Andy C, Armanni Reign, 16Bit, Juan Basshead at Eve in Miami,FL
full photo gallery here…
*** Special shout out to Juan Basshead. A lot of people would’ve easily bailed and said fuck it, good luck and good night. But he acted immediately and took control of the situation. If there was a Bass Music Mayor for Miami its definitely that guy. ***
I was really looking forward to this jam. Usually it’s Purdy Lounge on a Sunday night before a holiday cuz its popping. But not that night. NOPE! How are you just gonna miss Andy C and Armanni Reign? Whatthefuckisyoproblem?!
I caught part of Danny Bled’s set, hes kind of an unsung hero I think. Juan Basshead put on a dope set as usual, he always switches it up. Jumanji went off during his set, Sopheye and Nome jumped in as well.
16 bit had been here before at Vagabond a while back but I missed it. This time around it was only Jason (Drt) but it he was rowdy enough for both of them.
It was HOT. AS. FUCK. 16bit made the crowd get moshy for a while and suddenly the power went out for blocks. Everybody is blaming him, thats fine (it wasnt actually his fault). All the lights were out for blocks from Vagabond to Karu and Y and a few blocks past Eve. Thats not really an area you want to get stuck in the dark in btw, at least not alone.
“And at the 2nd hour of the morn Juan Basshead said, let there be light!”, … and a power generator was ordered.
Everybody remained calm the entire time which was good but a few people ran out of patience and left. About 45min hr later two FPL trucks stopped a block away and started checking shit out. I asked one of the dudes on the situation and he said it didnt look good.
I was getting tired of waiting (I was also 3rd world thirsty) and I was about to leave. But Juan told me that the generator would arrive soon and that I had to stay and document it. Touché.
Around 3am the generator arrived and the music was blasting one mo’gain. Andy C is a fukkin monster. Im saving up to buy robot legs so the next time he comes down here I can keep up w/his set. The only reason he’s called “The Executioner” is because ‘He’s gonna play shit that’ll make you dance till your feet literally fall off and then you’ll contemplate ripping someone elses legs off and attaching them on your torso so you can keep dancing” sounds a little too murdery and its a very long nickname. Armanni Reign is also a beast, a certified pro. Andy C and Armanni were a lethal combo that night. I know people were tired but they had everybody moving nonstop for almost 2hrs, until about 5am. I was sober as fuck the entire night and had a blast.
Also. It was HOT. AS. FUCK!
Literally dripping sweat just from standing in the same spot kind of hot. I hope everyone took a shower when they got home. Nobody wants to be friends with anyone that goes to sleep with level 5 swamp crotch.
And Yo Jason from 16Bit is fokkin roooooowdy!!! This guy stage dived off a 7ft speaker into about 9 people. There were plenty of people there its just that they had scattered because everyone was dancing. He didn’t give anyone time to form a landing pad to fall on though. He hopped on the speaker, signaled people to come closer waited 3 seconds, and jumped. It looks like he made it about 6inches from hitting the floor but he popped up and all was well.
Armanni Reign reppin Rok The Spot. thx homie!
That night, it was dark. It was hot. It wasn’t hell. It was amazing.
As I stood there drowning in sweat I thought, fuck, Im so lucky to be a part of this. It was well worth the blackout.
Art Basel was kind of a blur. These are a few of the people that were blessed enough to receive an Art Bastard shirt. We did alot of roaming around miami that week. Max Fish (formerly PS14) Shore Club, Vagabond, OhWow Gallery, White Room, Awarehouse. Not included in the pics, but lucky recipients of Art Bastard shirts include Fab 5 Freddy, Danger Mouse and Iggy Pop.
We were hanging out at the Shore Club when Russell Simmons showed up and kinda flew through the crowd. So Carlos approached Uncle Rush and before he could say anything, Russell Simmons saw the Art Bastard shirt and said “thats a cool-ass shirt”. Nuff Said.
more pics coming soon!!!
the official plan was white room and the ohwow gallery.
i was gonna do my best to not drink,…yeah right. its fukkin saturday!
i skipped out the stones throw party because i had to work.normally that wouldnt have stopped me but last second i said fuggit.i heard last years kinda sucked, the one before was less than impressive for me. so make some extra $ n go to work. save up some energy for the night ya dig? i got to downtown on the metrorail cuz looking for parking while the crowd from ultra is, just plain dumb.
pitstop at white room and off to ohwow.
funny i was thinking i should stop by and cap a quart cuz i NEEDED beer.i figured the “free” drinks advertised were long gone. wrong. there were people still waiting in line for beer till at least 3:30am. which was awesome. free redstripes n rum+coke?uhh, fuk yeah!
we did go back to whiteroom to see how it was but __said it best.
“i noticed something.the girls here look mad sober. Over there they’re drunk n mad sweaty n nasty” He was right, we HAD to go back to OHWOW.
more beer more liquor.
waiting in line for beer is nothing we’re familiar with.
i met a few people, some i’ll probly never see again.
i ran into kelly which could’nt have been more random. i was hoping i’d see her but didnt expect her to be out here. she’s pretty awesome =)
also met a cute colombian (bogota) girl but her friends came n stole her away.ghey.met some cool chi-town peoples. apparently there ARENT gangs everywhere in chicago, so im not as afraid to vist anymore.
The party was fukkin dope!
The overall vibe, the hot-ass warehouse, fog, lights (i felt like i was in J-Lo’s video) and the bass was bummmmpin. AND free drinks were still a’flowin.
Rusko was throwin down DnB when we got back but it stopped right when we got back.fuck. Im not 100% sure who was mc’ing for him but that cat RIPPED IT !!! he’s got party rockin down with no problem.
Diplo. he knows how to make it do what it do. The crowd was lovin it.
Lil Jon came from out the cut to amp up the crowd. man, what a hype ass party.
more free beer!!!
Personally, this jam was beyond a success. We opted out on heading to the beach to see the Roots cuz i’d dealt with enough beach douchebaggery for one week. Plus, why the fuck were we gonna leave, this was the pajama jammy jam.
Toy Selectah came on after Diplo and it looks like he was gonna finish demolishing the place to be.but the muh’fukkin police shut down the party like 3 minutes into his set.
but the damage had been done. what a fukkin dope party.
So for my first event of wmc 09, I checked out “Party worth blogging about” during the day ( Wed. 25th) arrived around 3pm’ish.
I never really got into the vibe, maybe its i got there late,cool setup tho. but i luckily i ran into a few of my peoplez or i woulda left. so i kicked it with bboy Xclu from Ground Zeroh Crew, Dj Louie Arson (from Keep It Gully) and Q. it wasnt bad its just that i expected a rowdier party vibe. errrbody was just kind mingling and walking around. I think it def. had to potential to turn into a no pants party. it was also breezy as fuck, it got miami cold but some peoples were still doin their thing in swimsuits. oh and right before we were about to depart i ran into Evan, she gave me a drank, called “poison”. very suitable name, its basically str8 vodka with red dye. I didn’t see Kill the Noize and my homeboys were upset cuz they didnt get to see Tittsworth. oh well.
I heard it cost hundreds of $ just to get a spot next to the pool, and about $1k to get a cabana?!?!?!
that there info reassured me that this was indeed a Bad Boys II scenario and that somewhere on that rooftop a massive coke deal was underway.
night time and a few dranks later.
“Bang Bang” @ white room was dope. I realized when Shy fx was on that i hadnt had my dnb fix in too long and that i needs it more often. I have an issue with crowded dance floors. If theres no room to move around during a jungle set, i dont see the point of being there at all. so we made room. i had fun tho, Benga, Plastician ripped it with dubstep. Drop the Lime too,heavy duty stuff. i missed Craze’s set.
I also missed B-Traits and that’s probly the only dj i REALLY wanted to see this year. Last year she caused quite a stir on ze’internets cuz nobody had really heard of her and she spun at ultra. and well,she fukkin ripped it! some dumbfucks thought she only got to where she is cuz shes cute. I dont care how she got to where she is (but she is co-signed by Shy FX ) but let it be known, shes dope as fuk. i saw her spin once more at the contagious show a few days later. shes a super sweet girl and knows what shes doin on the decks.
Soooo when i saw the flyer i thought it’d be a good idea to hook her up with one of my shirts. I also gave one to mc Tali, whom i hadnt seen perform live, ever. shes dope n shes really nice too. she was amped cuz she had just bought some kicks that matched the shirt =) Tali said she’d rock the shirt @ World of DnB. I didnt make it out but i hope she did.
We stopped by the fountainebleu for LMFAO around 3:30am ‘ish but that place was dead, for WMC thats really early. so basically we turned right back around to white room.
Thursday, i felt like hell.
and that was that.