This past weekend the Electric Sloth team was lucky enough to attend a performance by Hotel Garuda at the Bang Bang Nightclub in San Diego, California as part of the last leg of their Eternal Sun tour. They were accompanied by supporting acts Matt Dimona & Wingtip. After selling out both Los Angeles and Santa Ana shows, they managed to do the same in San Diego.
As the day turned to night, my correspondent and I could hardly contain our excitement. Seeing the duo had been on our minds since their performance at a college party our CEO attended the year before. Let’s just say he really hyped it up…

I must say, we were excited not only for Hotel Garuda‘s performance, but for the venue, as Bang Bang happens to boast the biggest disco ball on the West Coast. Take a glimpse at it below.

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Rant: Is it the largest on the West Coast? Apparently so. Do I want one in my living room? Absolutely. But that’s besides the point.

Attending events at Bang Bang has always been a favorite of the Electric Sloth team. It could have something to do with the deliciously strong beverages served at the bar – or perhaps the phenomenal decorations & overall vibe. Walk up those black & white checked stairs, attend a show, and let us know….

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Having worked with Hotel Garuda in the past, we were blessed to be able to accompany them on stage throughout their performance. As we peered over the decks into the crowd, it looked almost like a movie with a sea of faces & bodies that moved in congruency.

They started off slow, as the duo played a few remixes of current popular tracks & of course, remixes of their own. As they took turns on the deck, both Chris (Manila Killa) and Aseem (previously known as Candle Weather) played out various bangers, mellow tracks and even some (dare I say) Tropical House. The boys crafted their respective on-stage styles through wildly successful solo projects that allowed them to come together under Hotel Garuda and absolutely blow any audience away. What we saw here tonight is the start of something incredible matched with impeccable track selection, mixing, and an engaging stage presence that had everyone losing their f*cking minds

All in all, it was very evident that both members of the duo were very  passionate about their live performance. This, coupled with 3x sold out shows at the start of their tour, is clearly a sign that you should go see Hotel Garuda on their next stop.

 

TLDR:

Ronnie from Jersey Shore showed up.

Hotel Garuda played their (unreleased) “Innerbloom” Remix

We had a blast.

 

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Images courtesy of Hotel Garuda