Koffee brings the beats and reggae rhythms to Bandersnatch

Koffee brings beats, reggae rhythms to Bandersnatch

Troyce Pitones and DUCKWRTH joined the artist for an energized show at Goldstein Auditorium.
Published: October 7, 2019
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DUCKWRTH performed several tracks from his latest album, The Falling Man.

An intimate crowd filed into the large open dance floor of the Goldstein auditorium on Friday night to see Troyce Pitones, DUCKWRTH and headliner Koffee.

University Union’s Bandersnatch concert series opened with Pitones, as he hyped up fans with throwbacks like “Yonkers” by Tyler the Creator and Sheck Wes’ “Mo Mamba.” The DJ is no stranger to the campus since he attends SU during the day.

After Pitones’ set, the artist mentioned that he is “working on a Troyce Pitones Beat Tape Vol. 2,” which will be released on Soundcloud in the future. Pitones added that he wants to focus on honing his skills as a DJ so that he can spin in cities like Los Angeles, New York or London.

 

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DUCKWRTH, sporting a SU Basketball sweater, performs at Friday's Bandersnatch show.

Next up was DUCKWRTH, a 31-year-old performer who opened his set with several tracks from his album The Falling Man released early this year. His energetic performance had SU students moshing and dancing to hits like “Nobody Falls,” “Crush,” a new song called “Kiss You Right Now” and “King King,” which he dedicated to the late Nipsey Hussle.

DUCKWRTH represented SU in a gray crew neck sweater which he later removed while performing under the hot stage lights. “Y’alls merch is crazy!” the artist said, “I want all of it.” Towards the end of his performance, he gathered the crowd to form a mosh pit for the high energy hit “Fall Back.”

After a long intro from her DJ,  the 19-year-old Koffee took the stage decked out in a gray OVO set and matching gray durag. Fans were pumped singing along to songs such as “Rapture”, “Burning” and the track that amplified her fame, “Toast.”

Koffee energizes the crowd under the warm stage lights
Koffee energizes the Goldstein Auditorium crowd under green stage lights.

Her single, “Toast,” drove her EP Rapture to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Reggae list, becoming the youngest artist to ever top the charts. She engaged the crowd by pointing out students and even taught them a Jamaican dance that matches any beat.

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