Night Two of Freaky Deaky was all the buzz weeks leading up to the event. With funk-soul driven Artifakts, bass music up and comer Bleep Bloop, Skrillex protégé Mija, the monstrous duo of Ganja White Night and the legend himself Bassnectar to grace the stage. Eager fans got to the doors early, lined-up waiting for the prestigious front row rail spot.
First to hit the stage at 8:00pm is Artifakts, the hometown All Good Records signee. Having joined forces with electro-funk artist Griz this past year, Milwaukee born musician has been someone to watch. Delivering a soulful and high energy set, Artifakts was a phenomenal way to set the tone for the night to come.
Next to the stage was bass music producer, Bleep Boop, a northern California native who has recently gained a large following in the electronic bass scene. Setting a darker tone, Bleep Bloop hit the crowd with Humanoid 2.0 by Eprom as well as a collection of his own releases. Currently on his The Fifth Pupil Tour, he’ll be returning to Chicago on November 16th at Bottom Lounge.
A highlight of the evening was Phoenix, Arizona producer Mija. Her set came just at the right time, a perfect blend of Flume styled wavey production & rhythm bass music. Breaking up the bass music centered line-up, Mija brought finesse to her set, elevating the evening to new heights. Mija will also be returning to Chicago in the near future, performing at Aragon Ballroom as support for NGHTMRE on November 18th.
Ganja White Night:
As the room began to reach capacity, Ganja White Night immersed the sold out crowd with power. This is what the show was all about, unrelenting, heavy, bass music. With wobbly rhythm track after another, Ganja White Night got the room moving unlike any other artist so far. A never-ending mix of dubstep blared over the speakers. Hyping up the crowd perfectly for the main man to take the stage, the duo took a family photo with the crowd, and exited.
During the 15-minute changeover, the room couldn’t stand still – as the lights dimmed at 12:15 the room erupted in cheering. Performing with the high energy fans have come to expect, Lorin unleashed an unrelenting slew of heavyset bass music for the Freaky Deaky crowd. Not a body stood still in the sold out convention center as Lorin transitioned masterfully in and out of tracks. Playing out his new track Slather with Digital Ethos, as well as the infamous Hexes track. Commanding the crowd for the full closing set, Bassnectar continues to prove why he is one of kind to catch live.