Hoe-M-G! Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, DJ Fresh, Deorro & More Obliterate Plymouth
Day 2 of MTV Crashes Plymouth might just have been even more mental than the first...
And that's a wrap! Headliner Steve Aoki has just left the stage on Club MTV's Day 2 MTV Crashes Plymouth takeover, and our minds are still dancing with memories of local DJs Jonezy and Freejak, David Zowie and Route 94, who entertained us earlier this afternoon.
As the sun disappeared behind the clouds, it was the turn of LA native Deorro to Crash Plymouth, bringing both 'Sweet Dreams' and 'Summertime Sadness' to the Hoe via Annie Lennox and Lana Del Rey. Clearly a hit with the ladies of the land, a bra went flying through the air towards the stage, and we could definitely have listened to the Chris Brown collaborator for 'Five More Hours'.
However, there was plenty more madness where that came from, as DJ Fresh appeared in all his platinum-haired glory. Taking us back to the beginning of Rita Ora's music career, he whipped out 'Hot Right Now', along with his 2010 track 'Gold Dust' and Pendulum's 'Tarantula'. Old school or wut?
Ramping up the vibe even more were our amazing Club MTV residents R3wire & Varski, who not only hosted Wednesday's event, but hyped up the crowd incredibly before the headline acts...
Taking us even further back, Dutch wunderkind Oliver Heldens pulled out Estelle and Kanye West's mega hit, 'American Boy'. Completely enthralled by the Plymouth audience, it seemed every song Heldens played was one we wanted to sing along to, almost reminding us of a young David Guetta.
There was Disclosure's 'Holding On', his own take on Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's 'Outside' and of course Oliver's own smash 'Gecko'. With smoke cannons and confetti going off every few seconds, anticipation had well and truly built by the time our final act hit the stage.
Now, where do we start with Steve Aoki? After a 10-1 countdown and chants of “Aoki”, the legendary DJ appeared on stage, keeping Plymouth energised with tune after tune. 'I Love It When You Cry' provided the first big sing-along, while 'Wonderwall' was an obvious crowd-pleaser, and who were we to argue when we were told to hold each other and sing along to Titanic's 'My Heart Will Go On'?
Jumping on his booth and spraying champagne on the front row all come as standard with Aoki's performances, but as the fans wielding signs reading 'CAKE ME' knew, there's always a sweet surprise around the corner. Not one, but nine cakes were launched into the audience, with his name and record label 'Dim Mak' iced on for effect.
If nine seems like a truly odd number, that's because Steve saved one cake 'til the end, after a rousing rendition of 'Pursuit Of Happiness' and a burst of fireworks to the night sky. That final cake was thrown at three girls invited on to the stage, clearly thrilled to leave MTV Crashes covered in sponge and icing, while the man himself left shirtless.
So that's it for another year of MTV Crashes! You’ll be able to watch all the MTV Crashes Plymouth Day 1 highlights this August on MTV Music, and a huge thank you to everyone who made the event such a success.
We're off to the after party...