Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spring Awakening

(Video cred to Huge Party Chicago)

Flux Pavillion is a classic name among the dubstep masters. The lineup on Saturday was stacked, and left him playing a competitive timeslot with Diplo and Hardwell. Despite the amazing party that was the Diplo crowd, Flux is a legend and simply couldn't be missed. It was absolutely worth it, his fresh remastering of I Can't Stop had the crowd going insane. A lot of the live video's of Flux that are available are lackluster, but this is just the reassurance you need. SEE FLUX PAVILLION.

(Video credit is not due to me)

Afrojack killed it on the last night of Spring Awakening at Soldier Filed in Chicago. This epic mix of Goyte's Somebody That I Used to Know got the entire crowd singing. Although Skrillex blew us all away for the rain dance of the century, Afrojack was the perfect grand finale. There is nothing on earth that can beat that end-of-the-festival euphoria, when every member of the crowd, dirty, sweaty, and exhausted, continues to rage through that last song together before basically dropping to sleep for the next two days. Afrojack gave us tracks worth the wait.

Despite a failed video hunt, I also have to mention that Datsik was one of my favorite acts of the weekend. He dropped hip hop anthems like Jay-z and Kanye's N****s in Paris, Snoop's Gin and Juice, and Get it On The Floor by DMX. He is the only person I've witnessed that truly mastered the dubstep-rap combo without sounding like a desperate effort. Check him out again at Electric Forest next weekend! Green Velvet AKA Curtis jones AKA Cajmere also killed it, bringing intense soul with his live vocalist.

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