It seems the tide has turned for Hippie Sabotage from their performance at the Novo in LA, on February 24, 2017. In this newfound time of activism, people are suddenly discovering how much power actually belongs to the people. Hippie has tapped into that power and made a comeback from their mishap at last year’s What the Festival by opening their arms and bringing in the crowd to be an integral part of the sonic experience.

The opener, Aldae Long, kicked off with Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” followed by a trap remix of “Cash Me Outside,” which instantly got the crowd hyped, albeit on relatively basic tracks. Branchez was up next, keeping the crowd moving with his remix of What So Not’s “High You Are,” followed by his fan-favorite remix of Rihanna’s “Stay” and even getting the chance to mix in Kodak Black’s new EP, “Tunnel Vision.” To cap off a classic Branchez set, he played some unreleased tracks that we’ve all been waiting for, whether we knew it or not. It’s clear he’s been putting in the hours at the studio because his yet-to-be-released remix threw the crowd for a spin and had everyone in the venue losing their minds.

The always talented brothers that make up Hippie Sabotage put on yet another show that kept the crowd engaged through their captivating stage presence, trippy and colorful visuals, and nostalgic mixing in of their all-time classics throughout their set. They kicked off their show with some deep trap mixes, which instantly got the crowd engaged and opened their eyes to the show’s potential. They did a live-acoustic version of one of their most well-known songs, “Devil Eyes,” which, when paired with their well-planned, colorful visuals, was a very euphoric experience. Daisy Guttridge came out to sing another acoustic version of “Chasing the Wild,” which happens to be the namesake of Hippie’s tour this year. Everyone in the crowd jumped and sang along to their remix of “White Tiger,” followed by another one of their most well-known songs, “Able to See Me.” This was the track that I was most excited to hear live, and it was everything I expected. With both brothers engaged with the crowd from the middle of the mosh pit, you could see the duo dancing and singing along with everyone in the venue. The pinnacle moment of the evening came when they dropped one of their older tracks, “Fast Car.” The energy in the room was palpable when the beat was building, with people moshing, jumping, and screaming at the top of their lungs before the track even dropped, and things reached critical mass when they jumped back into the pit to party with their fans. You could see the Hippie boys sweating, singing, moshing, and taking pictures with nearly every willing party, solidifying this as a serious memory for everyone involved. They continued their set by dropping their classic crowd-pleasers, “Riding Solo,” “High Enough,” and “Your Soul.”

The crowd itself never seemed to stop moving, whether it be jumping, crowd surfing, and even unfortunately, pushing back and forth continuously from left to right in a sizable mosh pit. Nearing the end of their set, Hippie Sabotage invited anyone and everyone in the crowd to come on stage when they dropped their most famous song, “Stay High.” This track provided all the nostalgia necessary to Hippie fans of veteran and rookie stature alike, but they decided to take it to another level by mixing in the drop for Waka Flaka Flame’s “Hard in da Paint” which resulted in the largest mosh pit I’ve ever seen at The Novo, let alone a Hippie Sabotage show.  The last song they dropped was a new unnamed single featuring Daisy Guttridge once again, which had a very chill beat paired with Daisy’s calm and soothing voice. Overall, I feel like the show had more exciting potential music-wise, but Hippie Sabotage’s love for their crowd, mosh pits, and good vibes put together yet another chapter in the exciting resurgence of Hippie Sabotage.