Bassrush Massive events are always special, and by their very nature are designed to be super-sized, extra-large events. But this past weekend the Bassrush fam not only went hard in the paint but absolutely blew the roof off the NOS Events Center with the largest crowd we have ever seen at a SoCal bass music event.
Amplified by the return of PK Sound’s technologically advanced Trinity system, the Damus building quickly hit capacity as over 5,000 bass heads hit the dancefloor and ran it red all night long.
Even before the dubstep duo known as Definitive took to the stage to set things off, the vibes were thick as the crowd came to represent before the doors were even open. Once Definitive kicked off the mix, the crowd started wobblin’ and the walls started shaking, paving the way for TERRAVITA to amp things up a notch with fan favorites like “Rawdog.”
NGHTMRE rolled up next and got the crowd poppin’ off proper to some ill trap bass that had hands in the air before Bro Safari swooped in like a boss and dropped jaws across the board with some subatomic basslines and razor-crisp hi-hats. Tracks like “Terror Squad” had the masses jumping in sync before the drop kicked in and launched a series of feral mosh pits that would kick and stomp their way through his hour-long set.
With sweat literally dripping from the walls at this point, Datsik wasted no time in hitting the heads with cold-blooded classics and brain-rattling VIP cuts. It was a dubstep lover’s dream as the Firepower boss relentlessly pummeled the crowd with those 140 bpm beats before Zomboy blazed in and kept the rowdiness going with his gut-wrenching burners. Fan faves like “Skull N Bones” and “Outbreak” had the head bangers banging in full force. As Derek from Orange County told us: “I can’t feel my neck anymore so that means I did it right.”
You’d think the energy would start to lag at this point as the floor had been hitting it hard all night, but this is Bassrush Massive and no one seemed ready to ease up until the last bassline hit. Lookas knuckled up and straight wrecked shop with his unique blend of trap bass and high-energy hardstyle that left the dancefloor breathless.
With the heads calling for more as the lights came up and smiles plastered all across everyone’s sweaty face, it was obvious that the night was something truly special, if not historic, destined to go down in the annals of bass music history as one of the biggest, baddest nights ever in SoCal.