This past weekend, Air + Style made its stop in downtown Los Angeles at Exposition Park, and while Southern Californian's were hoping for a weekend of "snow," but instead, got clouds and rain. Even though the weather was not ideal, the overall festival was. Not only was there a stacked bill of musical acts, but some of the best snowboarders in the world competed on a 16-story jump, right in the heart of L.A.
Take a look at five of the best moments of Air + Style L.A.
MØ joined Major Lazer on stage
Major Lazer was the last performance of the weekend, and while it was one of the most anticipated, and most impressive, one of the best parts during their stage time was when singer/songer MØ joined the trio on stage. MØ's best known for singing on Major Lazer's "Lean On," but what made her appearance special was she sang an acoustic version of Major Lazer and Justin Bieber's "Cold Water." While we love the Biebs, MØ's version definitely came him a run for his money.
Grab tickets to MØ's shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco here.
ZHU played unreleased "Bad and Boujee" remix
ZHU's set on Sunday night was one of the best, but his set to a whole different level when he dropped an unexpected, unreleased remix of Migos' ridiculously popular song, "Bad and Boujee." So far, R3HAB, Luca Lush and a handful of others have also remixed the hit song, but ZHU's was something special. It was a real treat to be in the crowd to hear him play this for the first time. You can hear it below.
Vince Staples joined Flume for "Smoke and Retribution"
This collaboration was definitely not a surprise—as Vince Staples played a set right before Flume did on Saturday night. Since the two were in the same vicinity, it was only appropriate that the two come together to play Flume's "Smoke and Retribution" featuring Staples. Halfway through Flume's set, Staples emerged on stage to show off his impressive rap skills, and if everyone in that moment was cold from the weather, this got them dancing and warmed up for sure.
Flume just announced a headlining show at Red Rocks for his second year in a row, grab tickets here.
Also, Vince Staples is currently on tour as we wait for him to drop his expected new album. Grab tickets to select dates here.
YG had the whole crowd screaming F*ck Donald Trump
It's no secret that Los Angeles-based rapper YG is not a fan of Donald Trump. Back in November right before the election, he showed up on stage as Tyler, the Creator ended his set to perform his ever-so popular song, "FDT." On Sunday night, he did the same, but this time during his own performance. After YG played all of his hits, it was no surprise that one of the last songs of his set was "FDT," and almost everyone at Exposition Park sang along.
What made this festival unique from others, is that there wasn't just running back and forth from the Winter Stage to the Summer Stage to make sure you didn't miss any songs. Toward the end of the night, the music portion of the festival was split up with some of the most talented snowboarders from around the world participating in a big air competition. Thanks to the legendary Shaun White, he made this happen. While the conditions weren't the best for the snow, and at least on the first night the pros weren't perfecting all of their landings, it was still a great way to give your ears and legs a break by watching epic snowboarding that you usually don't get to experience in Southern California.
Other Notable Sets
Vic Mensa on Saturday night had everyone warmed up for Vince Staples, Chromeo and Flume. Check our photo from his set above. Vince Staples on his own proved that he is becoming one of the most respected rappers in the game right now. The duo, Louis the Child may be young, but a majority of their songs are recognizable, and they soon will be one of the most anticipated electronic duos—especially this summer as they make their rounds on the festival circuit.