Elephante Got Crowd At Double Happiness Stage Dancing To His Heavy Glow
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Elephante is a producer/recording artist and had actually tried to set up a time to take portraits of him during the festival, but our schedules didn’t quite match up. I was, however, able to catch his performance on the Double Happiness Stage.
Tim Wu is Elephante, and he’s basically living out my dream. Like him, I grew up with the stereotypical Asain-American “story of youth”. My parents were immigrants and I was told to study hard, attend the best college, and get a “good job”. I’m a lawyer by day. Tim’s parents are immigrants, he studied hard, attended Harvard, and found himself working for a top global consulting firm. We both had a passion for performing and creating music, but Tim was the one who was able to break free from the stereotypes and make a name for himself in music.
His music is a mix of various styles, but his underlying focus is getting people in the room to dance. His latest album, Heavy Glow, is a modern melange of house and electronic dance music, and it accomplishes his dance objective. He does this while also really giving his listeners a glimpse of his psyche as the lyrics throughout the album dig into some thoughtful personal matters.
One of the few acts of the weekend who wasn’t backed by a band or a cadre of dancers, Elephante took the stage in a bright yellow suit and t-shirt and manned his own decks, occasionally stepping away from his decks to dance across the stage while singing his songs and engaging his audience. It was a really fun performance and Elephante seems to have a charisma that really seems to draw in ears and eyes, and I found myself envying what he’s been able to achieve this early in his music career. With 88rising’s backing, I’m sure his audience will only grow over time…”