The Bass Keeps Rolling with Slow & Low
Atlanta's bass music scene is undeniably growing, and we are now able to attract bigger names from around the world to play at even modest venues, with the knowledge that the level of support is there from the community to nearly guarantee sell-out shows for most of the heavier acts.
Ployd and several of his friends opened up the night with their usual “Slow & Low” style of deep dubstep, which got the whole crowd grooving early. All the DJs were good, but I particularly enjoyed everything that Exit 9 was playing all night, as he wobbled around in a Sub-Zero costume on stage. These nights are starting to feel like a family affair, and Ployd was beaming all night long at seeing how successful his monthly party has become.
When Hatcha came on stage to play his set, the room was already energized, and he played a much more lively set than I expected. Mixing in drum & bass, dubstep, and a variety of bass styles, his set felt more erratic and unstructured, but still a lot of fun. The crowd continuously flowed between the parking lot and the dance floor, as the sold-out show was packed to the gills.
When Truth finally took the stage, he was accompanied by two dancers, each wearing horns on their heads, who writhed and swayed to the music in a sultry fashion that matched the deep dub beats wonderfully. It added to the general spookiness and sexiness of the night, and while Truth live-streamed his performance, he couldn’t resist pointing the camera at the girls a few times though the night.
With Together At Last’s announcement of another Blackout party like the one earlier this year, I have a feeling that Truth will be making his presence in Atlanta again in 2017. If you haven’t been out to one of his sets, do yourself a favor and catch the New Zealander’s dark sounds next time you can. It is always worth doing in my experience, and the real dub heads all come out to the shows, so parking lot conversation is lively and fun all night as well.
At the end of the night, Truth and Hatcha played a b2b set that brought the energy way up into rave territory, as they threw down dubstep, drum & bass, and techno tracks with abandon. People came out to this night just to experience deep dubstep, but I’m always pleased at how well Atlanta audiences handle variety in their music. Everyone soaked up every minute of the final raging moments, no matter what genre the DJs threw out. It made me happy to live in this city, and means I will definitely be looking forward to Together At Last’s next event, coming up soon.