As the masses descended upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second night of beats and mayhem, the bassPOD was once again in top form as Fallen and MC Dino kick-started the proceedings, testing the limits of the PK Sound Trinity system right from the get-go.
As MC Dino sounded the alarm and called the entire junglist massive to the arena, the Critical Music crew represented in full force as Kasra, Enei, and Foreign Concept began kicking a wicked selection of funky tech beats that were perfectly suited for the dirty robot stage.
The legendary Ed Rush and Optical kept the heavy vibes alive, applying serious dancefloor pressure as the crowd began to swell to capacity and the totem-swinging ravers were rocking out to the Virus sound. As the duo knocked out the last tune and had a sea of hands in the air, it was obvious that the heads were ready and willing to follow Bassrush into the maelstrom still to come.
Slander switched up the tempo and dropped atomic cuts that had the crowd heaving to the beats before Cookie Monsta and Funtcase stepped up to the decks and absolutely crushed it with a genre-bending b2b session that was truly epic in nature. Flipping between 140 bass, drum & bass, and even some heavy-metal thunder thrown into the mix, it seemed that the energy couldn’t get any more intense.
Of course Brillz amped it up and had the crowd stepping and bouncing before Excision stepped up and ripped a hole in the space-time continuum with his signature pressure. Adventure Club smoothed things out a bit, but proved to complement the proceedings perfectly as their catchy, clubstep vibe brought on the feels before Metrik and TC ramped it back up into 174bpm range and had the crowd going mental with their mix of old and new-school floor-killers. Rinsing it from top to bottom with anthem after anthem, the crowd barely had time to catch their breath until the very end when the boys dropped a little Bob Marley on them to ease off the gas pedal.
As the darkness started to give way to light, the ultimate neurofunk lovers dream finally came true as Black Sun Empire and State of Mind took charge of the bassPOD and hammered it all home with a breathtaking selection of tech-driven grooves that hinted at the full range of firepower they are packing (and sure to unload at this week’s Blackout night in Los Angeles)!
Overall, the second night in the bassPOD was yet another epic journey into the heart of bass culture with old and new school legends alike sharing the same stage and wreaking havoc on the Bassrush massive once again! See you tonight for the third and final episode of the 2015 Bassrush bassPOD takeover, and if you missed Friday’s wrap-up, you can check it here.