Concert Review: UV boi فوق بنفسجي at Flinders Social


UV boi فوق بنفسجي takes Flinders Social on an electric trip in a fusion of different genres and a diverse range of musical elements.

Sanjey Sureshkumar


2015 was a hectic year for 19-year-old UV boi فوق بنفسجي (Arabic for ultraviolet), whose real name is Emmanuel. His bedroom projects led him to a sold out club tour and a collaboration project with Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth.

In 2016, UV boi is looking to take his career further, having already released his debut EP “「L-UV」”. Since then he has been performing across the country on his EP Tour which wrapped up with a captivating final show at Flinders Social in Townsville.

The Brisbane-based producer let his music speak through his DJ decks, instantly moving the crowd with his captivating electric vibe. UV boi delivers high tempo trap beats and also slower, melodic, and trancing electronica instrumentals with smooth synth sounds.

Schoolboy Q’s “man of the year”, his verse on A$ap Ferg’s “work remix” and Father’s “look at wrist” (featuring iLoveMakonnen & Key!) were a couple of famous hip-hop songs sampled and played throughout the show.

Some of UV boi’s transitions and drops were a bit too repetitive and predictable, which was a bit of a downer. UV boi’s distinctive style is what makes him stand out from other DJs and producers, but this was not the case during multiple tracks and transitions.

UV boi seemed to be enjoying the concert as well, and he surely expressed that by occasionally taking his hands off the DJ decks to move around on the stage. Despite his young age, he looked extremely confident in front of the crowd.

Overall this show was enjoyable and was definitely worth the price. UV boi positively delivered a wide variation in terms of genre, instruments and different sound elements. This gave him a big advantage by drawing music lovers from more genres than one. However, the show lost some of its value as the repetitiveness leaves a little bit of an empty space.

UV boi فوق بنفسجي is a very exciting artist to follow in the future, and his maturity surpasses his age by a mile.