Published on December 24th, 2013 | by Matt0
Review: Trapped Out Christmas @ Avalon Hollywood 12/27/13
What better way to celebrate the Friday before Christmas than a night filled was some of the best trap music around. Control brought us a special Holiday treat with their Trapped Out Christmas event featuring an insane lineup of Ookay, Gent & Jawns, Victor Niglio, and special guest, Butch Clancy. With a ridiculously good lineup like that, you know it was going to be a sold out night. As I arrived I could hear the bass pounding from outside as Gent & Jawns were starting up.
Up and coming producers Gent & Jawns totally made their name known as they destroyed the Avalon that night. They are known for producing some of the hottest trap tracks in the game such as “Turn Up” and their remix to Diplo’s “Express Yourself.” Their set was nonstop fire and had the crowd completely live even through it was still early into the night. Every time a heavy drop hit, they had the whole crowd screaming. Up next was Victor Niglio, who was making his debut at Avalon that night. The beginning of his set started up like a movie and as soon as that first drop hit, the entire crowd was immersed into a giant cloud of CO2. Victor’s set was completely bass filled, dropping everything from trap, to big room, and hardstyle. This was my first time catching Victor Niglio and it definitely won’t be my last.
Finally the man of the hour, Ookay was up on the decks. Although this was his first time headlining Avalon, he still had a sold out crowd. Expectations were high and Ookay totally exceeded them. One stand out moment during his set was when he dropped Bingo Player’s hit “Cry (Just A Little)” in dedication to Paul Baumer who just recently passed away do to cancer. His set had a little of everything and he even took a moment to drop a remix of The White Stripe’s “Seven Nation Army,” which had everyone singing along. Ookay made sure to keep the crowd entertained by dropping a remix to Martin Garrix’s “Animals” which sounded exactly like the classic childhood song “Old McDonald.”His set was all around amazing and was filled with some of the filthiest trap music out. He definitely made his Los Angeles crowd proud. Butch Clancy threw down after Ookay and made sure to drop all his classic heavy trap remixes as well. Overall this night was incredible and everyone had an absolutely killer set. This night was definitely one for the books.
Follow Ookay: Facebook | Twitter | Souncloud
Follow Gent & Jawns: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Follow Victor Niglio: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Follow Butch Clancy: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Photos by: Kevin Archila