Wildlight (Polish Ambassador & Ayla Nereo) & The Human Experience - David Block come to Denver, Colorado 2/20/16 @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
This past weekend Denver was more than just a mile high, we were twirling and grooving into outer-space dimensions to the musical bliss of Wildlight and The Human Experience. The super group Wildlight that consists of electronic music producer The Polish Ambassador and the heavenly vocalist Ayla Nereo, took the stage at 10:45 with much anticipation. With this being Wildlight’s first headlining show in Colorado, the crowd was oozing with excitement and appreciation of the unknown. By the time the crew was on stage, the energy in the venue was so vibrant and incredible that the only thing you do was /smile/laugh/getfuckingfunky. Looking around me, it was extremely easy to tell that this night would be one for the books.
A wonderful addition to the already booming music group was violinist Lydia Violet Harutoonian. It was one of those very special moments where you get to witness a musician truly connect with not only her instrument, but also the people around her. Every string she moved was pointed right in our direction and it was like I could feel the pulsating music notes hitting every nerve and muscle in my body. Closing their set with “Live Inside Dream,” the hooting and hollering after definitely welcomed an epic encore by Wildlight themselves.
Once Wildlight floated off the stage, the crowd knew what was in store and the energy within us started to rise. Next up, The Human Experience. Gee wiz was the excitment high with this one. David Block is a live electronic composer, blending all different types of unique and soulful sounds to create a musical experience marvelous enough to headline a Red Rocks show. Fresh off his brand new debut album for Gone Gone Beyond, a collaboration with David Musengo, Denver was no doubt in for a special treat.
Mixing up all of his music into one set is definitely a difficult task, but we got a taste of everything. Spinning a fan favorite “Dusted Compass – Phutureprimitive Remix” had the crowd jigging and smiling from ear to ear. My personal favorite part of David Block's set was when he played his “Pickin’ on Series – Oppression (The Human Experience Remix)” Being in Colorado, a state full of glorious bluegrass, David really took the crowd for a ride with this one. Every boot that was stompin’ on the ground this night was in perfect sync with the music, it seemed as if everything in the world was just right. Closing the night out with “When I Grow Up,” was just the right fit for a night Denver will never forget.
Just a fair warning to anyone who enjoys music, good people, and lots of smiles, if Wildlight and The Human Experience ever roll through your town, don’t even think twice about buying a ticket.
Written by Cullen Lobe
Photos by Shaunti LallyiAm