manufactured Superstars, and David Solano to make the night even messier.
LA knew what was in store for them as most of the party-goers filled the dancefloor right as the doors opened to catch local DJs before the main acts took the stage. With the night’s first headliner just around the corner, the MC made his way to the stage to greet the anxious crowd. He was not ready to unleash the paint yet, however, as he teased the crowd by spraying them with a water gun and introduced Life In Color’s resident DJ David Solano (pictured below).
Solano laid down arguably one of the best sets of the night; his experience with Life In Color was clearly evident in the way he read the crowd. He mashed vocals like Ellie Goulding’s Lights, Alphaville’s Forever Young and even Linkin Park’s Crawling with current gems such as Generation 303, Sandro Silva’s remix of She Wolf and RL Grime and Salva’s remix of Mercy. At 10:20, a ten minute countdown took over the LED screens as the crowd prepared for the night’s first paint explosion. Once the clock struck zero, performers took the stage as Hard Rock Sofa’s Here We Go set off the first of many blasts to come.
Savoy took the stage next and wasted no time in keeping the party going. They opened with their melodic track Devils On Horseback, which was featured on their Supertrail EP (available for free here). Savoy stayed with the electro heat as they dropped bangers like Basto’s I Rave You, Zombie Nation’s Kernkraft 400 and Peacetreaty’s remix of Diplo & Oliver Twizt’s Go. Paint was ejected into the crowd at almost every drop while workers also played a role in spraying those who were not within the cannon’s range.
At 11:30, Felix Cartal (pictured above) joined in on the fun and provoked even more paint explosions with his heavy track selection. He wasted no time as he opened with Wolfgang Gartner’s Nuke before heading into tracks like Dzeko & Torres’ remix of Who Is Ready To Jump, Firebeatz’ Dear New York and Jewelz & Scott Sparks’ Toxic Rush.
The Manufactured Superstars (pictured above) locked down the headlining spot for LA’s Life In Color and certainly did not disappoint. The Superstars were in complete control of the floor from the very beginning as the crowd erupted following a mashup of Afrojack and Shermanology’s Can’t Stop Me and Oliver Twizt’s rendition of Polkadots. The highlight of their set was when they dropped Carnage’s trap remix of Hardwell’s Spaceman before transitioning into the original version of Spaceman. Their interaction with the crowd topped off an amazingly well-rounded night where each act exceeded expectations and not a soul left with a clean outfit.