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Photos from Mad Decent Block Party 2015



Thomas Jack

Thomas Jack got the crowd up and moving to his brand of tropical house.  The Australian DJ and producer rounded off his set by transitioning, War’s “Lowrider,” into a raving remix of the soulful hit, as the sun began to set behind the trees of Alton Baker Park. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

 

All Smiles

The artists weren’t the only ones who came face-to-face with a tremendous sea of EDM partiers. (Andrew Field/Emerald).

 

Basking in Color

Stylish EDM fans bearing headbands, bandanas and sunnies mostly came from all corners of the Pacific Northwest. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Crowded

The Cuthbert Amphitheater was absolutely packed — the 5,000 capacity venue had sold out four days before the concert was held on Saturday. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Glitter

Fans in the crowd decorated themselves with glitter and face jewels. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Painting-like

Oliver Helden gave out a power-packed performance, accompanied by a multicolored mix of lighting and smoke for the audience to bask in.  The Dutchman mixed up classic European house hits, such as Da Hool’s “Meet her at the Love Parade,” and Bingo Player’s “Devotion,” as well as his infamous remix of Martin Garrix’s “Animals.” (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

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Greatly anticipated, RL Grime, drove the crowd crazy when he opened with his trap hit, “Scylla.” As night had now fallen, the dark made way for intense animation effects on the wide screen. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Blue Man Group

The mysterious panes that towered on either side of the DJ table suddenly lit up. The solid blue LED light from them provided a captivating contrast before his mad bass drops brought in a flurry of flashing lights. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Major Lazer

Major Lazor was the crowning final act, with the chieftain of the Mad Decent Record Label, Diplo (left), taking the stage, accompanied by Walshy Fire (right), and Jillionaire (not pictured).  The trio performed electronic dancehall numbers, such as “Lose Yourself,” and “Too Original,” before their most popular single to date — “Lean On.” (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Firewomen

Major Lazer’s set featured dancers shook to the bumping dancehall rhythms of the group — armed with smoke cannons. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

 

Shirts didn't stay on

Tops dropped onstage and off as Major Lazer got the ravers flinging them high up in the air. (Andrew Field/Emerald)

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