Life In Color landed this previous weekend in Miami, Florida’s artwork district Wynwood. For this 12 months’s newest iteration of Life In Color (extra colloquially generally known as LIC), the individuals behind the “world’s largest paint party” gathered their paint cannons and their distributors to have their pink, inexperienced, yellow, blue, and orange paint bottles restocked and able to flip a music pageant right into a real-life Splatoon celebration. With Bang vitality drinks as their newest sponsor, LIC enlisted the likes of Diplo, What So Not, Said the Sky, Ray Volpe, Wooli and even Shaquille O’Neal bringing his DJ Diesel presence to the 305.
Guests entered LIC to search out $5 bottles of paint available with artists making murals and DJs throwing down in-your-face, bass bangers. Some had been dripping from being as near the entrance of the stage as potential whereas others had been adorned with small splashes of colour on their white t-shirts. There was even one pageant goer in attendance sporting a panda masks that was turning an increasing number of pink because the pageant raged on.
One of this 12 months’s most fascinating sides about this 12 months’s LIC lineup is that the majority the artists work with and/or carry out with bass music. All of those fundamental stage headliners spewed riddim, dubstep, and entice anthems to an viewers asking for as a lot bass as their was paint. From the extra melodic and experimental nature of artists like What So Not and Said the Sky to the neck-breaking, adrenaline-pumping nature from the likes of Ray Volpe going back-to-back with Wooli and DJ Diesel. And every efficiency was strong. I used to be stunned to see how hyped the group was when Shaq would demand the group to start out a mosh pit. At that point, three opened up concurrently and mayhem ensued.
However, there was a second smaller stage generally known as the “Secret House Party” nestled right into a nook of semi-dilapidated Wynwood warehouses. Here, native Miami-based expertise like Lucas Larvenz, Dr. Clutch, and DENO dropped four-to-the-floor hearth. Meanwhile, a crew of expert of shuffle dancers had been surrounded by the partying crowd. Even Gabby J David, famend shuffle dancer, made an look flexing on the concrete dancefloor. It was like a legendary 1990s rave however up to date by 2019’s requirements.
Life In Color has modified loads since its inception. After a number of faculty paint events took off within the early 2000s, these organizers envisioned a higher scope that these paint events may have. From there, they created Dayglow which hosted occasions in Miami’s nightclubs and ultimately touring with the idea for school crowds to celebration throughout the nation. After Dayglow was purchased by SFX Entertainment (now generally known as LiveStyle) in 2012, they rebranded as Life In Color and commenced to have bigger lineups. This included starring headliners akin to Calvin Harris, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, Alesso and plenty of extra. By 2016, LIC made a brand new residence in Wynwood the place it has been internet hosting the flagship paint celebration ever since.
The night concluded with a prolonged and diversified set from Diplo. The Mad Decent label boss and hit producer has been a longtime headliner for LIC from their earliest time as Dayglow acting at their occasions as a solo artist or as a part of teams like Major Lazer and Jack Ü. In different phrases, Diplo was and is essentially the most applicable act that would ever headline Life In Color ever. His set contained mixtures of songs just like the Sheck Wes anthem “Mo Bamba” with Zomboy’s remix of “Follow” by Bro Safari in addition to his personal hits like “Waist Time” with Autoerotique or “Get It Right” with MØ. Diplo closed out the pageant with a crowd left behind happy from a day of head-banging, mosh-pitting, and common paint-related debauchery.
Overall, Life In Color 2019 was a stellar celebration. All the headliners carried out to a crowd gobbling up each tune, remix, and mashup blasting by way of their audio system. The crowd bought their towels and dried themselves of all of the moist colours splattered throughout their our bodies earlier than hopping into their automobiles and Ubers. Even although this 12 months sacrificed selection in its lineup throughout the provided artists, LIC put collectively a constant lineup of bass-focused artists who’ve sufficient persona to face other than one another. It can be fascinating to see if LIC doubles down on sticking to being a bass music pageant or one which switches to different genres like home, hip-hop, or Latin music. Either manner, Life In Color will at all times be the “world’s largest paint party” it doesn’t matter what music’s internet hosting the present.