REVIEW: Bassmentality with The M Machine 09-05-12 by Alix Nikulka


I had no idea what to expect from The M Machine when I decided to attend their performance at this party hosted by Bassmentality. The M Machine is a talented act that has successfully produced a variety of electronic genres. I was in for a treat, and I could not wait to hear what direction they would take their set in.

I got stamped and entered Wrongbar. The venue wasn’t as packed as it has been during previous events featuring big names, and this meant that there would be more room to dance and rage, and almost no line to wait in at the bar. I could instantly feel the lively, pumped up atmosphere. It is my fellow party-goers that are responsible for this fun-loving ambience. Everyone looked like they were there to go crazy! The dance floor was all smiles. No one was looking for trouble, trying to prove something, or creeping on ladies. This Bassmentality party was all about friends and good times.

As The M Machine started spinning, the crowd was all excitement. The M Machine did not fail to provide us with the energetic beats that we were there to dance to. Playing a mixture of electro, dubstep and dance floor anthems, they catered to their audience perfectly. Everyone went crazy for popular Skrillex songs such as Kyoto and The Devil’s Den. Similar feedback was paid to Internet Friends by Knife Party and a remix of Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5, both dance floor favourites. The M Machine did not play many of their original songs, but their set had everyone moving non-stop. Half way through, they dropped their original song Promise Me a Rose Garden and it was received with the same love and admiration as the more current tracks that were played. That was really an exciting observation, and I could tell by the smiles on their faces that others were enthusiastic about it too. The M Machine’s track selection and mixing abilities were superb. They dropped songs by Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk, Torro Torro and Feed Me. They even spun some Trap such as Harlem Shake by Baauer. During their mix, I was particularly impressed by their mashup of Skrillex’s remixes of Goin’ In by Birdy Nam Nam with Kill the Noise’s remix of Spitfire by Porter Robinson. Not only did they seamlessly blend the ‘Goin’ Hard’ and ‘Goin’ Down’ remix together, they tossed in an amazing Kill the Noise remix.

The audience continuously clapped, cheered and whistled throughout the show. Good vibes were bouncing back and forth all night. The M Machine gave an amazing performance! They drove their crowd into a pumped up frenzy, which resulted in a very hoped-up DJ act on stage. The M Machine addressed the crowd and gave a shout-out to their moombahton-producing friends Torro Torro. Their shout-outs really intensified my sense of connectedness to the electronic music community, which is something that I love to experience. The M Machine certainly ended their set with a bang by playing their song Black (original mix) as their final track.

At the conclusion of many parties I’ve attended, clubbers look tired and ready to go home. By the time that M Machine’s set was over, however, everyone looked alive and ready for more. The M Machine really knows how to bring a dance floor to life. I would definitely jump at the opportunity to see them spin again. These guys brought a dynamic, lively performance to Bassmentality and stayed true to the event’s slogan, “EVERYBODY DANCING, NOBODY STANDING STILL”.

Alix NikulkaEDM TOR


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Adele Desloges

Adele is the owner of Tranceported. She also heads up the social media as well as the photo and video teams, and was a promoter of events across the Toronto area for years. She has been a fan of Trance music since the mid-90s and has been shooting Trance events since 2011..

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