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Last Saturday night at the Shrine proved to everyone that the hardstyle nation is strong in Los Angeles, with an estimated 3500 in attendance at Q-dance’s inaugural US show.
The event was among the best I’ve ever attended. The sick stage design of the skull with wings really lived up to the brand’s reputation for building incredible art pieces. Although not quite as big as their amazing stage at TomorrowWorld, it was still visually intense in the way the light patterns changed on the skull. The synchronized lasers and pyrotechnics were equally impressive. Production like this is what sets Q-dance apart from other brands.
Europe’s top hardstyle talent was drafted for this mission, and wow did they deliver! All of the artists brought with them such incredible energy. Wildstylez was tearing it up big time. The crowd was super responsive to his drops, and his set banged loud with tracks like the massive Alpha2 remix of Tonight.
Later, Noisecontrollers arrived (pictured below), and these two were definitely my favorite of the night. I think everyone lost their minds for a bit when they played the Official Defqon.1 2013 anthem Weekend Warriors by Frontliner (see video below). They also had a killer MC on stage with them. I’m not usually in favor of having MCs for dance music, but in this case, he hyped the crowd quite well.
The next DJ, Coone (pictured below), got a lot of love as well, as he sent everyone flying off their toes with his track Madness and his remix of Licht Uit. To end the night, Gunz For Hire shocked everyone with their creepy puppet masks and their interactive performance style.