Lets Be Friends: Review of Edan the DJ at Lilypad

Edan in his element. (Photo - D. Hixon)

Edan in his element. (Photo – D. Hixon)

Edan the DJ
Lilypad, Union Square, 09/08/12

Edan is one of my favorite MC’s. Edan is one of my favorite Producers. Edan is one of my favorite DJ’s. Edan…well, he’s a favorite, and is someone who’ll forever roam in the fictional halls of my Honor Roll High School. When I caught wind he’d be DJ’ing down the street at Lilypad, I circled the date with a red felt tip pen, for if a favorite’s in town, attendance is mandatory.

Edan in the mix. (Photo - D.Hixon)

Edan in the mix. (Photo – D.Hixon)

What makes Edan standout is his unconditional love and respect for music. His taste is impeccable, and his skills as a true and traditional DJ make me want to forever hang my headphones. Edan can juggle an obscure psychedelia B-Side between tables with the precision of a master chef, and once you’re entranced with the smell, he’ll drop a perfectly matched Soul track that takes you further down the rabbit hole, leaving you salivating for more.

Lilypad was at capacity and youthful, and from the moment Edan dropped the needle the dancing was incessant. I drunkenly walked up to Edan halfway through his set, mumbled some type of appreciation, bowed like an obedient Monk, and swiftly creeped away. It’s never a good idea to be too close to a hero, especially when they’re a favorite.

D. Hixon


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