Well, where do we even start when it comes to Bassrush this past weekend in Arizona? From the killer lineup to the insane laser show and neighborly crowd, it was an epic night to say the least. The one day festival put on by Relentless Beats took place at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona and hosted eight incredibly talented artists.
We first have to mention how organized and put together Bassrush was. Relentless Beats always goes above and beyond for its event goers by giving them nothing but the best of the best. Not only was parking super easy and cheap, but it was also essentially the quickest we have ever gotten in and out of a festival parking lot. The lines to get drinking wristbands, bags checked, and tickets scanned all moved at lightning speed (which we all know NEVER happens at festivals.) Because of the amazing people at Relentless Beats who really know what’s up, it made the festival THAT much better before we were even able get inside the grounds.
Once in and while walking around, the first thing we couldn’t help but notice was how many porta-potties they had set up. As strange as it sounds, we all know how terrible the bathroom situations can be at festivals with so many people and so little restrooms – so it was so nice to see Relentless Beats take care of its event goers like that. The concessions were much needed and perfect additions for those who needed food and drinks to recharge from all the dancing and sweating. And let us tell you, when we say sweating, we really mean sweating. Have you ever raved in the desert in August? Never mind the sweating though, into the warehouse we went!
Sejo kicked things off for Bassrush AZ and totally set the tone for the eventful night to come. Following his set was Hekler, who really got the headbangers going. The dance floor started to quickly fill up and was undoubtedly alive at this point. Up next was Badklaat who absolutely murdered his set with heavy bass, roaring drops, and grimey vibes all around. As the sun started to drop for the night and the natural light faded from the room, lights in the crowd got brighter and the lasers started to take over; Midnight Tyrannosaurus was up next. Known for his unique dubstep style, he brought just that. Every single track he dropped went harder than the previous and the crowd was all about it!
After four impressive sets, it was kind of crazy to think that there was still four left. Highly anticipated, Space Jesus, did not let fans down when he brought the heat for his performance. Of course he played some of his most famous hits like “M Night Shambhala,” “This Is A Signal,” and “Saturn Moons” which literally made the ground shake. It’s safe to say that he was a favorite of the night, for sure. G Jones brought all the right funky vibes for his set. His perfectly trippy melodies and dope visuals were exactly what we were needing.
NGHTMRE, who took the stage after was just perfect, as always. The way he continuously interacts with the crowd all throughout his performance makes him such a fun artist to see. Not to mention, he throws DOWN. Which is precisely what was needed being that he came on before the one and only, Zeds Dead.
No matter how many times you’ve seen these two, ZD puts on a completely different show each time; it’s pheneomenal. They somehow always find a way to outdo themselves and recreate songs that they have been playing for years now like “Eyes On Fire,” “Collapse,” and “Blink.” The music was loud, the lasers were sharp, and the night was young (even at 2 am.) There’s no doubt about it that Hooks and DC closed out Bassrush with the biggest of bangs. Bassrush AZ 2018 was nothing shy of a success and we look forward to whenever it decides to grace The Wild Wild West again!
Photo Credit: Phoenix Gonzales & Kaitlin Welty