EDC Week in Vegas has come and gone but there is one event that stood out for the bass junkies. Bassrush Massive took over The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel for everyone to get their weekend started. The massive lineup which consisted of some bass for everyone such as the heavy dubstep by Definitive, Drum and Bass by Sigma and Andy C, trap filled sets by Bro Safari and Brillz and a little of everything by Kayzo, Excision and Zomboy. This year took on a lineup for bassheads all around to enjoy and get their Pre-EDC going in the right direction.
LA Based Definivite took the stage to open the night with heavy tunes. This trio has taken Southern California by a storm with releases on such respected labels. By 9 o'clock Kazyo came on and decided to play whatever he wants – which is a refreshing take on such a bass driven event. Playing everything from hardstyle, trap, dubstep and anything in between, you can tell this guy enjoys what he does and brings out energy like no tomorrow. We were also welcomed with an unreleased collab with Dotcom that completely made the crowd go wild. With taking no breathers, Brillz took over who is definitely known for his high energy sets. Packed with originals and remixes, Brillz delivered and to my surprise ended up playing a lot of tracks that was unexpected.
But let's get down to it, the highlight of the night was the drum and bass. There is honestly nothing better than a heavy rolling bass line, and no other than UK duo Sigma was the first to take on the Drum and Bass for the night. With a prime slot of 11-12AM, nothing was better than to hear their originals like Nobody to Love and Higher as well as the perfection of a remix of Rude Boy. Sigma goes to show that Drum and Bass is alive in not just America, but around the world. The performance was superb, there's just something to about the warming bass that gets a crowd moving in such ways that everyone is connected. Other than the originals, Sigma played massive tunes like Get Down Low by TC as well as many other high hitting tracks. The night was in full effect and the bass was surely alive. Andy C was up next who also kept true to his sound. No messing around, just pure drum and bass to sooth the soul and have the party going. This man is a legend in the scene and it clearly shows on the decks. Not only was it him to prove his spot, but Armanni Reign was there to host the night. Completely in sync with the music, Armanni Reign couldn't have been a better fit. The perfection of both Sigma and Andy C was such a highlight of the night that I couldn't wait for the EDC to actually start and see them all over again.
As the night went on Bro Safari was there to kick it up a notch for the fans of a different vibe. The crowd enjoyed it all as Bro Safari raises the bar every continuing year. Wether it be trap and even some Moombah, Bro Safari lets the fans have at it for the hour he was on decks. The night hit 2AM and it seemed like the “big man on campus” had arrived. Excision was up, dropping everything from X Rated to Raise Your Fist and Headbanga. But what mattered most in my opinion is that he played one of my favorite song of his – Sleepless. It's such a beautifully made production that's sensual and emotional in every way possible. The night was soon over and Zomboy was ready to close out the night. It was 3AM and the energy of the crowd was at such a high. Zomboy's set a perfect way to end the night as it consisted of fresh material from himself and others as well as a few classic tracks that everyone knew and loved.
Bassrush Massive was one hell of a night to kick off the long weekend of EDC. Insomniacs' Bassrush shows that Bass Music will always be a thriving force that will never be slowing down. Thank you to all the artists and everyone involved to make this happen.