It’s pretty rare to find grimy bass music in Hollywood’s intimate Palladium auditorium, but last Sunday, May 27th, Insomniac’s Bassrush project brought in a horde of LA’s most dedicated bassheads. This was definitely not the party for those who want to stay clean, made clear by t-shirts with phrases like “Sex, Drugs, & Dubstep” sprinkled throughout the crowd. Proudly serving their cravings came an all-star cast of the UK’s Circus Records, headed by Flux Pavilion and Doctor P.
This was definitely the loudest event I’ve ever been to at the Palladium; I’m sure glad I wore my earplugs. When we first walked up and around to the entrance I put hand on the walls of the venue and I could feel the tremble from the enormous levels of bass erupting inside. When we arrived the leather-faced FuntCase (pictured) was already igniting rowdy mosh pits and dropping bombs like his deafening remix of The Jungle by Sigma and his drumstep take on Hot Pursuit by Camo & Krooked. Afterwards, Cookie Monsta opened the floodgates of mayhem with dark and ruthless tracks like HedRokkA. By the end of Cookie Monsta’s set, the energy was at full tilt for the arrival of Doctor P on the decks. As always, he delivered an insane set that included his beastly remix of The License by Krome & Time and of course everyone’s favorite, Tetris. Flux came on around 1:45am and got everyone extra hyped when he announced the show was being video recorded. His mix dipped into moombahton for a bit with tunes like the Dillon Francis remix of Hulk by Clockwork and also journeyed through drum’n’bass with the uplifting Danny Byrd version of Daydreamer.
To view photos we took at the event, check out our photo album on Facebook. For the next essential Bassrush show, check out the incredible lineup for the Bassrush Massive taking place during EDC Week in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 7th.