UKF Bass Culture The Aftermath.. (Dubstep, DnB & Bass)
After several red-bulls, no sleep and ears not quite ringing as loudly as I would like, im back from UKF Bass Culture in one piece after a very enjoyable and long night with some good friends and the lads from My Passion. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly..
The Good – Knife Party, Feed Me & UKF’s Choice of Venue
Knife Party – The masks. The intense atmosphere. The moody, aggressive drops with jump-up vibes. Everything about the Knife Party set was insane. Easily the best from who I saw play.
Feed Me – The ex-robotics student from St Albans ripped up Room 2 with an impressive stage piece and some great new music that fuses dubstep with electro-house that is simply delicious and Mau5trap will be proud to have on their label, although I would have liked Spor to make an appearance as well..
Venue – Huge Venue, extremely well organised and handy over-priced programmes.. What more could you want?
The Bad – Nero, Chase & Status, No Camo & Krooked
Nero – This was a good chance to show that they can smash it to pieces like the Matter Room 2 days, but unfortunately it was an extremely uninspired set, the actual set-up didnt help in my opinion. I guess I was hoping for a Nero DJ set (the debut of their smash hit dubstep track – innocence), of course this was Live. Add a below-par sound system and that pretty much finishes it off. Very disappointed.
Chase & Status – Compared to their tour which was electrifying, the duo failed to win over the majority of ravers and didn’t really come up to scratch for me either. As the headline act they should have been firing on all cylinders and earning that spot. Not good enough.
Camo & Krooked – Missed there set due to Skrillex running late, unsure if they played at another stage but was disappointing to not see them rip the main arena up.
The Ugly – Sound System
Sound System – For such a well-organised event (one of the largest dubstep event in the UK so far), the soundsystem just was not hitting the right notes (bad pun intended). It wasnt loud enough in the places that it truly mattered in the main arena. The Get Darker Vs. Drum & Bass Arena room was better although still not as good as it could have been.