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LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… In a line-up of mostly indie/alt rock acts, I was quite chuffed to catch Rugby Wild perform on the Echo Stage early on the first day of Love You Down. This L.A. transplant by way of New Jersey was pretty damn dope. Eschewing the radio trends of trap and the like, Rugby Wild had a style and sonic that had me feeling those jazzy hip hop vibes from my high school years circa 91-95. Plus, I could actually understand every lyric that he was spitting.
What I particularly enjoyed about Rugby Wild’s performance was the way he incorporated live instruments to enhance the some of the sample based loops that his DJ punched in. I’m a big fan of live horns, and he had a trumpet player accompany him on a handful of tracks. In my humble opinion, live instruments make everything better.
But Rugby Wild’s early performance didn’t really need any extra bells and whistles. His energy was positive and infectious and definitely set the perfect tone for the rest of the day…”