By: Jordan Calvano
On July 22nd
, Ten Nightclub hosted its fourth installment of this summer’s Volume Sundays, and it was a night to remember. The Newport Beach club has been bringing a crew of bass slinging bad boys to the tables since the beginning of June, so it was a bit of a shocker when the news quickly spread of the original headliner, Mord Fustang, canceling just days before the event. Fortunately these people are professionals, and the club’s booking agents quickly tackled the situation with valor and tacked on local favorites Candyland
to the impressive lineup.
By 10:00 the club was already going wild, with sound blaring through the club’s crisp speakers while the Los Angeles duo Them Lost Boys rocked the stage. The two got the call to duty just hours before the show, and quickly trekked it up to Newport to unleash enormous tunes on the good-looking crowd. They came, they conquered, and did exactly what an opening act is supposed to do, and that is to have the audience riled up before the headliners even step on stage.
After Them Lost Boys did their thing, it was time for Philadelphia resident Sweekuh aka Zach Cwieka to show the crowd what he was made of. Cwieka empathically jumped up in front of the already packed house, than threw his hands up in the air to signal that he was ready to keep the party going. He immediately started unleashing some of his most rampant bootlegs that are sure to have a crowd singing a long and dancing to the beat, which includes recently released tracks like “Till Vandalism,” “My Feelings For Funky Vodka,” and “L’Emergency.” He than went on a spree of dropping some fatty cuts from other artists to keep the energy up, which included huge tunes from Alesso, Afrojack, Krewella, and even at times pieces of classic pop culture hits, with the most prominent being the theme songs from Space Jam and George Lopez.
Next up was Los Angeles resident Singularity, who burst on to the stage with the uncontainable excitement of a young producer who could not wait to drop some heavy tracks on a crowd of listener’s thirsting for some bass, and some of those five-dollar “Candyland Jungle Juices.” Trewartha wasted no time and started busting out some inescapable tunes from this past year, including cuts from artists like Zedd
, Feed Me
, Dillon Francis
, and Porter Robinson
. He also let the crowd in on some of his original and remixed materials like his recent revamp of Calvin Harris
, which was incredibly well received by everyone in attendance. As his set was coming to a close he unloaded some energetic grime vocals from artists like Maksim and Sway stating lines like “When the beat runs on the deck please don’t forget to jump” and “I got the crowd screaming,” with the audience responding by doing just that.
Closing off the night was the Santa Barbara duo Candyland
(Josie Martin/Ethan Davis), who have been progressing at an astounding rate with every mind blowing track released this past year. They quickly proved that they deserved a chance to headline Volume Sundays, and immediately started dropping bass filled cuts containing edgy synth lines and cliff hanging build ups that had everyone in attendance holding on for dear life. Davis stated near the beginning of their set that he “Better not be the only one dancing,” and the crowd accepted this challenge by going HAM till the AM. The duo pleased its listeners by dropping their most earth shattering remixes of artists like Darude
, Coolio, Bingo Players
, and Rick Ross, while also spewing out some massive tracks from Flux Pavilion
, Doctor P
, DMX, and Knife Party
. They even finished off their set with “You Make Me Wanna Shout,” which included some audience participation from those who hadn’t left early to catch some Z’s before the long workweek.
Volume Sundays round four was a huge success, and this time focused on some of the biggest up and comers in California’s current bass movement. All of the young guns on the bill proved that just because they couldn’t drink, evident from the big X’s marked on their hands, didn’t mean they could tear the dance floor apart and show everyone a good time. Be sure to check out all the upcoming events at the illustrious Ten Nightclub this summer, which so far includes Krewella
on July 29th, Mat Zo on August 5th, and Mimosa
on August 12th.