On Friday, April 4, one of Toronto’s biggest bass shows took place at the Sound Academy
, and when I say biggest, I mean 150,000 watts of PK Sound
. Excision hailed on his Executioner Tour
with support from Dirtyphonics
, and Toronto’s own Hydee
was on the bill. This show had been announced about three months back and I had been itching for it to happen ever since then, and damn, was it ever worth the wait.
The night started off by arriving around 10:30, ill.Gates had just come on and the venue was starting to fill. I was pretty bummed out that I had missed Hydee due to him always opening any show on the right note. It was my first time seeing ill.Gates and although I’m not all that into his music, I know there was going to be good set. He did one of the most memorable things have ever and will ever see a DJ: that is make a track while DJing. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw on the LED screen behind him that he was full on creating a track in front of the crowd; it added a completeness to his set, knowing that there is a true artist up there.. just wow!
If you know me, you know that I love Dirtyphonics more than any other DJ group out there. They’ve been one of my top producers since I first started getting into electronic music a few years back. I had just seen them perform at Ultra last weekend and they had an amazing set as always, so I was expecting just the same from them this time around. These guys have amazing stage presence, they pulled out water guns to shoot the crowd with which was hilarious and just like the guys they are! They dropped Deviance, a remix of Excision & Datsik‘s close to the end of their set which set the perfect mood for the main man of the night… Excision!
I’ve seen Excision multiple times, each time being just as mind blowing as the last. This was his second time bringing the Executioner set up to Toronto, and his PK Sound set up but this time with 150,000 watts of bass. The visuals this time around were 100x more intense, and the sound was extreme, especially at the front. The most fun part of his set was when he dropped Headbanga
, a track by himself and Downlink
I looked all around me, and everyone was headbanging in sync. The rest of his set was crazy, he continued to play nothing but the best in bass, and even dropped a bit of drum and bass, including Drumsound
and Bassline Smith’s
remix of Krafty Kuts Shake Them Hips
, which had me just dancing.
The rest of the night was amazing, I got to hangout with Pitchin
from Dirtyphonics for a bit, and they can’t wait to be back for Digital Dreams
! And of course, Excisions return will be just as triumphant as always!
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Montana McGiverin – EDM TOR