Whu Else Live: A Symphony of Synths, Stories, and Sonic Versatility Thoughts+Photos: Whu Else at El Cid 8/2/23
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…In tonight’s sonic tapestry, Detroit’s very own Whu Else emerged as a revelation. Opening the evening’s gig with tunes from his fresh out of the oven record, “BIG BRAIN MAN II”, it was clear the crowd was about to be transported. A first-time encounter with this enigma was akin to a rookie astronaut’s venture through the stars – bewildering yet magnetically enchanting.
As his playful synth beats pulsed through the venue, Whu Else’s lyrics unfurled stories of ambitions, celestial dreams, and the boundless mysteries of life. There’s an undeniable reminiscence of Chance the Rapper lurking in his sound, but with an electrifying charm uniquely his own.
Whu seemed to have a sonic versatility on stage. Those beats, rhythms, and harmonies? They weren’t just performed – they were lived, a clear nod to musical origins and artistry. Whu Else’s set was an expedition of self and sound. In a time where predictability reigns, Whu Else is a gust of fresh air…”