The Subterranean isn’t exactly where you would expect a bunch of bass heads to coalesce in downtown Chicago. However, that is just what happened on Friday March 31 when the hole-in-the-wall bar opened its doors to rising producer Bleep Bloop.
The artist, who has been gaining steady momentum over the years, has attracted the attention of bass music fans from all over the country. With his abrasive signature sound and unpredictable beats, Bleep Bloop’s set left listeners craving more.
Openers Zebo and Tommy Ruffingers set the stage with a mix of reggae, old school rap, and smooth transitions. By the time Bleep Bloop took the stage, concert goers were warmed up and ready for some headbanging madness to take over. The bass producer didn’t let us down as he played fan favorites from his latest EP, “The EP with Five Eyes,” and collaborations with artists such as G Jones and Liquid Stranger. He even treated fans with a preview of an unreleased song that he collaborated on with G Jones that shook the venue.
The artist quickly transitioned from glitch heavy songs to classic hip-hop and rap, turning the rave into a house party. He even played a remix of “Fuck Up Some Commas” that incorporated the grime and glitch of his signature sound.
Overall the concert was well-executed with the ideal amount of bass (is there ever too much?) Sets were back to back so listeners never had to wait or pause in their dancing. It’s always refreshing to go to a concert that still maintains the underground vibes that electronic used to be known for before skyrocketing to the main stage.