Flume, D’Angelo, FKA Twigs, Oh My! See The 5 Best Acts of FYF 2015 Here
We know, we know—Frank Ocean canceled, Toro Y Moi never puts on a good live show, and Solange had some technical difficulties. Rather than doing a best and worst list from this weekend, let’s focus on the abundant awesome-ness aspects of this weekend’s FYF festival in Los Angeles. Here are the top 5 acts from the two-day festival, in no particular order.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard: D’Angelo doesn’t often perform, and when he does, it’s worth going crazy for. “He makes me want to have sex so badly,” A giddy raver exclaimed 10 minutes into his set. Beyond sexual energy, D’Angelo’s set has since been described as ‘cathartic’, and ‘stupefying’ —none of which is an exaggeration.
Flume: As the sun set on Sunday evening, Flume played his live show accompanied by a visuals that traversed through geometric cities. Conversely from many other FYF sets, Flume’s set was a turn up—that’s why he wins. Just when the show seemed to reach said turnt capacity, Lorde showed up to dance along to Flume’s remix of her banger “Tennis Court”. Nothing is better than a surprise guest.
FKA Twigs: I don’t personally find FKA Twigs that entertaining, but everybody else does. She does her thing, and she certainly did it during one of this weekend’s closing performances. Relive the end of FYF with a video of her set, and watch as though you were Robert Pattinson watching your one true beloved.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: I just read a bizarre Pitchfork profile about Ruban Nielson, the lead singer of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, where he discusses his recent polyamorous relationship between him, his wife, and another woman. Weird shit aside, their set was awesome.
Nicolas Jaar: As expected, Nicolas Jaar’s set brought us into another dimension. He began the hour with fifteen minutes of sampled dialogue, building anticipation for what could only be, hands down, the craziest drop, and the best DJ set at FYF.