Yerp! It's your friendly neighborhood noisemakers, back once more with sights and sounds from the Loft. We're still on our transcontinental tilt, this time bringing you the beat-mastery and soul singing of Amsterdam's own FullCrate and Mar. The talented two have crossed the Atlantic for a stateside rendezvous, and we're pleased to present them to you music loving masses. The pre-show run around has become pretty legendary at this point, but we've become pretty skilled at cloaking our anxieties. Once the first few guests start arriving, it's time to get into character. Let the show begin...

For those not familiar with Fullcrate and Mar, the frequent collaborators are at the forefront of the wave of progressive soul producers and vocalists coming out of the Netherlands. The sound is beat heavy and electronic, but it doesn't end there. During the set Mar lets us in on some of his self-coined acoustic "neo-blues", and some simple strumming of the guitar. The head nod factor is maintained in high ratios, all while preserving the sexy in equal parts. It would be a crime not to mention the abundance of sun ripened beauties in attendance, so we'll get that out of the way right now. We're officially only a few days into summer, but from the looks and sounds of it, everyone here has had these warmer days in mind for quite some time. The set comes to a close with a dance-heavy encore of deep house inspired beats and vocals. A little perspiration never hurt anybody.

As is our custom these days, we take to the streets once more to share a few words with the Dutchmen. Mar gives it up about his roots in the blues, FullCrate talks about his first birthday spent in New York (just a couple of days before the show), and both share the background on how they met and connected through music. The rest of the night would be a blur of shawarmas, wisecracks, and an unintended road adventure through North Jersey. If you want that story, you'll have to ask us about it when you see us. For now, it's farewell. This is Live At The Loft...

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