Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Skrillex at the Ostrich Ranch. What an experience!
The great thing about an event like this is the way everyone shouts all kinds of nonsense. we were cheering for Skrillex in Alvin Risk's set and shouting "YEAH BOY!" The DJ's were PHENOMINAL we got there for Niskerone's set, the local big name in drum and bass. After him was Haezer another HUGE local DJ. Then was Alvin Risk who displayed a wonderful balance in his set between skull crushing madness and light floating tunes. What made him great? He did his own vocals! Next up 12th PLANET! He was crazy when he did the stage dive after dancing around the stage it was the pinnacle of his set. It was then followed by a 30 minute countdown. 

The countdown featured scenes in Cape Town, what an AMAZING city. Then out came the man himself SKRILLEX. Go to the link to see a short clip of what made his performance so good.

The whole evening was filled with lights, strobes, pirotechnics, lasers, smoke and RED FLAMES that blasted sky high  when he dropped the beat. The graphics were very well concieved with bright colours, big movement and fantastic designs.

This man is such an entertainer. He was jumping from one side of the booth to the other like a  10-year-old with ADHD who just got a new Wii. It was great to see such passion. Then when he played cinema he said, "This one goes out to all the ladies. Guys turn to the closest lady and ask her respectfully if you can put her on your shoulders." Then all that was seen was a crowd of ladies above the audience enjoying his masterpiece. 

Another time he got up on his booth, while the song was building, hyped up the crowd, jumped down and then DROPPED the climax as if the world was going to end. At one stage he removed his glasses and headphones so that he could head-bang... That's how crazy it was.

Another moment that was breath-taking was when he slowed down the tempo and played Summit. The lasers moved gently through the smoke and it formed a canopy like in a forest. It was serene and beautiful. It was the way that Sonny Moore combined brilliant music, balance between high point and slow down, graphics, flashing lights and audience engagement that made this so special, truly a night I will never forget.