DeWalta & Shannon provided the perfect afternoon pick me up before another packed night, and somehow managed to keep the clouds at bay. Just as a few drops started to appear, the clouds parted and the sun peered out, as DeWalta smoothly played the saxophone and Shannon kept things bouncy. Their set was light and breezy, and offered something for everyone — even the less electronically inclined. A buddy came onstage to join them on the keys, adding the perfect complement to their already jazzy set.
On the outdoor stage, it's important to hit that all important balance between MUTEK's artistic seriousness and the necessary levity needed to intrigue audiences and compel them to finally make the leap to official festivalgoer, something DeWalta & Shannon had absolutely no problem doing. They kept the easygoing vibe right 'til the end, setting the scene for the bombastic multi-instrumental set by Nortec Collective that followed.