By: Aaron Gi
Saturday night, February 16 brought in chilly winds, icy temperatures, and funky bass music. Another Silver Wrapper event at the Bottom Lounge presenting the 2013 ‘SUPERVILLAINS’ tour featuring Archnemesis and Wick-It The Instigator. Doors opened at nine and music began at ten with unique electronic duo The Floozies kicking things off in style.
Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas The Floozies consist of brothers Matt (synth productions and guitar) and Mark Hill (drums) they brought out some glitch heavy beats with their own jazzy twist to it, their music could be described as funktronica. With heavy break-downs and live drums the set certainly got people moving, and their energy was stellar. This was a special performance to say the least, and it was a very enjoyable way to start things off. Look out for The Floozies crushing it on summer festival tour; (they’ll be at Summer Camp and Wakarusa) this is definitely a group to look out for.
Next up was Wick-It The Instigator, known for his jaw dropping dubstep, and awe-inspiring mash-ups, he brings everything from Motley Crue remixes to old school Dr. Dre remakes all followed by some of the dirtiest dubstep that ones ear can possibly withstand. His energy was amazing, and it seemed his every move dictated the head banging dance moves throughout the crowd.
Wick-It had stellar video projection, frequenting his logo and tons of original and unique visuals; it definitely enhanced the experience of his show and set a tone for the entire performance. Even busting out a live guitar at one point, it seemed that if there was a curveball up his sleeve he was going to throw it. Playing his infamous “Pulp Fiction Theme” remix along with many other crowd pleasers he brought crowd energy up to a maximum and there were times where it was hard to even imagine a following act. Wick-It raged on for a little over an hour and took the crowd by storm the entire time, by the time he left the stage it was officially a party.
Headlining and closing out the night was Archnemisis, known for their funky rhythmic beats and bass heavy drops they came out ready to get it poppin’. With a similar production style to newer Pretty Lights music, they bring a familiar groovy style that has a live feel to it while still incorporating the dirty glitch that makes us all go crazy.
With a stage production lined with checkered LED squares and geometric pillars the light show definitely brought another spectrum of live entertainment to the performance. Dropping tons of tracks off their newest release “Every Man for Himself” Archnemesis has a break-beat vibe very similar to many PLM artists. They mixed a Break Science mash-up, and even their own rendition of Kanye West’s “Clique”. Their hip hop sampling dubbed with heavy bass and laser synths created a great energy and kept people moving throughout. They played from about 12:30 to 2 am and left the stage as the third bangin’ act of the night.
This was one of the more enjoyable shows at Bottom Lounge so far this year; with three very unique acts bringing in their own version of electronic music it was a night of dirty wobbles, heavy drops, and funky beats. Thanks to all the artists that came out and threw down, and to Silver Wrapper for throwing another amazing party.
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