I don’t think I have ever felt so sore after Valentine’s Day, and no I didn’t have HOT sex. Galantis brought the heat to a freezing Philadelphia and had the crowd non-stop dancing and partying until two in the morning. Playing hit after hit the energy in SoundGarden Hall was unbelievable for a Sunday night. Galantis is no longer a stranger to the city of brotherly love, selling out their first show in Philadelphia and making it an unforgettable night.
The night began with Alien Fuel and Canberra setting the tone as fans piled in from the cold. After a few drinks, the groove really started to kick when CID came to the stage. Suddenly, the venue fell under a dark ambiance as visuals started radiating across the room. The crowd was instantly drawn towards the stage to see what the yound producer had to offer as he dropped some deep rhythm and bass tracks to switch up the mood. His set was the perfect contrast to Galantis’ high energy progressive sound and got the crowd just in the right mind set before the Swedish duo hit the boards.
At the end of CID’s set the venue went dark for a short intermission as the stage was prepped for Galantis. Just as the crowd began to get antsy, BOOM BOOM, the sound of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow banging their bass drums filled everyone’s ears. The duo teased their hit song “Runaway” right away to get the set started, which was filled with non-stop excitement throughout. Mixing in all of their own hits with some of the hottest tracks out right now, the crowd could not stop singing the whole night.
One of the best characteristics of these two incredibly talented producers is the unbelievable intensity they bring to the stage. Whether it was dancing, jumping off speakers, or crashing the cymbals, they feed off the crowd and did not stop until the last song. After all was said and done, Galantis sure made for a hot and steamy Valentine’s (Galantine’s) Day and I can’t wait to hear what the future holds for these two talented musicians. Keep an eye out for them this summer as I am sure they will be touring and playing festivals all over the world.