Webster defines ethereal as heavenly, celestial, of or relating to the regions beyond the earth. The sounds that feel upon my ears this past Saturday at The Ogden were nothing but; it was the closest I’ve ever felt to a religious experience at a live show. Porter Robinson was holding mass, and though not holy, the spirit was definitely moving people.
Porter wasn’t alone in delivering his electric gospel. The M Machine set the stage and got the crowd on their feet. A giant LED M hung behind the trio, lighting up the stage in sync with the smooth sounds and silky synth vocals. If Porter Robinson was the savior, than Mat Zo was his disciple, coming before to preach the good news. Hailing from jolly old England, Matan Zohar brought big noise and even bigger drops. The faithful in attendance raised their hands to the sky in praise as the bass shook the floor and shot through their chests.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Porter took control of his house. Beats were dropped, sweat was shared, and as Mr.Robinson’s heavens opened, the ground shook beneath our feet. Souls cleansed, made pure, 100% in the Bitch.