Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour - Review
Check out Kidzworlds review of the best electronica event of the year - Sasha & Digweeds Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour!
It's been almost two years since I last saw legendary UK DJs Sasha and John Digweed play live, but the excitement for that show was nowhere near as huge as it is for this show, which is part of the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour.
Sasha and John Digweed's Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour concert in Vancouver, Canada was a complete sell-out. The hype was huge as many people like me had been eager to see their favorite DJs back from such a long touring break. When I entered the venue, it was incredible to see how this sell-out crowd was completely fixated with the DJs on stage. Sasha and Digweed are so highly regarded in the electronica scene that hardly any other Dj can grab as much attention and respect as this twosome.
The music was incredible. Most of their DJ set was like a time machine back to their early days when Sasha and John Digweed were best known for playing epic (dream-like) and uplifting trance music. As the crowd got more into the music, the beats moved to harder, driving techno. Every mix was tight, showing a smooth transition into each track so the music seemed like one continuous song that didn't miss a beat.
The lighting was top notch, though I was expecting more than just two large screens for the funky eyecandy that was being projected onto them. Just above the DJs were about eight massive white strobe lights that came on throughout the evening, blanketing the audience with pulsating beams. On the stage level were two Mac 500 lights (the best lights around) that direct huge beams of light that would change form and color with the music.
All in all, the show was stellar! It was interesting how little to no lighting was focused on the DJs themselves. It got me thinking that maybe Sasha and Digweed wanted the crowd to be more focused on the music rather than the DJs themselves. Makes sense, and it just shows how dedicated to the music these two UK DJs are. Massive props to Sash and Diggers!
For more on Sasha and Digweed's Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour check out the official site!