16 February 2015

Youngsta @ Fri-Son: Bass done right!

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Oh my days! What a night!
Came to Fribourg with quiet high expectation. Youngsta in Town, Unreleased Kollektive’s Next Step Series with a deep Line Up and the possibility of a proper skank out. Plus the chance to host for Slass.
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Arrived at Fri-Son for the usual warm welcome. Kolt’, Slass & The Fri-Son Crew worked hard on providing a good night not only for the DJs but also for everyone that came for a proper dance. The Food was lovely as usual (Big Up to the kitchen! Those who know me know I’m fussy when it comes to food) and the Sound Check went also smoothly.
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Slass opened the night with a deep set throwing some old gems into the game. Starting with some old Hyperdub Beauties the night was set. Slass also did it the original way, strictly vinyl. I’m always happy to see him behind the deck: Slass, Bass Defender since day dot! Big up Slass and keep up the good work!
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Next up were the boys from the Secret Owl Crew. Making waves since a while in the French speaking part of Switzerland representing all styles within the Dubstep/Bass spectrum these guys are certainly a force to reckon with. Askemwhy? & Septentrio went on with a strong B2B Set exploring the depth of Bass. And they did a great job! I have to say that normally I’m sceptical when it comes to new Dubstep/Bass DJ’s. More than often they just fail to really grasp the concept of Dubstep and Soundsystem driven Bass Music and are operating in the midrange noisy “Bass” Wobble Arena, which has nothing to do with my understanding of Dubstep/Bass Music.
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Askemwhy? & Septentrio definitively don’t belong to the above mentioned. Old Tempa Tunes and other treasures sneaked into their set and their strong DJ-Skills made a perfect Set! Maximum Respect to you guys! Specially for playing Skream’s Request Line! That was huge and made my night even better. Askemwhy? and Septentrio proved that there is hope! A deep set with tons of big tunes!
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Then the boss took over: Youngsta. His DJ Skills are absolutely outstanding. No one mixes like Youngsta! The set was absolutely flawless! Youngsta started with the deep minimal sound he’s famous for switched over to some 130BPM-ish grimeyesque Bass Madness to end up in some dark and twisted Jungle-a-like Bass. It was huge! Big up Youngsta each and every! It was an honour to host your set!
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For those who want to get an idea of the kind of set Youngsta played @ Fri-Son visit: Trap Magazine Mixtape 012: Youngsta

Big up each and everyone who supports BASS & Soundsystem Culture in Switzerland!
Maximum Respect to the Unreleased Kollektive for making things possible against all odds!
Big up & Maximum Respect to Youngsta, Slass, AskemWhy? & Septentrio!

Bless’
C4TR

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