The Fox Theatre enjoyed yet another sold out show last night as up and coming melodic bass superstars Whethan, Melvv, and Oklio took over the historic venue for an awesome night full of throwbacks and bangers from start to finish. With both the headliner and the opener being under the age of 21, it’s crazy to fathom how much success these youngsters have endured since first hitting the scene a few years back. Fast forward to right now and this jam packed venue could be seen taking videos of just about every well known song these artists have created and along with 2 unreleased tracks from Melvv to close out his set, it’s safe to say that 2017 is set to be the biggest year yet for these melodic geniuses.
By combining old and new elements of hip hop, funk, house, and bass music, Melvv put on the perfect direct support set to get the crowd hyped for what Whethan had in store. Dropping tracks such as “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, “Waves”, and “Paper Planes” to compliment well known electronic tracks such as Mura Masa’s “Lovesick” and Point Point’s “Life in Grey” Melvv had the entire place bouncing from start to finish. Along with his own tracks “Goodbye” and his remix of Cashmere Cat’s “Mirror Maru”, this was easily one of the most captivating opening sets I’ve witnessed in quite some time.
Melvv's Full SC Page: https://soundcloud.com/itsmelvv
Whethan took no hesitation on keeping the energy rocking as he opened with his game changing remix of XE3 backed by a mashup of Kendrick Lamar put together by AVSTIN JAMES to get the crowd moving from the second he took the decks. Moving into other bangers such as Vincent’s remix of “U Don’t Know”, What So Not’s “Jaguar”, and Flume's remix of "Slasherr" Whethan’s flawless transitions led into new tracks at every opportunity including the Skrillex VIP of Marshmello’s “Where R U Now” to compliment Flux Pavillion’s “Freeway” and Rickyxsan’s “Gettin That”. These bangers left the crowd in complete pandemonium as mosh pits ensued every 5 minutes from front to back.
Along with about 70% of the venue taking out their phones to film each of Whethan’s original tracks, it’s truly no surprise that this 17 year old prodigy has been enjoying a meteoric rise to stardom over the past year. Whethan also made sure to spice things up with renditions of Broccoli mixed into a Herobust drop along with the epic Just A Tune flip of “Day N Night”. Finishing off the night with his “Sensations” track as an encore, the entire venue was more than satisfied with what they had just witnessed.
Whethan's Full SC Page: https://soundcloud.com/whethan
It’s safe to say that both Whethan and Melvv will be back to Colorado in the near future and after such an epic night, there’s no doubt that both of these cats will be selling out there shows here for quite some time. To everyone who was unable to make this show, be sure not to sleep on tickets next time around as Whethan displayed exactly why he as quickly become one of the most sought after electronic acts in the scene.
Written By: Cooper Turley