Manila Killa & Robotaki was a collaboration that was meant to be. The two share similar styles, with a catalog that includes uplifting original singles and euphoric remixes that are oftentimes better than the original track. When the two collaborated on “I Want You”, it was an instant hit, and they followed it up with one of the best collaboration tours you could dream up. The conveniently titled I Want You tour features solo sets from both artists, with a closing b2b set, and it’s just as amazing as you would imagine.
We caught the Portland stop in the tour, at the city’s premiere venue for small, sweaty electronic shows. The vibes were exactly what you’d expect a tour like this. Everyone was there to dance, drink, and love each other. Manila Killa and Robotaki both played fantastic solo sets, followed by a b2b set full of all the vibes we needed to close out the night. As the evening ended, they dropped “I Want You” to cheers, hugs, and emphatic singing along as the lights went up. We danced the night away with new friends and old, and it was probably the best crowd I’ve ever experienced at the venue. While we were unfortunately unable to meet up with the boys at the show, we shot over Manila Killa a few questions about the tour.