RECAP: Steve Aoki and Desiigner Present The Kolony Tour (Worcester, MA)

Worcester Palladuim. All photos taken by Miguel Crespo for RESPECT.

EDM heavyweight Steve Aoki brought the Kolony tour to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts highlighting tracks from his Hip-Hop collaboration album, Kolony. The album featured some of music’s biggest names including Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Gucci Mane, Rich The Kid and more. The emergence of EDM and Rap collaborations is becoming more common and Steve has been in the forefront of it all.

Aoki didn’t hit the road alone. Brooklyn rapper Desiigner was a special guest on tour. Known for his number 1 charting single “Panda,” the GOOD Music signee was the perfect way to start the show off. Desiigner is an energetic, crowd-moving artist that had fans raging for his entire set. Cuts from his debuts mixtape New English, and singles like “Outlet” spun as Desiigner proceeded to throw water and surf the crowd. Life Of Desiigner the album is slated to drop sometime this year.


The stage was set and the fans were ready for what they came to see. Loud electronic sounds filled the room and the crowd screamed. If there’s an artist who’s concerts can actually be described as a party, it’s Steve Aoki. Aoki played a bass-pumping set for an incredible 2 hours. Bright lights flashed across the venue and ceiling-touching smoke fired from the stage. Truly engaged with the crowd, Aoki kept the atmosphere electronic.

“It’s time for the moment you all came here for.. Cake.” Aoki is well known for throwing big sheets of cake at fans during his show. Fans love the thought of going home and cleaning frosting off their faces and hair. Big signs read “Cake Me” and fans raised them over their heads. The cakes started flying from the cloud. Desiigner even got in on the cake throwing and tossed one at a fan in the front row. Concluding, the opening artists and Aoki shared the stage one last time to take a bow and wish the crowd a good night. EDM and Rap fusion is something we shall continue to see emerge and as fans of both genres, we’re not mad.

Steve Aoki

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