Delorean makes you feel happy. John introduced them to me a couple of months ago, and last Wednesday I went to see them at the Great American Music Hall. Hailing from Barcelona, Delorean makes terrifically catchy, bright, and multilayered electropop/house music, the kind you can’t help but feel your feet start moving. One reviewer calls it ‘electro-sunshine’.
Jared and Chrissy came too, and sadly Dave missed it because he was stuck in China. The venue was full but not packed, while gave everyone enough room to move — and move they did. From the first song till the end, the crowd was moving. The four members of Delorean are Ekhi Lopetegi on lead vocals and bass, Unai Lazcano on keyboard and samplers, Guillermo Astrain on guitar and samples, and Igor Escudeo on drums. Unai quickly became a fan favorite because from the first song to the last he was constantly bobbing his head and dancing while moving between his gear, eyes half-closed with the look of a person who is in the moment and just loves doing what he’s doing.
The set started off with Seasun off their Ayrton Senna EP, then moved into Subiza territory. The band did a remarkably good job at bringing their well-arranged song to a live show, with greater emphasis placed on the beats. It was a great show — a lot of fun. Hopefully next time they can play a longer setlist.
After I got home I downloaded the four song Ayrton Senna EP and proceeded to listen to pretty much only that for the next few days. It’s terrific. Check out some more Delorean tracks below, and I’ve got to put a plug out for Grow.
Delorean – The Big Dipper
Delorean – Monsoon