With a queue forming before doors opened, the anticipation was palpable as fans waited outside Manning Bar for Smino and Monte Booker’s Sydney stop during their maiden tour Down Under. And they didn’t disappoint. From DJ Mowgli May on the decks with certified bangers to Arno Faraji flexing and showing us why he is the Triple J Unearthed High winner of 2017— it was one of those nights where you could sit back and appreciate a well curated line up.
When Monte Booker took the stage, knees buckled at his impeccable production skills! There’s knowing that Booker is a force to be reckoned with– then there’s experiencing it- LIVE!
Taking it up another notch up, Smino took to the stage-bucket of fried chicken in hand and brought the house down. Playing crowd favourites from BLKSWN alongside some much appreciated tracks from blkjuptr, Smino’s impeccable ability to weave silky melodies with striking bars had the crowd literally eating out of his hands. Even well after the last chords of Netflix and Dusse called the night to a close- the crowd wanted more — which is the best way to mark a maiden tour.
Images courtesy of Jordan Munns @jordankmunns via Astral People @astralpeople