On Friday night, San Holo’s alternative-electronic label Bitbird visited Avant Gardner’s Brooklyn Mirage for a special showcase dubbed A Night with Bitbird. Featuring Taska Black, DROELOE, Giraffage, San Holo and Duskus, the show began at 10PM and didn’t wrap up until the early morning hours around 4:30am. Throughout the night it was evident that San (real name Sander van Dijck) has built what truly amounts to a family of creatives who same a same-mindedness that surpasses simple musical careers and preferences, and rather fully embodies the Bitbird motto “Create Forever” with zeal.
The evening began with Belgian producer/musician Taska Black‘s set, and he’s come a long way since Early Bird Music first interviewed him in March of 2018. Over the last year Taska has accumulated more than 20M streams across his new music, and his live show has begun to take shape as well. Playing his biggest songs like “Running Away” with fellow Bitbird label mates DROELOE, Taska’s complex melodies and poetically larger-than-life sound was the perfect way to dial the crowd’s attention in for the show.
Netherlands duo DROELOE followed Taska, hyping up the sold-out crowd with their bass-heavy hits, playing off of each other as they danced around (and on) the DJ booth. With their darkly-tinged brand of EDM, DROELOE’s joint creatives Hein Hamers and Vincent Rooijers drew fans in further with their deliberate drops and stunning visuals (which were created by Hein himself.)
San Holo finally took the stage close to 2am and captivated Mirage’s audience for over an hour, showcasing his signature style of alternative EDM that combines bouncy, off-center beats and cinematic builds with his own endless energy. Throughout his set, he spun around stage and climbed on the DJ booth repeatedly, singing along with fans and encouraging them to dance into the night. He paired his music with a world-class production courtesy of Brooklyn Mirage, that kept the stage and the crowd in constant flux with an endless array of neon lights, CO2 cannons, and backdrops.
Following San’s headlining set, fellow producer and San’s close friend Duskus closed out the night in a B2B until the venue hit curfew at 4:30am.