Photos and story by: Sterling Martin
The guys from the Pretty Lights Music label hit the road in September and left a trail of crushed venues in their wake. Michal Menert, Paul Basic, Eliot Lipp, and SuperVision hit the stage as a unit, executing rare and special performances at every stop on this unique Keepin’ It Crew Tour. Throughout each performance, the players took turns exiting and reentering the fray for different combinations and collaborations.
Aside from the collection of computers and controllers, each artist added his own touch to the live show, allowing their individual skills to use. Paul Basic puts his drumming chops to use, Eliot Lipp rocked the keys, and, as always, you’ve got SuperVision scratchin’ on the 1’s and 2’s. Michal Menert even hyped up the crowd by adding a freestyle or two during his solo slots.
Menert and Paul Basic are no strangers when it comes to making music together. The two gave their side project, Half Color, a chance to shine in select mini-sets through the night. Even further back, in high school they both were in a band called The Freeze, along with none other than Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights himself. The family-like vibe that was created between the artists of the label now extends to the widespread Pretty Lights Music fan base, known simply as the Pretty Lights Family.
It’s easy to see why ‘the crew’ can perform, collab, and share their music in the unique way they do. Let's hope we see a reunification of the crew at Menert's Big Band Fillmore show in Denver on November 7th. See highlights above from their show at The Orange Peel, exclusively here on TheUntz.com.
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