From the second the LA-based duo of Nick Shanholtz and Robert Abisi ripped off the first song on Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg, you could tell the night would be special. The Lost Kings had Brooklyn hooked with a set filled with all of their music mixed in with today’s biggest hits.
Lost Kings released their Paper Crowns EP this January, their third overall EP and first since signing with RCA Records. Paper Crowns includes hits like “When We Were Young,” “Stuck,” and their latest up-and-coming hit “Don’t Kill My High” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Social House. They played their entire discography throughout the 75 minute set, alongside hits like “Mile High” by James Blake to “Going Bad” by Meek Mill & Drake, “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia and “Silence” by Khalid & Marshmello, to switch up the pace from the trap-heavy drops that permeated the show.
The thing that stuck out throughout the entire show aside from the music was the level of activity that the duo displayed from start to finish. There are plenty of prominent DJs who do nothing more than stand behind the booth and let the set run its course, but Lost Kings were not content to do the same. They were jumping on the table every chance they got, running out in front to sing along with the songs, and interacting with fans in the front rows as often as the set allowed.
Along with Lost Kings’ charismatic display, they also prepared a world-class production that’s sure to stick with anyone who sees the show. There wasn’t a single repeated visual the entire night, and each presented their own moment and spin that corresponded with different music and moments that made it truly memorable.
Overall, the entire show was one for the books and what should be considered a must-see for anyone who’s interested in EDM shows and looking for a great night. There are a few stops left on the Lost Kings “Drunk As Hell” US tour – make sure to mark your calendars if you’re anywhere near the final few stops. Check out the gallery of highlights and remaining tour dates below:
Tue, Jan 29 – Glow at Echostage, Washington, DC
Thu, Jan 31 – Necto, Ann Arbor, MI
Fri, Feb 1 – Chop Shop, Chicago, IL
Sat, Feb 2 – Newspeak, Montreal, QC
Fri, Feb 8- Stereo Live, Dallas, TX
Sat, Feb 9 – Stereo Live, Houston, TX