Throughout their debut headline tour stop in Brooklyn, the Last Heroes connected with fans on an emotional level.
Garrett Lucero and Brian Helander were always destined to meld their musical talents and produce together under one name, Last Heroes. The Colorado-based duo spent many years dabbling with their own projects individually before they joined creative forces in 2016.
Since their inception, Last Heroes vowed to create compelling, emotion-fueled music with the power to unify people and remind them of their purpose in life. They continue to rise through the industry’s ranks, and this past year they crossed off two of their most significant milestones yet: the release of their debut album, All I See, You See Me, and their first-ever headline tour. As a huge Last Heroes fan myself, I’ve had their Brooklyn show date on my calendar since the tour was officially announced back in June.
In the city that never sleeps, Elsewhere opened its doors at 11pm for the Thursday late-night show, with Last Heroes taking the stage at 1am. At first, I was hesitant to go out this late on a work night, but I knew supporting one of my favorite DJ duos would be worth sacrificing a few hours of sleep.
After arriving around midnight, we waited in line behind a few brave souls also toughing it out for the weekday show. Once we entered through the doors of Zone One, we were instantly met with a wave of hot, steamy air from the packed dance floor. I was elated to see such a huge turnout for a Thursday — Last Heroes truly deserve it.
On opening duties was Washington D.C. native Eyezic, who properly warmed up the Brooklyn crowd with infectious club remixes fused with eclectic house beats. To get the full experience, we situated ourselves right in the front row.
As soon as 1am hit, Garrett and Brian made their way to the dimly lit stage and prepped the opening track of their captivating set.
The cinematic introduction filled the room with blissful melodies. For the next 80 minutes, Last Heroes would transport the mesmerized audience into their world, offering a temporary escape from reality.
They immediately captured the crowd’s attention and fed off their radiating energy, engaging with those singing the lyrics back at them. As the set evolved, the duo effortlessly transitioned from uplifting, emotive tunes to heart-pounding bass drops that sent shockwaves through your body. Attendees were caught in a whirlwind of emotion as the music surged and subsided, taking them on a sonic rollercoaster ride. Last Heroes’ seamless mixing and impeccable track selection created a continuous sonic journey that left their fans in awe.
Brooklyn was the second last stop on the All I See, You See Me album tour with the final stop in Honolulu at HB Social Club on November 3. Touring life is not for the weak — and as the end of the tour approaches, the feelings can be bittersweet.
Although Brian admitted he’s “exhausted in the best way possible” he also shared, “It’s been a fucking blast. Everybody’s fantastic. It’s been so good to meet everybody but honestly, I’m excited to lay down in my bed and not do anything for a couple of weeks.” Garrett added, “It’s definitely exhausting, but it’s so much fun being able to have a good time with people who like the music.“
In the life of a DJ, the grind doesn’t stop. After they took a well-deserved break, Last Heroes revealed what’s ahead for them.
“We’re going to spend a lot of time working on new stuff. Getting some collabs rolling with our friends,” Brian said.
“Yeah, lots of collabs for sure. You know, after you do a whole album, it’s really fun to work with other people,” Garrett reiterated.
What was once a musical friendship is now a brotherly bond that serves as a beacon of inspiration within electronic dance music. Make sure to follow Last Heroes on social media and be the first to know about their upcoming collabs!