So, you know how there are those movies and songs and even foods that you can watch/listen to/taste over and over again and still be completely geeked out on each and every single time, as if it was the first time? Apparently, that feeling extends to live performance too, because I saw Brooklyn-based rapper/singer/harmonious hero Theophilus London perform live for the 7th time at this year’s South by South West Festival, and it was every bit as much of the ass-kicking (but in a good way!) experience as the first time I’d seen him live about a year or two ago.
Performing at the Green Label Sound Showcase at Club Deville on the festival’s Friday night, Theophilus London followed Tanlines with a full-bodied, show-stopping performance– literally, I think just about every single part of my body was jumping in the air right along with Mr. London as he performed hits “Humdrum Town” and “Always Love You” (Remix). Theophilus also dropped a few brand-new samples from his upcoming mixtape for the eager, dancing crowd, including the track “Goes On Without You”.
Teaming up with Revery Media, M.I.S.S. sat down with Theophilus London before his set and chopped it up about what it was like to be at the mecca of all things music, SXSW, how much he enjoyed interacting with his fans, and the two-month relationship that inspired new mixtape “I Want You” (which is rumored to be a bit of an ode to this lovely young lady).
Take a peek below at our exclusive intro to Theophilus London at SXSW, including live performance from the Green Label Sound Showcase. Also make sure to check out the gallery of our exclusive pics from the event, as photographed by Sara Haile.