Friday at Roskilde - Reviews

Pusha T @ Avalon - photo by Per Lange

Friday was an amazing day at Roskilde. Here are some of the highlights.

Pusha T

Taking to the Avalon stage at 7pm, the GOOD Music rapper was in fine form, performing several cuts from his newest album ‘My Name Is My Name’, as well as his two features on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, telling the crowd about Yeezy inviting him to stay for the weekend at the studio and eventually ending up staying for the month and leaving with a new record deal. There were also sing-alongs aplenty and wild reactions for his recent features on hits including Future’s ‘Move That Dope’, the remix of Chief Keef’s ‘Don’t Like’ and ‘Mercy’ by Kanye West.

Damon Albarn

A great set by the former Blur frontman and his fantastic backing band, who performed several new cuts from his debut solo album including ‘Mr Tembo’, that was recorded for a baby elephant that Albarn met in Tanzania. English rapper Kano made a special appearance for an impressive couple of verses on the crowd pleasing ‘Clint Eastwood’, while the best surprise of the night came when De La Soul appeared and got the ecstatic crowd all singing along to ‘Feel Good Inc’.

Cyril Hahn

Performing on the Apollo stage just as the sun was setting, Cyril Hahn turned in a set that was both crowd pleasing, but also at times slightly underwhelming. As Hahn is one in a long line of producers who have had to learn to DJ very quickly off the back of Soundcloud success, it was clear that the Swiss producer’s strong suit is not intricate mixes and blends between tracks. At times his fairly regimented build-and-drop routine became a little tiresome, however a liberal peppering of his own R&B influenced House remixes, as well as recent chart hits including Duke Dumont’s ‘I Got U’ kept the crowd upbeat and dancing.

  • Charles Gillies
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