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"It’s fake to try and force a certain sound or a certain attitude just because you think that it sells."
The new kids are definitely picking up what Illy’s putting down.
Partway through he announces that he wants to leave the room “crazy and sweaty”, and he definitely achieves this goal.
Alexsia Barron couldn't get enough of Kanye in 2013.
"They’re rapping over house shit. They don’t care."
“I felt like I needed to do that, just to remind people that I can go on a track toe to toe with the best dudes in the country and, if not own it, at least hold my own.”
"Mantra obliges with a finale performance of his showstopper The Freak Show, which leaves the punters satisfied, if not entirely sated – they really can’t get enough."
Betting against Remi would be a fool’s move. He’s got the goods.
As a treat, he gives the punters a rather unexpected encore – an indie-folk rendition of ABBA’s Dancing Queen. “It just feels good to sing,” he says, a little sheepishly. Fair enough. He’s a lot more fun when he feels good.
The evening ostensibly wraps up with Thank You (For Loving Me At My Worst), but it’s a bit difficult to pretend you’re not coming back to play an encore when you leave an entire orchestra behind onstage.