Bassnectar delivered an uplifting show to a sold-out crowd at the Midland April 12.
The California-based DJ/producer has become one of the most popular live acts in dance music today. More than 3,000 people spent the night dancing in pure bliss. The crowd was decked out in the finest in rave wear (tutus, gas masks). The sound was clean and not too bass heavy all night. The entire evening was a great example of how popular dance music has become in America.
VibeSquaD got the night going with a set of reggae-tinged set of dubstep. His use of an Eek-A-Mouse track upped the reggae and dubby vibes even more. It was a nice lead in to the genre-blending style of Bassnectar.
Bassnectar has created his signature sound by fusing together many different styles of dance music. Detractors often claim that a lot of dance music sounds the same.
However, Bassnectar proved his eclectic approach to bass music throughout the night defies genre pigeonholing. His 2-hour set flowed seamlessly between dubstep, house, electro, and drum & bass. Bassnectar’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” hit the crowd hard and was a highlight of his set.
The lighting and production were some of the most elaborate I’ve ever seen at a show. Bassnectar’s skill in mixing styles turned the night into a frothy, poppy, bass-heavy party.
Around midnight, he dropped one more tune and sent the crowd home hugging and smiling. It was a joyous night of dance music from one of the most popular DJ/producers in music today.