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Philly Show Review:Betty Who at Union Transfer

So, Aussie pop diva Betty Who really loves to perform, you guys. 

No, she really, really, really loves to perform and make the stage–as well as the audience–her bitch for the night in the most fabulous way possible. 

Just ask the many, many throngs of fans who packed it in at Union Transfer for her show in support of her excellent and delicious new album, The Valley, and they’ll tell you that she takes no prisoners when it comes to that stage…and we lived for every woke moment of Ms. Who real that was served out last night. 

Launching an hour long set that included pretty much every song from Valley (hey there, “Mama Say,” “You Can Cry Tomorrow,” “Free to Fly” and sigh…”I Love You Always Forever”), as well as rainbow kissed thunder, “Somebody Loves You,” and a fancy fine display talents of the guitar. Who knew? All of us. 

But of course, we must show all of the love to those fucking pulsating live pipes (seriously, tho) and fucking fierce dance moves that were matched perfectly to the two muscular backup dancers who equally stole the show because, well, ay, dios mio. Speaking of..hey there, Mr. Tattoos. #callme

And the moment she remembered a fan from a show in Boston? (hey, Kevin!) Fucking priceless. 

But the true spotlight stealer of the night were the tears that flowed in Ms. Betty Who‘s eyes during the whole set because of all of the love that was felt from the crowdin which you now know it must have been one hell of a show at Union Transfer last night. 

That’s because it most certainly was. Yes, Ms. Betty Who….yaaas. 

For much, much more on Betty Who, read this and stay tuned for her grand return to Philly because she’ll most certainly be back.  

 

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Philly Show Scene:Le Youth Made us Feel Young Again at Coda on Friday Night

By now, it’s no secret that Philly better work when it comes to owning its thriving live music scene (read this), which has also become a pulsating place where the City of Brotherly Love has welcomed several globally renowned DJs to its headphones. Among the many, many DJs who’ve stopped by (and are also coming….read this, too) are Cedric Gervais, Kaskade, Armin van Buuren, Duke Dumont and L.A. based Le Youth, who just took over Coda on Friday night. 

Serving up a set that was based on his traditional serving of deep house-meets-’90s grooves (think TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down…yes), the just turned thirty-year old decks dude provided it all for the crowd (by the way…where was everyone at? Y’all missed out). But if there’s one track that didn’t just light up the night but will ignite the rest of your dance music life, it’s “Cool,” a delicious piece of deep house dish that takes elements of Cassie’s (remember her?) “Me & U” and puts them on top of a beat that’s just oh, so sinfully delicious. 

If there’s one thing that DJs put their heart-and-soul into besides making you move and groove all night long, is that they want to make you know that they’re feeling it, too. Le Youth certainly had that factor on fine display on Friday night, and even though the crowd was slim, they certainly knew what he was musically trying to say. 

But since DJs (and Beyonce) truly love this city, don’t feel bad that you missed out, because chances are Le Youth will stop by again because it sounds like he’s just getting his Philly werk party started. In the meantime, get down to Philly Mixtape’s DJ dedicated Rewerk Wednesday column where he was featured last week, and then just dance to this playlist of sizzling Le Youth sonnets and then some. 

See you on the floor like J.Lo!