MOCA L.A.'s Basel Beach Party: Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn and John
|Photo by Ciara Osorio|
Midway through the short set, the Swede all-stars launched into "Animal," Miike Snow's monstrous hit that took Bloodshy & Avant from Grammy-award winning producers to pop stars in their own right. That was followed by Lykke Li's dance hit "I Follow Rivers," which became a nightclub staple after the Magician remixed it. And finally, they bid farewell to the crowd with a version of "Young Folks" that featured Andrew and Lykke Li on vocals and whistles.
All we were left wondering is: Why are Swedish musicians so awesome at making pop music?
Personal Bias: It could only have gotten better if an Ace of Base cover was thrown into the mix.
The Crowd: A tad younger this year when compared to previous editions of MOCA's Basel party.
By the Way: Too many Russian Standard cocktails didn't help with the writing of this recap.
- "Get Some" (Lykke Li)
- "Black Tin Box" (Miike Snow featuring Lykke Li)
- "Harlem Boyz"
- "Animal" (Miike Snow)
- "I Follow Rivers" (Lykke Li)
- "Falling Down"
- "Du Är Den Ende" (cover)
- "Young Folks" (Peter Björn and John)
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