This week with our friends White Rabbit Group, we were back for another edition of their infamous event Havoc Thursdays, this time not only featuring an amazing lineup of artists, but also featuring Damascus Apparel, who debuted the first clothing collaboration between them and WRG. Last week, we saw TastyTreat and HugLife fill The Yost with high energy future bass and trap while this week we were immersed in the heavy hitting bass sounds of Apashe and Aero Chord. We also had the opportunity to chat with Apashe before the show to find out a little more about the Belgian sound designer/producer (interview coming soon).
The night’s journey began with Riot Ten, warming up the speakers with future bass sounds, mixing it up with the hard house and trap beats that every Havoc Head loves. Putting in work, Riot Ten kept the room bouncing with some fresh melbourne tracks, keeping everyone in the building happy and energized.
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Next up was our boy Apashe, who took it upon himself to show the crowd the many different styles that bass music encompasses. He went in every direction, dropping everything ranging from mid tempo trap to his classically influenced, epic orchestral bangers. Apashe did an excellent job at blending the boundaries of his style and taste along with what is now popular at the clubs. This kind of recipe resulted in a musically interesting set with plenty of moshing and chanting breaking out sporadically throughout, a scene usually expected from the best Havoc Thursday events. Of course, Apashe gave the crowd a united feeling of boy band nostalgia when he played his Backstreet Boys remix, that had everybody reminiscing on the times when our taste in music may have been rather embarrassing.
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Arriving to a packed dance floor, Aerochord took the stage with a heavy dose of bass and dubstep influenced sounds that kept us all jumping up and down. The grimy bass and liveliness of Aerochord’s set helped everyone in the building power through the rest of the night while enjoying every second of it. Aerochord’s set was an interesting contrast to Apashe but the two complimented each other so well. The energy level was managed well by the trap artist, who showed off transition after transition how knowledgable he was on the CDJ’s. Maneuvering his way through an assortment of club hits and bass tracks, Aero Chord closed out the night with more festival orientated tunes, most of which the crowd was still getting down to.
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This night was yet another successful for WRG and was also a success for the Damascus Apparel team, who took over the night with a noticeable part of the crowd rocking their unique gear. Be sure to come out this week’s Havoc Thursday featuring ETC!ETC! and Gummy and stay updated on all the latest Damascus clothing here!
Photos by: Sarah Goodman