The O2 Brixton Academy in London was witness last Thursday to the comeback of the Iconic drum and bass producer Sub Focus and his mind blowing Live act, that made the entire British capital shake to his knees. With the likes of Jauz, Dimension and Darkzy as support acts, the expectations were high among the bass heads attending.
The honors of opening the night went to the Nottingham based producer Darkzy, who delivered a great warm up set to the first hundreds of people turning up at Brixton, with his iconic dark bass sounds getting everybody in the arena moving. With hits like One Dance and Gun fingers and a showcase of his new EP “Dark Nightz“, Darkzy was the an amazing start of the night.
Up next came one of the biggest names in the UK bass scene, the one and only Dimension. His set left everybody with only 3 words. OH MY GOSH!! The energy was literally out of this world all throughout his performance. The UK ravers answered the prayers of the Black Church creator and didn’t stop raving for an entire hour.
That until the Shark Squad master made his presence felt in the Academy. I’m talking about Jauz, original Shark and the creator of Bite This, his brand new music label. The American Dj returned to London, after his show in Eletric Brixton last November, and boy oh boy he did not disappoint. A mix of old Jauz classics and some brand new music from his upcoming debut album, a perfect mix. The night got even more special when he brought Holy Goof to the stage to play his bootleg of “Gods Plan”, and the crowd went nuts. To finish the set, Jauz brought the one and only Example, to perform the first single from the album, called “In the Zone“, in what has a beautiful way to end up a great set.
It was then time for the main act, Sub Focus. The first thing that I noticed as the stage was being assembled was the production size. The stage was enormous. As soon as the lights went out, everybody in the arena went crazy. The moment we were waiting for was upon us. Sub Focus managed to create an experience out of his music. A mix of lights, visuals, lasers, 3d projections and obviously his music. A mix of the classics from his past albums, Sub Focus and Torus and some brand new IDs, all within a set that managed to shake the capital with the DnB producer. Classic songs such as Tidal Wave and Endorphins and the brand new collab with Wilkinson “Take it Up” got everbody in Brixton jumping around.
All together, Sub Focus Live proved to be a world class show, full of great music, great DJs acts and an amazing crownd.