By Joe McCarthy
Though it was a chilly, rainy night, the line to enter Elswhere stretched several blocks into industrial Bushwick.
Bonobo began his set around midnight and played for a solid three hours, building from his downtempo earlier work to his more propulsive and dance-friendly recent songs.
There was hardly any space to move in the main area with vaulted ceilings, but concertgoers who ventured up a staircase, through a hallway or around a corner were rewarded with a set by a local DJ in an airier room with a different vibe.
Olive T performed in the loft, a space with a warm green hue, and had the room moving to funky takes on dance, pop and soul music.
The once-packed crowd began to thin out after Bonobo played the meandering and gorgeous “Kerala,” but enough people stuck around for the Four Tet banger “Only Human,” a transcendent edit of the Nelly Furtado song that sounded luscious on Elsewhere’s system.
“You're so afraid of what people might say / But that's okay 'cause you're only human,” Furtado repeated, looped and layered, with a sped-up ferocity as the crowd jumped around.
Joe McCarthy is a writer and reporter in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter @mccarthyj71