Datsik unleashes his 'Ninja Nation' on Terminal 5 NYC January 24, 2015
Published: January 28, 2015
By: Chris Conte
This show has been my favorite of the year, by far.
We got there just in time to hear the last half Trolley Snatcha's set. This dude can lay it down. A mixture of London based real-deal dubstep and trap. It was a great way to get the night started. You can tell people were ready to rage. Trolley is great at building up the energy for the rest of the artists. He got our crew's blood flowing after the cold walk to Terminal 5 through the cold streets of New York City. This was just the tip of the iceberg of what we would experience that night.
Next up, was Kennedy Jones. I've been waiting two years to see Kennedy and he was totally worth the wait. He is the king of misleading the crowd and throwing in a 180 degree turn that you never expected. Even went as far as Rick Rolling the entire place by dropping Martin Garrix's "Animals" and transferring directly into Risk Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" at the drop. The crowd reaction was priceless. Kennedy Jones is a great mixture of every genre and keeps your attention no matter what you are into. His sets are filled with entertaining abruptness that is captivating.
LOUDPVCK, the leaders in the trap game took the stage. This would be my 5th time seeing them. If you know anything about these dudes, it's that they are heavy hitters. They don't mess around. Their sets are very diverse which keeps it fresh. As they stated on their twitter, "Listening to trap all night is boring AF!!" They fluctuated between house and trap. Yet played to the crowds response and ran the trap for almost the majority of their set. This was a heavy bass crowd and that's what we wanted.
It was time for the man of the hour, Datsik. The moment we've all been waiting for. The black curtain's pulled back and the Vortex was revealed. Everyone's first reactions was, "Holy shit!" It is remarkable sight to see, really incredible. And then...it happened. The first drop with 100,000 watt PK Sound System. It's stupefyingly intense. You feel the bass from your feet all the way to the hairs in your nostrils.The waves of dominating bass repeatably smashing into the crowd was something I have never experienced quite before. It was wild. At every drop the whole place turned into a zoo. Every person inside Terminal 5 turned completely mad. It didn't matter how you danced or what move you did. Once that 100k watt bass hit we were under it's control. The whole crowd let loose. It's a fascinating anomaly to witness. A thousand or so people just turning into animals.
The people I went with told me I didn't prepare them enough for what happened that night. I'm not really sure if I was fully prepared myself. We walked out of the club completely flabbergasted. The house lights turn on and as I look around everyones face is still in awe. It's like we just went through a two day long firefight and all had the 100 yard stare. We were dumfounded by what just took place. Days later my friends are still in shock. I keep getting texts saying, "Did that really happen?" "I can't believe that shit, it was so intense." "That was the craziest show I've ever been too."
This tour is an18-wheeler headed straight to your face. They are decimating one city at a time. Nothing will prepare you for the intensity that lays ahead. You will just have to experience it for yourself. If you are a dubstep fan and this tour is coming to your city, you will be doing yourself a disservice by NOT going. This is an experience unlike any other.