With them came the grimey dubstep kicks & womps that I crave whenever I walk through the doors of Monarch. That last time I recall getting kicked in the teeth so hard by the bass was when RL Grime played there over a year and a half ago.
The night was opened by DJs Dark Mark, Dirty Doses & Eddie Romero. I sincerely appreciated the progressive bass mixes that got the crowd jiggling and wiggling in preparation for the two headlining artists. Shout out to all of the DJs that played Ghastly samples as well. It’s always really cool to hear the locals supporting each others’ bangers.
The night got real rowdy when Lumberjvck took the stage. I vaguely recall entering multiple mosh pits and bashing my head accidentally against others cranking their necks back and forth to the beats.
Before I knew it Trollphace was on stage ripping down a massive set that left everyone wanting more after the 2 AM mark.
Taylor Clifton, a local basshead shared with me the following: “I felt like there was so much energy and hype. Everyone was on the same page. My neck and back still hurt from head banging all night.”
This has been one of my favorite shows to cover while writing for Desert Canvas. I’ve never been to a show with so many like minded individuals looking to see an unbeatable set by each of the incredible artists. As a basshead myself, I look forward to many more shows such as the one we were given that night.