Little Dragon at Ultra Music Festival 2012: All About the Swedish Indie Tropical Bass
Yesterday, Little Dragon took conga, junkanoo, timba, breaks, hip-hop, indie, funk, New Wave, and ran them through Miami like a fastboat to Nassau at Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage.
The Swedish indie band featured live instrumentation on electronic triggers and sounded like a 2012 Blondie.
The keyboards washes, dropping bass, tropical beats, and playful female vocals fit Miami beautifully.
At the front of the stage, it never got packed. But people were chilling hard and watching the band from as far away as 400 feet, hanging out on patches of concrete and grass at the amphitheatre's edge.
The sound quality was crystal clear and you could hear every snare crack, sound effect, and note through the mike.
The people were into it. They put their hands in the air, bobbbed their heads, and danced.
Little Dragon's show looked cool and it sounded awesome.
If you're from Dade County and you dig freestyle music, you will probably like Little Dragon.
Hopefully, this crew comes back soon to play Churchill's Pub, The Vagabond, Purdy, or Electric Pickle again.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.
More MUSIC News
- Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, AKA DJ Windows 98, Coming to Bardot Miami
- Miami Beach’s Centennial Concert: Gloria Estefan, Celeb Cameos, and Conga Lines
- Rat Bastard on the Evolution of Noise: “We Are Always Trying to Come Up with Something...
- Telekinetic Walrus Talks The Spaceship With the Heavy Bass Bump