This past Friday night, Philly Mixtape had the privilege of seeing The Ting Tings take their ‘Super Critical’ tour front and center and Union Transfer, and there are truly not enough words in the music world to describe just how explosive and musically mind blowing the show was. Amping up the evening were electronic-soul duo, Kaneholler, who brought the funkdafied fire performing dynamic tracks from their respective E.P.’s. While I didn’t know too much about them heading into the show, once they kicked up tracks, “Evermore,” “Chicago,”and the dubstep-meets-disco, “Paper Games,” I wanted more. It should also be noted that group member Jon Foster is quite a piece of delicious music dish…If you guys want to check out a video of their performance, check this out.
After a short break, The Ting Tings hit the coveted stage and once they did, it was on and pulsating, as the UK duo brought heart pounding music moments that gave the crowd life. Drummer and vocalist Jules De Martino simply delivered it, (also delightfully dropping a few f-bombs along the way), while lead diva, Ms. Katie White, was magical, with her bopping stage presence, those bouncing blonde curls…and lots of cowbell! (I mean, you can never go wrong with a little cowbell..)Also, a big shout out to Ms. White for handling those guitar changes like a boss. You better werk, boo!
Opening with the disco kissed, “Do it Again,” they cruised along, performing ‘Super Critical’ tracks, “Wrong Club,” “Daughters,” and the albums title cut. Also laced in their electrified set were classic singles, “Shut Up and Let Me Go,” “Great D.J.” and an incredible extended remix of “Clap Your Hands,” that contained one of the most explosive instrumental intros that I’ve ever heard…in my life. It was certainly a highlight of the evening, and you can bet that Philly Mixtape will be searching high and low for THAT remix, because it was absolutely brilliant…as are The Ting Tings who showed just how brilliant they were Friday night at Union Transfer.