There is something about a Filipino-American DJ wearing a sweater featuring a character from a popular Studio Ghibli film in front of a packed venue that has the power to ignite the Asian-American pride in oneself.
Last Saturday, April 1st, FilAm ARTS had the opportunity to watch a live set from Fil-Am producer/DJ Sweater Beats during singer Gnash’s “The Sleepover Tour” at The Observatory in Santa Ana.
Sweater Beats, whose real name is Antonio Cuna, was born in the Philippines, raised in Maryland and is currently based in Los Angeles. The Fil-Am DJ has collaborated and toured with numerous artists such as Chance the Rapper, Flume, Gallant, Jai Wolf and many others. He also recently performed at the SXSW festival earlier last month.
Before beginning his set, he made his goal clear to the crowd which was to make them dance.
Sweater Beats’ set included remixes of popular songs such as “Hey Ya” by Outkast, “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift and “Sugar, We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy, just to name a few. He also performed some of his original songs, bringing out singers Imad Royal and MAX, both of whom were also opening for Gnash.
He also gave the crowd a treat as he played his guitar and performed an unreleased original song.
Despite performing for only 30 minutes, Sweater Beats fulfilled his goal of getting the crowd sweating and hyped up for Gnash.
FilAm ARTS thanks Sweater Beats for the great set and we are looking forward to what he has in store for 2017.
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