The tickets said “Doors 11:30pm” and I arrived at Irving Plaza in the lower east side of Manhattan at 11:45pm to see Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption in their second appearance in New York City. I hear people call Chronixx an “up and coming” artist, but the line down the block and around the corner made it clear that he has arrived.
By the time I got inside the venue at just after midnight, the place was already packed to what seemed like capacity, with a winding line still pouring though the front doors. Federation Sound System a staple of the New York scene was blazin’ fire, spinning classic tracks mixed with new releases, keeping the crowd singing and dancing as the venue continued to fill. A great sound system can manipulate the crowd like a marionette, slowly increasing the tempo, building the vibe, call and return, classic hit, classic hit, rewind selector rewind.