Azealia Banks “so, so sorry” for 25-minute Splendour set

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While the 2012 Splendour In The Grass weekender just gone was a little lighter on marquee electronic acts than previous years, the Mix-Up Tent still had many hours of solid dancing. Muscles, Seekae, 360, Hilltop Hoods, Canyons, Flume, Kimbra and many more represented the home team, while the international contingent under the tent included Gossip and Yuksek.

One of the most anticipated performances, though, was Sunday’s hour-long slot from hyped 21-year-old MC Azealia Banks. Her bass-heavy, raucous sound is made for festivals, but Banks surprised fans by only playing a 25-minute set. Backed by a DJ and a pair of dancers, Banks raced through her limited catalogue of material, including a cover of Zebra Katz’s Ima Read and the inevitable set closer 212. Banks later took to Twitter to apologise for the all-too-brief appearance, citing deficiencies in the festival’s gear – despite the set running roughly the same length as her breakout performance at Coachella earlier this year. The Splendour set was her only scheduled Australian performance for this trip.

Earlier this month, Banks released the Fantasea mixtape, which features her raps alongside production work from Diplo, Drums Of Death, Lunice, AraabMuzik, Hudson Mohawke and more. She’s got an album, coming too, which she described to MTV as, “Some hip hop, some house, some pop – I’m keeping it vague.” That should help with filling an hour.

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VanillaFace

VanillaFace said on the 30th Jul, 2012

"we used the festivals equipment and it wasn't the best gear". What a cop out!

m_xt

m_xt said on the 30th Jul, 2012

sounds like she only had 25mins of content to fill her set and is looking for excuses.

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Rappers.......Grab the money and run

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Way to reinforce the 'Black people are thieves' stereotype.

pegasussky

pegasussky said on the 30th Jul, 2012

they should have kept it local and got mullum girl IGGY AZALEA back from America instead but I think she is doing Ibiza Banks probably spat the dummy and had a tantie

Dr_Funkens7ein

Dr_Funkens7ein said on the 30th Jul, 2012

I was there and some aspect of the DJ's gear was in fact playing up throughout the set, but I don't see why they couldn't find a solution instead of just cutting the set brutally short

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Iggy Azalea should never come back to Australia

hustler_bill

hustler_bill said on the 31st Jul, 2012

@lawlietskyy way to reinforce the 'Aussies are racist' stereotype

Bob Seiji

Bob Seiji said on the 1st Aug, 2012

If you felt sorry then why the fuck you did?

vleonc

vleonc said on the 1st Aug, 2012

the dj seemed to keep fucking up all the songs.. like starting a song that wasnt meant to be on yet, so i think she freaked out and raced through the set... It really sucked but I see why it happened. Dont be racist cunts.

muse

muse said on the 1st Aug, 2012

maybe the dj gear was, in fact, shit.

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 1st Aug, 2012

maybe the "gear" they gave the dj was in fact, shit

damdamodam

damdamodam said on the 1st Aug, 2012

i'm gonna ruin you cunt..

damdamodam

damdamodam said on the 1st Aug, 2012

apologies for the language.. i had a Nick Darcy moment there

tazz505

tazz505 said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

.........a true artist can make music on any gear.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

@hustler_bill - A black dingo stole my baby.

Yasoda

Yasoda said on the 3rd Aug, 2012

didn't see her, but it sounds like what happened here is she is green and can't deliver live...

pEAkeR_hAT

pEAkeR_hAT said on the 3rd Aug, 2012

how can you be angry at such a pretty smile?

Warren G

Warren G said on the 4th Aug, 2012

She played for under 20 mins at Coachella including two covers. Only positive thing to come from it was that we got to see Childish Gambino