REVIEW: Bassmentality presents Gemini @ Wrongbar 06-03-13 by Alix Nikulka


If you missed this edition of Bassmentality, you might just be kicking yourself. The crowd was alive, the beats were pumping and the DJs brought everything they had to the decks.

Sun Drips started off the evening while all the bass-heads began to trickle into the venue. Slowly becoming a Bassmentality regular, this DJ got the night started with dance floor favourites to get the energy flowing. The number of dancers was sparse, but with such a talented headlining DJ  coming up, I knew the crowd would grow in no time.

Next on the decks was Toronto’s own Damn Kids. His first Bassmentality performance was extremely well-received and a huge success. With his high quality mixing skills, he put together a dynamic set bursting with huge trap and electro tracks. I was impressed by his performance and I look forward to his return to Wrongbar for Bassmentality. He definitely got the crowd pumped up for what was to come, and his beats seduced party goers onto the dance floor.

Gemini stepped onto the stage and bass-heads across the room went wild. This DJ is known for his deep, soulful dubstep pieces. You have to respect a producer that can make you dance and feel something at the same time. He started off his powerful set with his popular track Fire Inside ft. Greta Svabo Bech, which features her beautiful vocals along with Gemini’s signature rich dubstep and driving drops. He continued to feed his audience energetic dubstep, electro and even house influenced tracks that had everyone dancing non-stop. The crowd was loving it, jumping up and down with their hands in the air. No one intended on slowing down, and his track choices seemed to grow more and more intense.

The pace changed when he began to spin his own tracks that feature his style of dubstep. The sea of ravers bounced and swayed to the beautiful beats. I was particularly thrilled when he dropped his song Vision. The drop of that track was so deep  and intense, not a body in the room wasn’t feeling it. Picking up the pace again, Gemini transitioned into the Flosstradamus remix of Original Don by Major Lazer, a current favourite in the bass scene. Sticking with crowd favourites, he mixed that track with a fast-paced remix of Skrillex’s Make It Bun Dem. It was a perfect lead in to the sequence of hard electro tracks that followed.

At this point, the music stopped suddenly, and Gemini looked startled and slightly embarrassed, but when he got the music going again, we all cheered and forgave him instantly. He came back with a bang and treated us with the classic Warp 1.9 by the Bloody Beetroots. It only got better and better from there. The energy in the room exploded as he threw down some hard style, followed by vicious tracks like Kill the Noise’s Mosh It Up, his collaboration with Feed Me, Whiskers, and Dinosaurs by 16Bit.

Things got wild when Sam of The Killabits jumped on the decks and gave us a surprise back-to-back performance. They went back and forth playing tracks like a trap remix of Darude’s Sandstorm, Nero’s Won’t You Be There, and Gemini’s remix of Born To Die by Lana Del Rey. The two DJs jumped around on stage together and looked like they were having the time of their lives. Their euphoria certainly got the crowd even more hyped up, which was only elevated when Gemini gave a friendly shout-out to The Killabits. The boys kicked it up a notch and dropped some harder beats like The Killabits’ tracks Errbdy! and their collaboration with Zeds Dead, Bassmentality. These guys finished off their set with some trap music and a killer remix of Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up. Gemini and The Killabits played an epic set that will certainly go down in Bassmentality history.

The closing act, Noahplause, kept the party going with another fast-paced set full of dubstep and electro beats. I was excited to hear him play the new Carnage and KillaGraham collaboration, Mr. Lover. The remaining ravers went hard to that track and continued to dance the night away to songs like Killer by SKisM, and even some original productions. The night was a success from start to finish. All of the DJs brought everything they had to this edition of Bassmentality.

Alix Nikulka EDM TOR


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Adele is the owner of Tranceported. She manages and maintains the social media and the photo and video teams, and has been shooting our event photos since 2011. She has been a fan of Trance music since the mid-90s and started this website (formerly called EDM TOR) in 2012.

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