Best House Set: Mija
Mija is known for her unpredictability – she'll concoct arena-ready EDM at one moment and insular, off-kilter electronic music the next. On Sunday at The Other, the L.A. DJ-producer went in another direction entirely, seamlessly mixing together a lavish selection of modern house cuts. Her choices included Camelphat's "Cola," one of last year's biggest crossover club records thanks to its chantable chorus and nonchalant glide, and Midland's "Final Credits," a disco-house insta-classic that sampled Gladys Knight's "Neither One of Us" almost two years before the release of DJ Koze's current dancefloor-wrecker "Pick Up." (Word to the wise: Don’t confuse the U.K. producer who recorded "Final Credits" with the identically named country group Midland, who performed at Bonnaroo the previous afternoon.) Elsewhere, Mija relied on long, satisfying synth arpeggios, brute-force vocal loops and distorted, insistent basslines. Usually an electronic artist working within the confines of an hour-long set moves abruptly from peak to peak, packing in as many climaxes as possible, but Mija maintained the pacing of a club setting, knitting her selections together with winning patience. E.L.