[Photo Credit: Kirsten Spruch]
Last night, MØ
and Cashmere Cat
hit up Brooklyn Steel in New York while on their co-headlining Meøw Tour
. Because Thursday night was sold out, they added a second date at the venue which is happening tonight.
Cashmere Cat took the stage first, dressed in his typical neon orange hoodie and sneakers, getting the crowd amped up. And the crowd was large,
like, I walked all the way to the back corner and was still getting pushed left and right. It was worth it though, because the Norwegian producer, also known as Magnus August Høiberg, put on one hell of a set. He played a large portion of last year's debut album 9,
including the songs "Quit," "Trust Nobody," plus a cover of Kanye West
His remix of Miguel
's "Do You..." was a real banger, and he even brought out MØ for "9 (After Coachella)" and Diplo and friends for his latest single, "Miss You."
MØ had no boundaries and was a ball of energy when she entered the stage. By that, I mean we were only three songs into the set when she decided to literally stand on top of the crowd.
MØ started the set with the first track off her latest EP, "Roots." As she dramatically sang the slow-burner, fans cheered her on, and then she quickly switched up the pace and dived into her 2017 single "Nights With You." Whether or not the song was sad, MØ had an infectious, never-ending smile on her face.
If you think that MØ is just one of those singers with heavily edited voices on dance singles, think again. Her instantly identifiable, raspy voice is the real deal, and sounds exactly the same live. It was strong enough to fill the entire room, not out of place for a moment. She took a moment to venture back to her 2014 debut album No Mythologies To Follow
and performed tracks like "Pilgrim" and "Waste Of Time," which have a bit more of an indie edge to them but are still super catchy. Personal note: I danced hard
to "Waste Of Time."
And of course, she pleased the crowd and played the big hits, like her and Diplo's "Lean On," Major Lazer's "Cold Water," "Get It Right," Snakehips' "Don't Leave," and even her part in Charli XCX's "Porsche" (another personal favorite).
The entire night felt more like one big dance party rather than a concert, and I have the feeling that that's probably what these two artists wanted. If you're in town, you do not want to miss the second run tonight at Brooklyn Steel.