Patricia Johnson

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Recap: 5/18 Gold Panda at Brighton Music Hall and Mathew Jonson at Good Life

Gold Panda brought his exotic beats to Brighton Music Hall Saturday night, playing to a sold out crowd of head bobbers, hip swayers, and a handful of less inhibited dancers, indicating his ability to cross over the indie and electronic music scenes. His set was reminiscent of Four Tet’s at the Middle East on Tuesday, but higher energy, more dreamlike, and with more obvious hip hop and dubstep influences.

At monthly dance night Sweet Shop at Good Life in Boston, techno maven Mathew Jonson schooled the crowd with his live set. With so much equipment that would barely fit in the DJ booth, Jonson spent the night bopping back and forth between controllers, crafting tracks on the fly. Jonson fulfilled high expectations and kept the audience moving straight through last call.