One of the bigger dance Australian exports of the last five to ten years would squarely be Mall Grab, whose ascension has been orbital for a lad from a relatively tame coastal city like Newcastle.
What started out as a lo-fi breakout has turned into a catalogue of at times face-melting electronic coupled with a live energy that feels very real and something fans can connect with. That’s why a welcome return home for a string of national dates was warmly regarded and better still, bookended with a Boiler Room set in Melbourne.
The hour-and-a-half set was as you’d expect a timeline of Mall Grab ‘hits’ as well as a handful of heaters from KETTAMA, Clouds and Effy. There were slower hat scattered moments bundled next to pile-driving techno heavers and it felt so, so good. Bonus points for the drop at 58:34, oooeeee.
He wasn’t all with sets from a stacked international and local lineup that included Lady Shaka, Pretty Girl, Salute, C. FRIM and Yung Singh. Check them out below.