CU students flooded into Balch Fieldhouse on Saturday night as RL Grime and Ty Dolla $ign performed unforgettable show on the industrial stage set up by CU Boulder’s Program Council.
Boulder’s own DJ, SoDown, opened the show with a strong start by highlighting his saxophone playing abilities and getting the crowd amped up for the other artists. Hip-hop recording artist, singer, songwriter and producer Blackbear followed with a powerful stage presence by playing his guitar and popular songs from his mixtapes. Blackbear debuted a new track exclusively to those attending the show, and the crowd’s feedback proved that the new song will be a huge success to the public.
Taking on the stage in an extravagant fur coat and a glass of gin, Ty Dolla $ign had the crowd going insane as he began his set. Playing hits such as “Campaign,” “Or Nah,” and “You and Your Friends,” Ty had the whole crowd jumping from song to song. Loving the Colorado vibes, he called some lucky CU girls to the stage to help him wrap up the show. The girls danced and sang with Ty, as he took the time to acknowledge each of the dozen or so on stage. It was clear to everyone that Boulder, Colorado is a place where Ty Dolla $ign truly belonged.
Many artists will shy away from collaborating and mixing different musical genres, but RL Grime manages to bring his own energy and beats while incorporating popular Rap and Hip-Hop music from other artists. Along with some of his more popular remixed songs, including Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” and Drake’s “Energy,” RL Grime played songs from his latest album.
“An Exclusive Mix for Mixmag.” His mammoth bass drops and vibrant illusions electrified the crowd and left them wanting an encore after the concert. Playing two songs off Migos’ number one album “Culture,” RL Grime got the crowd ready for a crazy show with remixes of “Bad and Boujee” and “Tshirt”. He also performed crowd favorites such as Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” and The Weeknd’s “The Hills.” The energy bouncing to and from the stage during RL’s set was something the CU student body will remember forever.
Program Council did an amazing job with bringing popular artists to our campus. By combining EDM with rap, they were able to attract students with different music tastes to join together for a show under one roof. Seeing the crowd appreciate new genres and come together as a student body strengthened our sense of community at CU. For updates on their upcoming campus events, be sure to follow Program Council on Instagram and Twitter.
By: Taylor Davidson and Hannah Fressle