Lido Takes “30 Days In LA” On Trip Through The Spectrum of Love REVIEW+PHOTOS: Lido @ The Theatre at The Ace Hotel 11/9/16 For Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA
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I first discovered Lido in 2014, when I stumbled on his “I Love You” EP. Then a few months ago, Kirk Franklin was performing in D.C. and milly rocked to Lido’s remix of “Melodies from Heaven“. So when I found out he was slated to perform during Red Bull’s #30DaysinLA I had to experience him live.
Talk about #SexyVibes. From the get-go, Lido’s performance oozed sensuality. From the hyper seductive visuals, and the way he was able to dig deep into his soul to sing so passionately, it was clear that this evening was all about love and emotions. It’s Lido’s modus operandi, and it was performed to perfection.
On each side of the stage there were two different drum set ups sitting behind really cool holographic type screens. As he played behind each one, crystal clear images were projected onto them. In the middle of the stage was a piano. Lido is literally running back and forth between instrumental set ups the entire show.
His musicianship was on point. The live instrumentation of his music gave new meaning to the music I had heard in my earbuds. With Lido, it’s not even about blending genres. He takes musical elements and makes it completely his own. Watching and experiencing his performance, I felt that he had really taken the time to craft the experience the audience has at his shows. He’s found a way to blend all the songs into a story and then literally illustrate them with his visuals and stage set up.
Deeper into his performance I can get a better feel for exactly who Lido is.
He sings “all I got is these drumsticks” and we get to experience his emotions on such a raw and complex level. The whole performance is an emotional wave. He really takes us through all the stages of a breakup. He told the crowd, “Allow yourself to feel something. Allow yourself to just listen to music. To be angry to be sad to celebrate to be frustrated to be happy.”
Lido treated us with a special surprised when the stage went dark, Lido hit the piano Jaden Smith joins Lido on stage to perform their track “Only One“.
His album EVERYTHING is a familiar story of falling in and out of love. The show ends and the crowd gives Lido a heartfelt cheer. He comes back out for an encore and ends the night with a mashup of Kanye’s “Father Stretch My Hands” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”.
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— Marissa D. Wilson (@Rissa_Denise) November 14, 2016