Though the night’s headliners weren’t scheduled to take the stage until after midnight, Greystone Manor — the exclusive club that hosted Alesso’s 21st birthday, served as the venue for several CBS premiere parties, and is often frequented by the likes of Rhianna and Amanda Bynes — was already packed by 10:45 pm. Over the course of the night, I would spot DJ legends such as A-trak, 12th Planet, AC Slater, Bare and JWLS, all in attendance for the first of two sold-out performances by the night’s headliners, Zedd and Porter, in Los Angeles.

With chandeliers, ample VIP tables, a thumping sound system, great visuals, and fog and confetti that shoots across the crowd at opportune times, Greystone Mannor gave the whole evening a very luxurious feel. Acrobats spun above the pulsating crowd as those in attendance threw their hands in the air and danced to the high energy beats of both Zedd and Porter Robinson.

The moment Zedd hit the stage, you could feel the excitement of the crowd surge! He dropped many tracks from his new album, Clarity, including the beautiful “Spectrum,” while mixing in great tribal beats.

Porter came on next, and while he played some of his own original tracks, such as “The Seconds” and “Language,” he also played around with numerous other beats, including sounds bites from the popular “Ganagam Style.” The fact that he never stops smiling really got the crowd going.

Zedd and Porter then hit the decks together, taking turns dropping tracks like the Eric Prydz remix of M83’s “Midnight City”. The audience went wild as blasts of fog descended from above, cooling off the dancing crowd.

Throughout the set, the duo really played to the crowd and did not go too hard or drop a ton of hard electro. They kept up their positive high energy, played a good representation of their own tracks while mixing in a litany of others’ tracks, and showed firsthand that being a master of your craft can happen at any age.

For more information:
Porter Robinson website
Zedd’s Facebook