‘I Go Hard’ After Party Sparks F-M Electro, House Scene
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 14:10
For some of us who anticipated to witness “Life In Color The 2012 E.N.D (Electronic Never Dies) Tour” (formerly called Dayglow), it might have been upsetting to find out that the “world’s largest paint party” was canceled.
The event, which was originally scheduled for last Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Venue at The Hub, was canceled by Life in Color event organizers due to lack of sufficient ticket sales.
Dismayed at the fact that the event I have been awaiting to go to for a couple months has been called off, music-lovers like me were not left disappointed, as ’Pure Bass Productions presents: I Go Hard’, an event meant to be an after party after the show, became the main event for Thursday night.
Thanks to the Fargo-Moorhead producers and the event announcement on Facebook for pulling up all the tricks up their sleeves in order for this show to become possible.
“I Go Hard” took place at 9 p.m. on Oct.11 at Teamsters, which is located in South Fargo. The electro-dance party featured DJ Airrick and DJ Econ who started off the show by dropping some electro beats. DJ So & So followed with his house banger hits and his music style Moombahton infused with his hype electro flavors.
DJ Vincent Favard, originally from France, kept the crowd in a fist-pumping frenzy with his sharp, sugary dubstep mixes that were undeniably catchy. I have always been a fan of Favard’s music. He sure knows how to get the dance floor going with his loud swaths of wobbly bass of varying speed and intensity, not to mention his beautiful French accent whenever he hypes up the audience. Whether you are in the front row section of the audience getting your rage face on or waiting in line to go to the bathroom, it is hard not to get caught up on Favard’s enthusiastic and energetic beats.
As soon as Sovereign Sect started spinning their sonic vibe, the crowd thickened as chills started running down my spine. These Fargo locals did not fail to impress me once again. Sovereign Sect’s annihilating dubstep mixes that exploded into synth-laden mayhem surely left the crowd electrified. Hundreds of electro music aficionados leapt up in unison as the beats emerged out of the massive speakers. I felt my face vibrate from the bass like a ringing bell.
Let’s not forget about the interesting variety of attires that I was able to witness that night: tutus, hot pink dreads, metallic-colored bikinis, neon mesh tops, go-go boots, fluorescent furs and this one fairly masculine guy in leopard harem pants.
Veering from a vast sound system, heart-thumping bass, intoxicating strobe lights, roaming spotlights and panels of LEDs hanging above, live body painting and free ticket giveaways to upcoming shows, I think the event was an overall success.
So if you missed this show and would want to witness some mighty beats, brilliant light shows and meet some pretty interesting mix of people, I suggest you go to the HOLLAWEEN rave 2012 featuring Papa Skunk, Sovereign Sect and many more dubstep artists. This event will take place at 9:00 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Johnson Barn in Arthur, N.D. Ticket details are pending. Check out the event on Facebook for more details.