Ringing In the New Year: Dirtybird Style
When it comes to celebrating major holidays, or just celebrating in general, no one does it like Dirtybird. This past week, Christian Martin hailed The Grasshopper Underground, yet again, to ring in the New Year.
The evening began with two of Detroit’s favorites on the decks—Doug English and Ross Regs. And they did what they do best. Bass-heavy tunes that filled the Ghop with this “classic” Detroit vibe. It was grungy and funky and everything we expected (if not more). Throughout their set, they dropped a few of their new tracks, too. It was obvious the majority of the crowd knew who they were because when those tracks dropped, everyone was clearly excited.
We were all so engrossed in their set that I don’t think anyone realized it was midnight and the new year (not even them), until someone leaned over and mentioned it to them. It was not much of a countdown, but Doug did cut the music and shout happy new year—which surprisingly fit into the mood of the crowd.
As the openers for Christian Martin that evening, they did a fantastic job of priming the crowd. By the time 12:30 rolled around and Christian stepped up to the decks, there was a buzz of energy in the room.
Christian had a calm, composed and deadly style.
This wasn’t his first time at The Grasshopper, nor his first time headlining on New Year’s Eve. His set played right into the crowd’s mood and kept the bass bumping long into the morning. When you think of The Grasshopper and it’s underground stage, his set was nothing short of perfect. We started 2016 off right, with a fresh music selection that kept us on our toes.
Other than the music, our favorite part was that Christian was ringing in the new year with his new fiancee! She was next to the booth and in the crowd for the entirety of his set, loving the music even more than we were.
Every time Christian Martin hails Detroit, we are left wanting more and are looking forward to the next time he makes it across the country. So next time you get a Facebook invite for one of his shows, accept… And we will definitely see you there!