Last night 1000+ humans congregated at Roxy Nightclub for an Acid Circus. Steve Aoki, Wick-it the Instigator and a surprise set by Smile for Camera artist Nicademass proved Roxy to be the illest spot in town on a night where Orlando also hosted Laidback Luke and a mini Trance festival at Ignition (@ Club Firestone). After a local opener had the early crowd bouncin’ along to some trap, Wick-it the Instigator hit stage around 11 to turn it up a couple notches.
The versatile style Wick-it delivers makes for an extraordinarily fun set that keeps everyone on their toes. One minute hip-hop, the next dubstep, then a raw trap mash-up, followed up by a Dr. Dre / 2Pac moombahton remix? I don’t know about you, but that’s right up my alley. Notable tracks would be RL Grime & Salva’s “Mercy” remix, Terravita’s “Teach Me How To Dougie” remix along with his own remixes of tracks by Van Halen, Michael Jackson, T-Pain and my personal favorite Luniz’s “5 on it” (sick). [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/17124818″ iframe=”true” /]
During the downtime between Wick-it and Aoki, Orlando favorite Nicademass hit the stage. This dude is seriously a wizard and in my humble opinion spun the most interesting set of the night, despite only doing about a half hour. The set was comprised entirely of his own productions and remixes and spanned the entire BPM spectrum from moombah to breaks to electro to dubstep. Definitely check this local out if you’ve never heard of him. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/53878197″ iframe=”true” /]
Then of course there is Steve Aoki. While some may have grown tired of his gimmicky live performance, you still have respect the performance. The marriage between DJing and giving the crowd something to watch (aside from massive LEDs and 3D mapping) is what makes this man so special. He was up to his usual shenanigans and then some last night as he surfed on his rider-requested raft and popped many-a-bottle on the sweaty crowd. One of the coolest things that happened at last night’s gig was the Orlando Magic’s mascot Stuff the Magic Dragon came out and joined Aoki for his raft-surfing. Stuff’s presence was a great novelty for a city that is currently mourning the loss of Dwight Coward Howard. Aoki’s set was what you would expect from the electro titan, but with more dubstep tempos that played like breakdowns from his hardcore / punk rock past. He played a bunch of new tracks along with favorites like “Warp”, “Turbulence” and “Ladi Dadi”.
Be on the lookout for our video edit from the show along with an interview with Wick-it the Instigator!