Review: Deep Medi Musik at City Hall, 4/7/12
DEEP MEDI MUSIK @ CITY HALL | 4.7.12
City Hall felt the bass on Saturday night, the real bass, thanks to the Deep Medi crew coming all the way from across the pond from London to commemorate the five year anniversary of Sub.mission. The local crew put together an unprecedented production that even if you were unfamiliar with the Deep Medi crew prior, you left with a rejuvenated sense of what bass music should sound like.
Can't recall ever seeing a five year old's birthday party go off like Sub.mission's did. Packing the amphitheater wall-to-wall with live artists, dancers and loyal fans of bass music, Nicole Cacciavillano and company brought the house down as they celebrated five years of bringing the best dubstep to the masses.
The Deep Medi showcase consisted of a handful of names off the London based label. Commodo opened the night, and served as a great warm up for a filling crowd. Lacking on the "bangers," Commodo's set was more focused on building the energy in the room.
Photo by Britt Chester
TRUTH, a duo consisting of Tristan Roake and Andre Fernandez of New Zealand, followed Commodo, and certainly kept the ball rolling in terms of energy. The duo's set brought the energy up with help from the low-end frequencies, and offered Denver some insight as to why Mala, the headliner for the evening and one half of Digital Mystikz, another heavyweight from Deep Medi Musik, signed these Kiwis to the label a few years ago.
Silkie and Quest tag-teamed the next set setting the bar once again. Energy on stage is equally as important as energy in front of the stage in the crowd, and when the artists are feeling the music, it shows in the enthusiastic sets. This 2-4-1 set juggled between Silkie's smooth and jazzy bass beats, and Quest's reggae infused tracks, both of which were truly a gift to witness.