With Only Half Of The Tandem Present, Cut Snake Lived On At Air + Style THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: CUT SNAKE @ AIR + STYLE 3/3/18
LOS ANGELES, CA- I didn’t know too much about the DJ group Cut Snake, but I had read that the group was a pair of surfers turned DJs (Leigh Sedley and Paul Fisher), originally from Australia and relocated in Los Angeles. Imagine to look of confusion on my face when I arrived at their Air + Style performance and saw only one man manning the decks.
Though only one half of the pair was spinning tunes, the house music boomed loud from the festival’s sound system. Early festival attendees were dancing to the trance like grooves, gradually getting into the party mood the festival organizers had in mind with this time slot.
The name “Cut Snake” apparently comes from an Australian saying “Mad as a cut snake” based on the idea that even when you cut a snake’s head off, it’ll keep living for a while as its muscles convulse to rigor mortis. Well, even with part of the tandem cut off for this performance, the music continued on, satisfying the club kids at Air + Style.
Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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