On Sunday, December 29th, Knife Party took over NYC's Pacha with their late night set. We caught up with Knife Party at Miami's Mansion back in June, so we were excited to see them perform in another big city. With Audien and Henry Fong opening the night, Knife Party arrived on stage at 1:30am with projection lights and amazing visual effects that were all over the large screens inside the four-story venue. Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, the Australian duo that makeup Knife Party, kept the crowd going wild as they spun their tracks which corresponded with the light show. Over the screens were visual effects including cover art from the Haunted House EP, a very pretty galaxy space effect, eye-catching trance effects, and of course the words "KNIFE PARTY."
Pacha was a full house with sweaty attendees dancing and wearing "Kandi" rave beads, LED gloves, prism eyeglasses, and furry animal plush hats. The crowd enjoyed the opening acts, but were eager to see Knife Party take over the stage. McGrillen and Swire seemed to behaving a good time, as they too danced and jumped from behind the DJ booth. Knife Party played hits off their Haunted House EP including "Power Glove" and "LRAD." The crowd went in extra hard when Knife Party played their recognized track "Internet Friends" and their remix of Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World."
It was difficult to move around the main floor of the venue since it was so packed, so we watched the remainder of Knife Party's set from the second floor balcony. The crowd looked even more intense from our bird's eye view, with everyone jumping up and down and cheering. To learn more about Knife Party click here.