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The best electronic shows double as stress relievers and escapes. Where else can you throw bottles of water in faces, fling your body into a crowd because you liked a song, or dance into a sweaty mass and had it all be socially acceptable? A good electronic show insulates you from the tedium of everyday life, and when seeing brother DJ duo Hippie Sabotage, they make sure that you leave any bad vibes or worries at the door. The group has just embarked on their 2017 Chasing The Wild Tour and opened things up with a pair of shows at The Novo in Los Angeles.

Like all Hippie Sabotage shows, the intensity ran high. The Sacramento brothers race around with a seemingly endless storage of energy, spending as much time in and on top of the crowd as they do on stage, taking crowd interaction to another level. The breathers came when Hippie Sabotage invited singer Daisy Guttridge on stage to perform her recent collaborations with the group while Jeff Saurer played along on guitar. But even those somewhat lower-impact moments carried a certain energy. Lowkey, sleek songs like “Chasing The Wild” and “Devil Eyes” bring enough bounce so as not to turn down completely. The night climaxed with the group inviting fans on stage for their breakout remix of “Habits,” capping a set where you could forget about your anxieties, if only for a night. Check out photos from the show above.

The Chasing The Wild Tour continues. Take a look at Hippie Sabotage’s upcoming dates here and watch a video recapping their Novo show below.