Saturday Night is by far the night I am looking forward to most this weekend. The lineup is too massive and too versatile for one night of fun. That being said, I have a generally good idea of who I am looking forward to seeing and who I’m dying to see. While the dubstep lineup is gigantic Saturday, house music brings some of the top DJs to its fronts for the night’s party. Afrojack and David Guetta have released single after singles as of ate and their newest Bass Line will be played at a number of sets this weekend. We follow Afrojack’s set at 10:45-12 with one of my favorite performances in music, Benny Benassi. Ever since Ultra, I have held a tremendous amount of respect for this guy, literally busting out a 20 minute dub portion on the main stage. He is experimental in his approach and flawless in his style. Here’s a song, evident of Benassi’s versatility in his originals.
Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (J.Rabbit Bit)
As we move later into the night, Vegas-goers will be blessed with the appearance of David Guetta. His sets are always a thrill and he is bound to bring out some special guests every time he controls the platform. Look for Afrojack to join him on stage as well as someone like Kid Cudi (who will also be at the Hard Rock the previous night)
David Guetta – One More Love
After a performance that will leave the crowd in awe, none other than Above and Beyond will follow. Largely known for their ultra state of Trance, Above & Beyond is a perfect closing act (even though Sidney Samson follows). Their new releases include Thing Called Love which has a few sick remixes, as well as Sun And Moon.
Above & Beyond – Thing Called Love (Mat Zo Remix)
Above & Beyond – Sun and Moon (Kim Fai Dub Mix)
For those who were around to see it, earlier on in the TFN history books we gave an artist preview for the 15 days before Ultra. Well we’re back at it, and the next on the Festival list is EDC. Insomniac has blessed us with three loaded nights full of high energy and breathtaking experiences. The first stage I want to focus on for Friday’s show is the Bass Pod stage. More specifically, the time slots that fill up the 11-3 period.
Bass Pod-Friday Night
At 1130 pm the Bass Pod will experience a breathtaking set by none other than Israeli dubstep producer Borgore. With his release of his Delicious EP, all Bass Poders will be taking in some wobbly sounds as the release was an instant success. Some of my favorites from Borgore include the song itself Delicious as well as his remake of Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead.
Borgore – Delicious (Original Mix) [TFN Pick]
Borgore’s set will finish up somewhere in between 1230 and 1 but will kick off my EDC in the best of ways. From there the Bass Pod features Canadian sensation Excision. Excision aka Jeff Abel has just released an EP with Downlink entitled Existence. If you haven’t heard the EP, I highly recommend stepping up your game. Here’s my favorite two off the album Blue Steel and Existence (VIP).
Excision & Downlink – Existence VIP
Finally as the destruction of Excision starts to come to some sort of calming halt, UK duo Skream & Benga come to the stage. I don’t remember too much the last time I saw the two live, however I do remember that I was totally captivated by the music and lost all sense of what was going on around me. This is what happens when you get into the music, these guys are gonna kill it! Oh yeah I saw them at Ultra…
Skream and Benga Live at Ultra 2011