Saturday night I got the opportunity to see Supreme Cuts at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Before I continue, I should state that I am not an electro aficionado. I’ve been to a few electro shows, and I’ve always been a little disappointed at the lack of showmanship on the stage. Many times it’s just a DJ hunched over in front of equipment bobbing, and a crowd dancing along. This was definitely not the case with Supreme Cuts! This is a live show worth seeing, even for non-electro fans.
Supreme Cuts brings raw energy to the stage. It’s apparent that they are literally constructing music in front of an audience, and as an audience member, it’s a kick to have a front row view of the creative process. Each song is a densely layered work of art: smooth ambient grooves topped with staccato electronic percussion blend together to make songs that you want to glide with and bounce along to simultaneously. And unlike many electro shows, watching Supreme Cuts perform the music is as entertaining as the music itself. Both members dance effortlessly between electronic percussion, turntables and mixers in a way that is so controlled — yet chaotic — that you would swear it’s choreographed.
The net result is a high energy, giddy show. Supreme Cuts has definitely won a convert in Denver. Check them out and see if you don’t agree.