Soulection’s Sango + Monte Booker Had Brooklyn Two Stepping All Night [Recap]
Photo of Soulection’s Monte Booker + Sango taken by Garrett Clare for Okayplayer.
On the last night of their ITCO tour, Sango + Monte Booker went out with a bang at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The two artists stem from the Soulection record label, which in the last few years, has swiftly garnered one of the strongest fan bases in the world. This was extremely apparent Saturday night.
Starting off the night was young Monte Booker, a producer and DJ from Chicago. Booker’s most notable recent work for other artists can be found on Mick Jenkins, Saba, Noname, and Ravyn Lenae’s latest projects. He’ll also be a huge component on frequent collaborator Smino’s forthcoming debut album, blkswn. Booker played mostly all original beats, songs, and remixes. The most notable moments from his set were when he played his remixes of Beyoncé and Sean Paul’s “Baby Boy”, Estelle and Kanye West’s “American Boy”, and especially Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” which got the biggest kick out of the crowd. That one song was so live that Sango came out onto the stage during his set to turn up with him. Booker had the crowd moving from the second he started to the end of his set.
With not much time in between sets, it was Sango’s turn to take on the Brooklyn crowd that was so eager to experience his live set. Sango is a producer and DJ from Seattle. Like Booker, Sango has also provided production for Mick Jenkins and Smino, but unlike Booker, Sango has a substantial project discography. After greeting the Brooklyn crowd, Sango asked, “Have you guys heard of Da Rocinha?” to which the crowd cheered emphatically. Da Rocinha is a three-part project series by Sango, which has garnered him most of his momentum as an artist. Sango played a lot of original material, including two of his biggest hits “Agorinha” and “Me dê Amor”. He also mixed in some non-original tracks that had the crowd active, like UGK’s “Int’l Players Anthem,” Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak’s “Glowed Up,” Twista’s “Overnight Celebrity” and Migos’ “T-Shirt”. One of my favorite moments from the set was the seamless sequence from “T-Shirt” into Kanye West & Jay Z’s “Gotta Have It”.
Sango’s electric set proved to be successful, as there wasn’t a dull moment during the final night of his tour in Brooklyn. In addition to attending this show, I also photographed both artists’ sets. Check out the photos in the gallery above.
Garrett Clare is a freelance photographer and writer. Garrett worked as a writer, photographer, and head of photography at BLUNTIQ between 2014 and the fall of 2016. Follow him (and us!) on Instagram @GarrettClare.