Live Review Posted by Caelin Meredith
ANDY C + DOCTOR P @ THE GUVERNMENT, TORONTO – MARCH 23, 2012
HIGH CONTRAST + NETSKY @ KOOL HAUS, TORONTO – MARCH 24, 2012
He said, she said. Got to say, I couldn’t agree more with Scott Willats’ recent comments about Canadian Music Week. And as for Winter Music Conference in Miami … well, take my advice: always consider the trade-offs when flying out of Buffalo on an unknown charter airline. Seriously: the carrier I’d booked with went out of business the Monday before I was to fly down to WMC.
So what’s a disappointed bass music lover to do in the circumstances? Well, thankfully, there was an alternative: Destiny Productions was at it again with a lineup for its Bass Week 2012 that rivaled any Miami party in size, scope and energy.
Friday March 23 was the legendary Andy C at the Guvernment. Oh, and did I mention that Doctor P opened, rearranging our organs with devastating bass from choice dubstep selections, so that by the time Andy C got on the decks, the crowd had been whipped into a frenzy of excitement, renouncing any social norms and opting instead for hedonism.
For those who craved more, High Contrast with Netsky took over Saturday night at Kool Haus. Legions of fans prayed to these mighty gods of drum and bass and the deities reciprocated with fresh mixes and a flirtation with some old school tracks. Netsky did NOT disappoint, keeping it melodic and soulful, pulling the ladies onto the dance floor with his selection and ending his set with a stage dive into the crowd.
I was DONE at that point, but the festivities continued. I may have to start rethinking my annual pilgrimage to WMC if Destiny continues to book solid nights like these for Bass Week at the same time.