Last Friday at Yuyintang, Nosaj Thing shone in his beat-heavy live set laced with synth sounds and slaps amid an obvious underlying hip hop influence. He worked the Akai Mpd-32 controller, laptop and audio interface and yes the crowd lapped it up.
We are a little unsure of Yuyintang as choice of venue for electronic music sets since the stage setup is really more suitable for live band performances. Lack of space and poor ventilation only meant it was near impossible to dance (or do any sort of electro head-bobbing) as everyone got hot and sweaty (in an unglamorous fashion). Couldn’t hang out at the bar either as that was part of the traffic-heavy corridor between entrance and main room. No wonder everyone escaped out to the garden in the back the moment the show ended.