I arrived at “The Dada Compound” in Brooklyn, NY, made my way to the fence, and was ready to ring in 2013 with a bang!! I managed to catch the 2nd half of Pierce Fulton’s great set, and he did a great job opening up for what would be a crazy New Year’s Eve. Immediately following him was Deniz Koyu, who was nothing less than incredible. When he dropped “Bong” mashed up with Avicii’s “Fade in to Darkness” vocals, the crowd absolutely lost it, but my personal favorite song he played was The Aston Shuffle’s “Sunrise” in the Tommy Trash remix. I love this song and when he played it, I was almost uncontrollable! He played multiple other tracks, including his remix of Zedd’s “Spectrum”, Sander van Doorn’s “Kangaroo”, and Jewelz and Scott Sparks’ “Flashbang”(this song really changed the tempo of his set too!) All in all, Deniz played an incredible set, and blew me away.
Next up was Dada Life. The main event made it to the stage and screamed “It’s time to go F***ing Bananas!!!!” The crowd took this a little too seriously and, as the Swedish duo was dropping “Everything is Free” from their new album as the opening song, the crowd started pushing the barricade over. The crowd was absolute chaos when this group came on, and the chaos was magnified in the front row. Although the crowd was completely out of control, and security made Dada Life stop playing twice so they could tell the audience to move back, they put on one of the most unique shows I’ve ever been apart of. Their set was decent, but the atmosphere was out of this world. They played their original “Happy Violence”, gave everyone pillows, and told us to have the largest pillow fight ever. Feathers went all over the place, and this was definitely one of the more unique things I’ve seen in a show. Tossing Bananas into the crowd, giving members of the audience champagne showers, and just putting so much energy into every second of their set, it’s no secret that Dada Life wanted nothing more than for everyone to have the greatest time ever. One ID they played was one of the biggest drops I’ve ever heard in my entire life and the crowd lost it. Although the crowd kept shoving me into the barricade, I think they put on an interesting show to say the least and everyone definitely went home ugly. Dada Life: I hope you enjoyed the Kandi I gave you guys and can’t wait to go bananas with you again in 2013!!!
The next DJ to the decks was my personal favorite of the night: Bassjackers. Bassjackers, if you are reading this, the already high expectations I had for you were blown out of the water. They opened up with their collaboration with Yves “Bronx” and really got the crowd going. The combination of their heavy bass drops, along with a few crowd pleasers for people who may not know them very well combined for a perfect set in my book. The crowd really responded to their remix of Tiesto’s “Maximal Crazy”, as well as their remix of The Wanted’s “I’m Glad You Came”. But my favorite song of Bassjacker’s was their new collaboration with Showtek “Hey”. I was going absolutely nuts when this was played. I loved every minute of their set and there wasn’t a moment I wasn’t shuffling and/or standing still! Hats off to you Bassjackers, you were absolutely incredible!!
Just in general, what a crazy party and I wouldn’t want to start 2013 off any differently! Below are links for Pierce Fulton, Deniz Koyu, Bassjackers, and Dada Life’s sets. Whether you were at Dada Land or not, I hope you all had a very safe and happy New Year!!!
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