We saw Ekkstacy and Purity Ring in Fort Lauderdale, and they brought all of the interplanetary vibes.
To open the night, Ekkstacy told stories about love and relationships through his passionate rap, which we think is akin to the style of the late Juice Wrld. Some favorites of his are ‘pretty on the inside’ and ‘i walk this earth all by myself.’ As of writing this, he has about 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, which shows his audience for his authenticity. According to this profile on him, his music is self-described as a fusion of post-punk, synth wave, and indie.
We wanted Purity Ring’s set to ‘neverend’
The Canadian electronic-pop Duo Purity Ring, consisting of vocalist Megan James and Corin Roddick, took us to an extraterrestrial, futuristic place during their set and we are here for it. They opened with ‘Pink Lightning,’ followed by ‘soshy’ and ‘obedear.’ The unique sound takes you to a different place and time, where nothing exists except the music. They performed music from their four albums from their debut Shrines in 2012 to the newly-released graves.
Halfway through the show, during ‘Rubyinsides,’ Megan did something amazing: she got on stilts and wore a long dress that blended her in with the platform she was standing on. This was one of a kind, and we are sure this moment will be living rent-free in our heads for the next few weeks. We heard someone behind us say that this was a work of modern art, and we could not agree more. Giving us intergalactic princess energy and we love it.
Towards the end of the show, they did two covers: ‘Knife Prty’ which is a Deftones cover, and ‘Better Off Alone’a which is an Alice Deejay cover. The audience was captivated from beginning to end, and they were able to appease fans both unfamiliar and familiar. The last track of the night was ‘Begin Again,’ a catchy song that has stayed in our heads ever since. The last thing they had us thinking was, please can this show ‘neverend?’
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