This week Daily Beat had a chance to rage with White Rabbit Group as they invited Stooki Sound to headline their weekly Havoc Thursdays in Santa Ana, CA. The event gained a serious amount of momentum leading up to the night which eventually sold out (Havoc's third night in a row). Once again we found ourselves approaching a ridiculously long line outside of the Yost with a crowd that seemed extremely excited for what was to come.
Von Kiss opened the mainstage with a variety of tracks ranging from dubstep to trap, which lead to a drop of the Team Supreme classic Tamale. The usual mosh pit began to form at the middle of the floor once her set grew in intensity. From the balcony view it was easy to notice how hyped everyone was to be here by the way the club vibed out. Some people contained their energy for the later sets while some let loose from the get go.
Next up was Prince Fox, a New York based producer who has been making a dent online with his unique style of EDM inspired future pop. The blend of energetic trap and future bass kicked up the crowd another notch as they enjoyed the signature sound of Mr. Fox. Eventually he made a statement when he dropped the classic Turn Down For What, which led to him Rick Rolling the crowd right at the drop. His set finished in a smooth vibe of future house including a ton of unoriginals and new releases such as his new Lean On Me Bootleg.
Stooki Sound knew they had to close off their Infinity Tour in style and what better place then White Rabbit's beloved Havoc? Seriously we've never seen a bad headliner here. Every single night we come out we discover something new and this set was no different. The UK bass kings took off with their set immediately tearing The Yost’s sound system with their latest remix for UZ. The energy levels remained high as the mosh put erupted through the floor of sweaty club goers, who were obviously huge fans. Tonight everything seemed like a crowd pleaser because there was no stopping the hyped up energy as Stooki dropped cook worthy tracks from artists like Lil B. Things only got crazier when the boys dropped Flosstradamus's Mosh Pit leading them to hop in the crowd to join the frenzy of fans getting down and dirty.
Overall, the night was nothing short of amazing, with Stooki Sound bringing everything that I expected plus some. The audience respected Stooki's approach to bass music, a genre that's been much to saturated with genericness over the past few years. With some killer direct support, Stooki had a chance to really tear up a crowd that would have otherwise been burnt out by the time they went on. It's safe to say that White Rabbit Group knows how to work miracles ruling the automatic kings of EDM in the Orange County music scene. With every event we grow more and more excited for the next week. Checkout their lineup for the next few months and keep a lookout for more coverage as well as some exclusive ticket giveaways!
- Jacob P.
Photographer: Keiki-Lani Knudsen
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