John Digweed brought his epic performance to his devout fans in Phoenix at The Monarch Theatre on Saturday, January 10. Accustomed to playing to standing room only stadium crowds and nightclubs throughout the world alike, the infamous DJ/producer poured out his heart and soul to an eager crowd of 1,000.
One of the most quintessential music producer pioneers alive today, internationally acclaimed British DJ John Digweed, tore it up that night. The venue, filled with Phoenix’s beautiful, vivacious people, was dimly lit. The only illumination was at the front of the stage in front of the DJ booth where the master of sound stood as laser lights danced about from all corners of the room. The spin master extraordinaire himself, along with his magical hands, has been creating house and techno music since 1989. He is no novice to the electronic dance music scene and many of his sets have run a modest 10 hours long. The concert revelers soon realized just how special this man is, if not by his silent-but-charismatic demeanor, but merely by the way he transformed the once dismal room into a raving dance frenzy.
The pulsating beats could be heard from blocks away and, with each step closer to the venue, the electrifying atmosphere was soon discovered. Concertgoers from across the Valley came to witness a legend. A legend who is commonly known for his sold-out stadium shows throughout Europe. A true EDM legend, who alongside his fellow DJ comrade, DJ Sasha, would play to the more-than-ardent crowds at the equally legendary London nightclub – Club Renaissance. Those nights that famously would last into the wee hours of the morning were made popular by the badass duo.
John’s electronic creations take the listener through a psychedelic trip that will mesmerize their senses and ease their mind. These hypnotic tunes have lulled even the most seasoned EDM fan into a dreamlike state. He played a myriad of his hit songs and musical compilations known the world over such as “For What You Dream Of”, “Gridlock”, “Voices” and many others from his various albums like “Bedrock”, “Stark Raving Mad”, “Transitions” and “Structures”.
Could this be the best ever DJ/producer that ever existed? Critics the world over would argue that point. Digweed proved exactly why he has been rated best DJ/producer in the world by DJ Magazine in 2001 and hailed one of top 10 between the years 1998 to 2008. This legendary music maestro is one surely not to miss as he embarks through your city. Seize the opportunity to attend one of his shows if you can. It is a true spiritual event that you won’t regret it.
John Digweed has been on tour throughout the U.S. and is returning across the pond to his part of the world, where he will be delighting audiences in Europe and beyond. Go to http://www.johndigweed.com/ to find out when this legend will be performing his signature tunes at a stage near you.