Desert People

Music seen at the White Heart, June 27, 2007
By TODD RICHARD  |  July 3, 2007

The last Wednesday of every month, Milled Pavement takes over the White Heart for a night of music that ranges from trip hop to techno. This particular night featured the fearsome duo the Desert People, a/k/a Milled Pavement principals Moshe and Mike Clouds. While some expected the dark and moody sounds demonstrated on their unauthorized Vincent Gallo remix EP, they had other things in mind.

At the decks, Clouds was owning the room and the dancing crowd, dropping ridiculously hot dancehall reggae. He ended his dancehall set with Beenie Man’s “Who am I (Sim Simma),” one of the genre’s best-known tracks. From there, he seamlessly moved to Black Star’s “Definition” and on to a deep Outkast cut from their under-appreciated ATLiens album. Clouds even threw the pop kids a bone with Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man.”

Moshe, moments before his set, eyed the room and called the shot like a pool shark; “It’s ’90s hip-hop tonight. Gangsta shit.” And, from there, it was straight pimpin’, with tracks by AMG and Quik chasing each other. It wasn’t until the midnight hour that Moshe brought out his signature vibe of gritty downtempo, saving it as a nightcap for the late-night crowd.

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