Destiny & Embrace's FREAKOUT 2010 presented an impressive set-up, with colourful light shows, beaming lasers, creepy spiderwebs, dead leaves and trees, and many other halloween decorations that complimented the 'Freakout' Theme. The high-raised eye-twitching strobe lights added a crazy effect when seeing the hyped crowd peeping in and out of the darkness. The people and music were most pleasing, the costumes were a pleasure to look at, and the overall atmosphere was extremely enjoyable. Both the DnB and Dubstep room were packed with wall-to-wall people and by the end of the night the ceiling was literally dripping. I made sure to hop back and forth between rooms all night to ensure I didn't miss at least a couple songs from each Dj's set. I was lucky enough to snag a spot right in front of the Dj booth on stage in the dubstep room for 12th Planet's face melting set. 'Face melting' may even be a bit of an understatement, but you should get the idea. Below I've provided a couple pictures I took myself of 12th Planet on deck. I have also added a small video which unfortunately is not the best quality and the sound is quite distorted..I apologize!
Video (Again, sorry for the quality)
Unfortunately this years FREAKOUT did have some downfalls. The first is that S.P.Y did NOT show up and was nowhere to be found in the sound academy. S.P.Y along with Marky were both supposed to be major headliners in the Dnb Room so it was extremely disappointing once I finally noticed that neither of them came. To take over their place, Bad Company spun a disgustingly refreshing set that quickly made the crowd oblivious to the couple issues that occurred. DatsiK definitely lived up to the expectations I set for my first time seeing him. The crowd stepped and banged their heads furiously to the sounds of DatsiK. The last, but not least Dj I'm going to mention is TC. He was featured in the DnB room where I managed to catch about 75% of his set. All I can say is I rinsed my heart out and it left me speechless.
Scariest costume Contest Winner: Cracked out House
Was Freakout 2010 better than Freakout 2009?
The turn for this year's Freakout definitely seemed like it surpassed last years. Although, the fact that TWO headliners failed to appear brings this years Freakout rating down a notch. Since I can't seem to pick between the two I'd have to say they were equal, BUT if Marky and S.P.Y had of been there then this years Freakout would have taken the prize.
Second Room: Dubstep
Last Picture of the night: Random
Small Video from Costume Contest: LMAO!
(:37 I'm in the maid costume on bottom left gettin their pic taken, gots a big white flower in my hair :) haha)
Ruben Reyes a.k.aHYDEEwas born in 1980 in Toronto, Canada. HYDEE started out by Mc'ing to drum and bass 4 years before he decided to hit the decks. Spinning the genres of drum and bass, dubstep and drumstep; HYDEE has been officially Dj'ing for over 9 years now. He's had the privilege of performing and sharing the stage with numerous big names in the scene. Some of his inspirations are: Stickbubbly, Nero, 501, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Skrillex, DatsiK, Bar 9 and Crissy Criss. HYDEE is known to get the crowd moving with high energy and his exuberance. Some of the major events he was featured in are Time Festival, Rusko, Dj Zinc, Skream, Benga, Nero, Redbull Dj comp, Bassnectar, Bar9, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Crissy Criss and the list goes on. Already well on his way to making his dreams come true, he hopes to one day travel the world, mentioning Europe, Australia, US, and Asia specifically. There's no better way to get oneself out there than to travel and meet new people and he's going to show them what he's got to offer; more than you can handle. The picture above is HYDEE at Rusko at Sound Academy taken by Matt Marek.
Few words from HYDEE:
" I just wanna give a shout out to all of my fans, supporters, friends and family who have helped me and believed in me along the way, without your constant support and encouraging words this journey would of been almost impossible, as well massive respects to Embrace for hooking me up with all the best dubstep gigs in Toronto, you guys are amazing!"
Bassmentality takes place every wednesday inside Wrongbar at 1279 Queen Street West.It's residential Dj's are Zeds Dead every wednesday, accompanied by other select local Dj's that get to spin there on the selected wednesday as well. Every other week Wrongbar has a headlining artist. I've seen Excision, Doctor P, Zeds Dead, Bar9, Killabits, DZ and a couple more artists in the past few months at Wrong bar. This week they are featuring Zeds Dead alongside Normand Wellsley, Bloodyl and Just2Much's very own Sequeira. Be sure to get your weekly dosage of Bassmentality every wednesday!
Going by the Dj name of GRiMESKEE, Nane N. was born in Bitola, Macedonia but was raised in Toronto, Canada. He started Dj'ing in 2006 as a regular guy who wanted to just mix music for fun and for his personal interest in music. Grimeskee spins Dubstep, Drum and Bass and House and his main inspirations come from Skream, Benga and Doctor P. He's already spun at many events in Toronto such as; Crissy Criss @ Suba Lounge, LA riots at MOD club, Dj Zinc @ MOD club, Downlink @ The Basement and you'll be able to catch him November 6th spinning with Crookers, AC Slater, SBTRKT, Hydee, Zeds Dead, Marcus Visionary and more! Next year he plans to go to Metalworks for Audio engineering and in the mean time just keep working at his production and Dj'ing.
GRiMESKEE released 8 "Facebook Grime Volume" Mixes over his FB for his friends and fans and now I'm sharing it with you! Below are the links to download Volumes 1-8.
DJ MARKY, DATSIK, S.P.Y, TC, 12TH PLANET, GASLAMP KILLER, DAEDELUS, TEEBS, MYAGI, MYSTICAL INFLUENCE, MARCUS VISIONARY, DJ LUSH, TASC, D-MONIC, BIG LEAGE CHU, HYDEE, MYMANHENRI, MR.BROWN MICKEY D, PHILLY CHEESE STEAK, CRASH & MC's CADDY CAD, MC JD AND MC TRAJADY ALL UNDER ONE ROOF OCTOBER 30TH, 2010 AT THE SOUND ACADEMY IN TORONTO! FREAKOUT 2010!
Last year Freakout was on October 31st and was all ages as opposed to being 19+ this year. The Headliners from last year consisted of:
DILLINJA & LEMONDE
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK
MC CADDY CAD
Freakout 2009 still remains as one of the best top 5 events I have attended. The clocks went back an hour too so everyone got an extra hour to party! Not only did freakout present a great atmosphere and crowd-hyping music, but the overall experience was unforgettable. Thousands of ravers, junglists and music lovers danced around the sound academy complex in extraordinary costumes until the sun had rised and they were booted out the door at 6 a.m.
Let's see if Freakout 2010 can top last year! (I'm confident it will..the line up is godly) Here's two video's from Last years event!
So I just took it, now I want my mutha f*ckin credit
... and Zeds Dead are definitely getting the credit they deserve. "Out for Blood" by Zeds Dead featuring Omar Linx has exploded over the charts since it was first posted. In this past 10 days this song has been played/viewed over 200, 000 times, and the numbers continue to climb daily. "Out for Blood" now also holds the top rating on the UK youtube channel, accomplishing the most discussed and favoured tune. There's a good chance you'll here this banger play at dubstep events taking place in Toronto. I've heard it for myself at every event I attended in the past week and a half. If these dominant toronto producers/mixers continue down the path they are travelling, there's nothing and no one that can stop or slow down what they are about to smack the music industry with.
Zeds Deads' Zack and Dylan rippin it at the Sport Lusitania Club in Toronto.
My sister called this one the 'Stinkfinger' the first time she saw it... Agree?
If you haven't already heard of the name, then you should at least know one tune by this wild legend. On October 15th, 2010 Capital J tore up the dance floor at aBuV nightclub in Burlington, Ontario. Having now been in the game for 20 years, he delivered a nasty set to his fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary. The doors opened around 10:00 p.m and as the night went on the crowd continued to grow. By the time Cap J went on around 12:30 the dance floor was packed and shaking with bass. Unfortunately the bass cut out midway through J's set because the speakers blew, but regardless of that the night was a huge success. Not much of a surprise they blew anyways...it is capital J after all. The image above was taken by my sister: Stephanie Ottevanger who was the photographer for this event.
On the night of Sept. 25th, 2010 the walls of the Sport Lusitania Club boomed with energy and amazing music. Celebrating the 19th birthday of Anthony also known as Dj Sequeira from Just2Much Entertainment, Zeds Dead spun a 2-hour set that left their fans screaming for more. The other genres played that night consisted of: Drum'N'Bass, Dubstep, Fidget, Liquid, House and Electro.
The highlight of the night was when Zeds Dead's Dylan and Zack, dropped their un-released tuned called 'RudeBoy' for the first time. Speaking from personal experience, this song definitely kicked the party up a notch as the crowd stomped the floor and banged their heads to the music. It is to be officially released in November 2010 so if you can get your hands on it, I suggest you go nuts! Above is a clip for those that have not yet been blessed with hearing this filthy as F*K tune.
This event was organized and held by Just2Much Entertainment; a new up-coming entertainment company that supplies the city's of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and other cities nearby with over-the-top events and not to mention the ear-gasmic music they provide. If you would like any of your events done by Just2Much Entertainment check out there fb page!click now!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just2Much-Entertainment/111049835580057?ref=search
Who is this beautiful stranger?Collaborating with Magnetic Man, Katy B once again steals her listeners hearts away with the refreshing comfort of her attuned vocals. Released October 11th on Magnetic Mans' Album, this tune is going to be - if not already - a guaranteed hit. Born and raised in South East london she continues to contribute to the underground rave scene, providing her audience with beautiful vocals mixed with one of my favourite elements of music: bass. The classic and unforgettable, "On a mission" by Katy B and remixed by Benga is only a prime example of why this woman is beaming with success. Her vocals once again compliment the workings of Benga. In case you never got to hear it, take a listen.....enjoy!