Last Friday night, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo of Icona Pop had New York City’s Webster Hall thumping with a bass throbbing DJ set and live performance of epic proportions.
Because of its popularity, sometimes getting into Webster Hall can be as stressful as going through the security checkpoint at LaGuardia, but what awaits on the other side of doors makes it all worth it.
The Stockholm natives’ hour long DJ was a masterful mix of bass filled mainstream club anthems; blending house, indie pop, punk, and even a dash of reggae to make their own unique flavor.
Since the duo isn’t annoyingly famous, but still kind of famous, the night offered that rare, perfect balance of allowing both enough space to shake your money maker, and the option to hide in the crowd.
The night reached its climax when the ladies took off their headphones and grabbed the mic for ‘I Love It,” the song that catapulted them into the spotlight.
Not since the tribal club dance scene in the third Matrix movie have I seen that many people in complete dance euphoria. But there it was, a sweaty mass of people pumping their fists in the air and singing/chanting “I don’t care! I love it!”
True rockstars, Caroline and Aino were having the time of their lives on the stage as they danced and drank with the crowd. They know how to put on a show, and will have clubs banging around the globe for years to come.
I love it.