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Photos: Oorutaichi and Groundislava, or: Big In Japan—and WestCo

While you were getting crunk at Senior Cocks on Friday, WestCo Cafe was alight with the flame of two experimental beatmaker wizards: Oorutaichi and Groundislava. The former, Oorutaichi, was totally unfamiliar to me previously, but managed to throw together one of the most engaging and utterly fun electronic sets I’ve seen in a while. Backed by goofy visuals, the DJ lurched around the cafe manically, shouting into his microphone like an overjoyed Dam Suzuki, without straying too far from his mixing boards and distinctly Asian-tinged backing beats. Above is a photo of occasional Wesleying blogger John expressing his appreciation. I didn’t manage to grab video, but this is a pretty accurate indication; though little known in the states, Ka Ya Lee ’13 tells me Oorutaichi’s a pretty big deal in Japan:

I was so glad that everything went great and that a lot of people there were truly enjoying Oorutaichi’s music:) Oorutaichi also LOVED Wesleyan students’ reaction to his music. He was also very impressed by this school in general. Oorutaichi was a very humble, nice person. We hung out and talked about music a lot after the show in my house! I still can’t believe he was there!

Wedidit Collective character Jasper Patterson, otherwise known as Groundislava, rounded off the night with a set of chilled-out, beat-heavy post-dubstep. Groundislava has collaborated with our old friend Baths a bunch, and it showsD. Nassty ’13 would probably call it ‘post-tubstep.’ Photo gallery past the jump.

On a Different ‘LE7ELS’: Avicii at Cornell Causes Hospitalization, Public Defecation

 And you thought Cornell couldn’t get any more lame?

In possibly the most embarrassing story to come out of Cornell since the hilarious 2009 administrative email chain sex scandal, six people were hospitalized at a recent Avicii show on the campus. The Swedish DJ played a set for Cornell’s homecoming weekend, which turned into a drunken, ecstasy-filled shitshow. Literally, someone apparently “defecated in the bleachers” while another girl was “grabbed under her skirt twice while she was waiting in line.” Anyone who is familiar with the culture surrounding Avicii’s music probably has a high school friend that goes to Syracuse or Indiana and maybe studied abroad in Barcelona. Seriously, the music is not terribly popular on Wesleyan’s campus, which is not to say we don’t have some passionate outliers fighting for their cause. But most of our rowdy ‘n out of line behavior is usually reserved for more ironic and cool acts (read: cool is an objective and absolute term determined by the author of this post).

Most of the students were either rolling face or apparently very drunk, but according to student testimonials, “That just made things better.”