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Review: Skream & Dank @ Avalon 12/28/12

On December 28th, 2012 we attended Avalon Hollywood for a night of Dubstep and Drum n Bass. Control Fridays had Skream headlining the event along with Dank, Yung Satan, Singularity, and Erick Diaz. We arrived at the venue as Singularity was closing up his set and Avalon was already packed full with people getting their night started. Click through the break for the full review.

Avalon had an awesome new set up for the New Years Eve weekend with lit up trees set up all over the venue. It gave it the look that everyone was outside partying when really everyone was still inside the venue. Dank, the CEO and Founder of Funky Element Records took the stage next and immediately the bass started pumping. Dank is known to have captivating live performances with extreme bass and high energy and that is exactly was he did. While jumping up and down and yelling into the crowd you could see why everyone in the crowd was moving. If you were near the stage you could feel the bass at your feet. It’s no wonder why he has the number one spot on the Dubstep Beatport charts with his track “New York Fuckin City (Dank’s Trap Edit).” Dank had a really dope set which set the stage for Skream.

Know from the streets of London, Skream is a legend and one of the main founding fathers of Dubstep. Skream took the stage with his MC, SGT Pokes and together they destroyed Avalon their entire set. Skream played amazing tracks from old to new like “Filth,” “Dutch Flowers,” Rusko’s “Somebody to Love (Remix)” and one of my personal favorite “Midnight Request Line.” He also laced us up with Trolley Snatcha’s “Giving Up”  and Benga & Coki’s “Night.” Overall this man brought us bass and did it in the most raw form without a LED Screen or lasers. Skream also brought a packed house of DJs that night with Protohype, Carnage, Bare and Skrillex backstage. Skrillex told us “I had to come to see this legend here tonight, this guy is a legend”  Skream mixed in a lot of old school sounds which really helped create an awesome diverse set. As Skream closed his set he dropped  Rage Against The Machine’s “Do What You Told Me.” Skream and Dank completely killed it this night and who ever was in attendance was privileged for such a dope show. This was a great night to close out 2012 and we look forward to seeing what new artist and sounds we will see in 2013. For more on Skream and Dank head to the following websites.

Matt Flaherty
Founder of Drop The Beatz

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