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Steve Lacy & LCDSOUNDSYSTEM shake Atlanta at Re:SET ATL(Review + Full Photogallery & More)

The aptly titled 're:SET' Concert Series hit Central Park in Atlanta this past weekend. Promoted as a traveling festival where concertgoers can fully experience the entire lineup, with a single stage and each act to hit each city. With dates in New York, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans & more, this experimental traveling single-stage festival was set for success with 3 days of back to back to back music & festivities.


For more on the concept of the Re:SET series, check out our article touching on that here.





I wanted to focus away from the days with inclement weather, and spotlight the artists and performances during the first Atlanta date of the series, which to me, was the highlight of the festival.



Fousheé





Fousheé is a New Jersey based Singer/songwriter. Born and raised in a "musical family," she was exposed to a diverse range of genres and styles from an early age, which heavily influenced her musical journey. With an instantly captivating voice, she effortlessly blends elements of R&B, pop, and alternative music to create a unique and mesmerizing sound. And not just one soundscape, she often explores multi-genre efforts throughout different projects, such as her "softcore" EP which explores the alternative rock/punk roots, all the way to her pop&b album "time machine."



Fousheé's star continues to rise, and her captivating performances have earned her a dedicated fan base. Her music has also garnered critical acclaim, with praise for her impressive vocal range, soulful delivery, and thought-provoking lyrics. With her unique sound and talent, Fousheé is bound to make a lasting impact on the music industry and captivate audiences worldwide. As her career progresses, she continues to release new music, collaborate with other artists, and expand her artistic horizons. Her authentic approach and commitment to her craft make her an artist to watch, and fans eagerly anticipate what she has in store for the future.



Toro Y Moi





Columbia, SC native (go cocks!) singer, songwriter, and producer Chaz Bear aka Toro Y Moi is a staple name in the indie pop-world and perhaps one day a household name. While his music itself hasn't sucked me in like it has millions of others (yet) its crystal clear that Bear has solidified his unique presence within a plethora of genres. Throughout his career, Toro y Moi has consistently pushed musical boundaries, experimenting with different styles and collaborating with a diverse range of artists. His 2015 album, "What For?," delved into a more guitar-driven sound, while "Boo Boo" (2017) explored introspective and reflective themes. In 2019, Toro y Moi released "Outer Peace," incorporating elements of electronic music, hip-hop, and house.





Over the years, Toro y Moi has received numerous accolades and recognition for his musical contributions, though, his impact clearly extends beyond critical acclaim, as he has been influential in shaping the contemporary indie and electronic music landscape. His genre-blending approach and innovative production techniques have inspired a new wave of artists and continue to captivate audiences around the world. Somehow, i've never seen him live. Don't ask, I just haven't yet. The performance itself was pretty okay, nothing spectacular.

Again, the music isn't my personal cup of tea, but thats okay. The audience was vibing and you could tell by looking around all of his fans, and even attendees who came to see someone else was overall enjoying his set.




James Blake


Grammy award winner James Blake has collaborated with a wide range of artists across different genres, including Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott, among other household name artists. I personally think he's a black person trapped in a white body. When I first heard his voice, I pictured him at the cookout, not eating fish & chips with the queen.

In all seriousness, he has the voice of an angel, one of the most distinct falsetto voices of this generation, hands down.





With the unveiling of his self-titled debut album in 2010, James Blake achieved widespread acclaim, catapulting him into the spotlight. The album served as a testament to his unique sonic identity, fusing together elements of dubstep, electronic, and soul genres. Blake's ethereal vocals, understated production, and emotionally charged lyricism deeply resonated with both listeners and critics. The album's exceptional reception not only garnered him a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize but also laid a solid foundation for his subsequent achievements in the music industry.


Steve Lacy





I did NOT know Steve Lacy had a fandom like this. I mean, I knew he had a huge fanbase, but this set was nuts, people were going crazy, and for good reason. Born in Compton, CA, Steve Lacy is a highly skilled musician, singer-songwriter, and producer who has left an indelible mark on the contemporary music landscape. Initially gaining recognition as a member of the Grammy-nominated group The Internet, Lacy's exceptional talent and contributions paved the way for a thriving solo career. Showcasing his versatility and captivating audiences with his distinctive style.





In 2017, he released his debut project, the "Steve Lacy's Demo" EP, which served as a powerful introduction to his solo artistry. The EP received widespread acclaim for its innovative blend of genres, infectious melodies, and introspective lyrics.

Beyond his solo work, Steve Lacy has also collaborated with esteemed artists in the music industry. Notably, he contributed to Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album "DAMN." on the track "Pride," further solidifying his reputation as a sought-after collaborator and versatile musician. With his unique sound and artistic vision, Steve Lacy continues to make waves in the contemporary alternative/neo-soul music scene.






Check for remaining dates and stay tuned for next year's concert series HERE.

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