Far East Movement Flier Than A G6 At Club Nokia
"It feels so good to be home," yelled Prohgress from backstage as group member DJ Vilmer took his place behind the decks and warmed up the crowd with sounds from Tupac, Snoop Dogg, LMFAO, and Daft Punk. The show literally started with a bang, as one side of speakers blew out five minutes into the set, however, DJ Virman improvised flawlessly and kept the crowd entertained.
Fans threw their hands in the air and screamed as Kev Nish, Prohgress, and J-Splif leapt on stage sporting their signature shades, straight ties, and skinny jeans. It was non-stop dancing and passion from the moment they began to perform their first hit, "Girls on the Dance Floor."
They succeeded to integrate their chart-topping hits with lesser known songs by including shout-out medleys to some of their favorite artists like The Beastie Boys and No Doubt. The highlight of the performance was when the boys began chanting, "This ish is bananas, B-AN-AN-AS," from Gwen Stefani's hit, "Hollaback Girl." The usually shy guy, DJ Vilmer, disappeared under his DJ booth only to jump out wearing an oversized cartoon monkey mask to their song "Go Ape."
Sadly, the biggest disappointment of the show was "Like A G6." The lead female vocalist, Dev, made a guest appearance on stage that was nothing shy of awkward. With a much more mellow energy level than FEM and with vocals that were completely shadowed by the actual track, the performance would have been ten times better had she not been there at all. Far East Movement's performance during the song, however, was impeccable; and kudos to the boys for trying to dance with Dev, whose nerves seemed to have gotten the best of her.
The show concluded with a spine-tingling performance of "Rocketeer." They were joined by Frankee Music (usually the chorus is performed by One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder), who is also signed to Interscope Records and is featured on FEM's "Free Wired" album. J-Splif stole the spotlight as he tied in a seemingly impromptu rap about their journey to stardom into the introduction of their latest single. Prohgress took a spot behind the keyboards and played throughout the performance, and Kev Nish kept the audience clapping and dancing until their final bows.
With their outstanding work ethic and passion for performance, the road to stardom for Far East Movement does not appear to be ending any time soon. They will be back in Los Angeles performing at the NBA All Star Weekend on February 19th.
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