Challenge Z is the competition the place Insomniac brings collectively all of the lovers of heavy digital music. There have been three levels at this occasion, one hosted by Bassrush that includes dubstep and drum n bass, one hosted by Basscon that includes all of the hardstyle, and the Space Z stage that had all of the bass music.
The structure of this competition was good as you could possibly get to every stage in a really quick period of time with centrally situated water stations and loos. The venue wasn’t too massive which at first form of involved me for concern that it will get method too packed afterward within the night however that was by no means the case and there was all the time open area to stroll round.
I started the day by heading over to the Space Z stage the place I spent the overwhelming majority of my time on the competition. Bass music is blowing up proper now and as quickly as I noticed Insomniac would have a stage showcasing a number of the greatest artists this style has to supply I knew I wanted to go to this occasion. The primary set we noticed got here from Holly who got here recent off his tour with Borgore and Joyryde. He delivered a tough hitting set filled with loopy mashups dropping all kinds of types from bass music to dubstep to future bass. He flawlessly flowed by way of every type easily with a killer set to begin out the day.
After his set we went over to the Bassrush stage to catch Area Jesus play an insane set along with his distinctive tackle area bass. He dropped all of his bangers that you just’d need to hear in addition to some unreleased tracks from his good friend Bleep Bloop that everybody is eagerly awaiting to come back out. The power in that tent was unreal and the set was nonstop bass in your face.
After getting our brains melted by Area Jesus we headed again over to the Space Z stage and arrange camp as we knew we wouldn’t be leaving for some time. It was good that this stage had grass throughout so you could possibly sit down and benefit from the music whereas not being within the wild crowd in the direction of the entrance of the stage. Conrank got here on and performed a unclean set crammed along with his personal tracks in addition to some basic dubstep tracks from artists like Rusko. The subsequent set got here from Dimond Saints who delivered a sluggish wonky entice set in contrast to something I had heard earlier than. This was the proper set to simply lay out and benefit from the intricate beats because the solar started to set.
After this I headed over to the Basscon stage to see DJ Isaac carry out his classics set. DJ Isaac was the primary digital music I ever heard over ten years in the past so I knew this was a set I needed to witness. He mentioned he was going to play a classics set and he delivered. I heard all my favourite songs of his that I used to be listening to all these years in the past and performed hardstyle remixes of basic tunes reminiscent of Cosmic Gates Exploration of Area. After getting all that hardstyle out of my system I headed again to Space Z.
It was now time to see my most hyped set of the weekend, Moody Good. He performed a killer set taking part in previous and new tracks from his total discography. A spotlight of the set was when he dropped a observe from his different alias 16 Bit that was one of many first dubstep songs I ever heard. He had the gang within the palm of his arms as he dropped banger after banger. As he dropped his remix of Slum Village’s Fall In Love you could possibly inform everybody in that crowd was actually a fan of his music as everybody began getting hyped for arguably his greatest banger. Moody Good hardly ever performs exhibits within the Southern California space so this set was one thing actually particular.
For the remainder of the night time I stayed on the Space Z stage. There I used to be capable of benefit from the intense half time vibes that Ivy Lab is understood for, adopted by a killer set by the analog legend EPROM along with his filthy bass. The closing set of the competition was by Ganja White Evening. I used to be extraordinarily hyped to see them after they fully destroyed my existence at Electrical Forest a little bit over a month in the past. They have been taking part in some nice tracks however you could possibly barely hear something. There was just about no bass and it was simply method too quiet. I left one in every of my most hyped units early as a result of horrible sound that it was plagued with.
Total the occasion was wonderful. I’m glad bass music lastly obtained some recognition at an Insomniac occasion and I hope we see some extra levels like Space Z in future occasions. The occasion was extraordinarily properly organized and I hope we get to see extra small occasions like this sooner or later.