The second day of Impulse Music Festival was a massive success thanks to premium production, fantastic music and the unique motorcross attractions. The music pumped through the heat with sick sets by Sounduo and HeRobust. Sounduo’s live dubstep sound was complimented by massive subwoofers and each drop shook the listeners. You don’t just listen to music at Impulse, you feel it. Zach (drums), Will (midi controllers, guitar) and Andrew (visuals) are a spectacular team that will go far. Don’t sleep on them. It was also Andrew’s birthday so I want to give him a shout out and say happy birthday man! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/44148214″ iframe=”true” /]
Some artists come with the funk, but HeRobust comes with the crunk. His remixes and mash ups are so on point in the realm of the rap / dubstep that I see this dude blowing up like Crizzly is. Waka Flocka’s “Round of Applause”, Kanye’s “Mercy” and Ginuwine’s “Pony” were all victims in a murderous set.
Check out his remix of Ginuwine’s “Pony” [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/27749876″ iframe=”true” /]
With music scheduled until the sun comes up, it is an important thing to pace yourself. The Malah’s smooth jamtronica definitely permitted the crowd to take it easy, but it wouldn’t be long before this ranch in Union Point would transform in to an absolute rager. Zoogma took the stage after The Malah and took it up a notch with their harder take on jamtronica. The four piece performs with live instruments, but each member also boasts a macbook and a midi controller to add a thick electronic groove to their tunes.
Following the quartet was Minnesota, one of my favorite producers. You know when you hear a mash-up of Bassnectar’s “Voodoo” and Biggie’s “Gimme the Loot” that you’re in for a dope night. The energy in the crowd was at its highest point as he dropped tracks and live mixes of Killagraham, Snoop Dogg, Zeds Dead and ASAP Rocky between his own productions. Again, the prime sound system really complimented the bass music as he squeezed every ounce of energy out of the Impulse army.
The sharp contrast of Minnesota’s face melting dubstep and the smooth spectacle of Emancipator was a prime example of why I love music festivals. A variety of music is something you don’t usually get at a club or concert. The violins and tranquil beats eased the crowd out of the Minnesota mayhem and in to a deep trance: a well needed break before the late night sets.
Greenhouse Lounge played a 3am set that had fresh new tracks along with old favorites. Roof Axis Productions offered a quality light show for everyone’s enjoyment. Remixes of Gucci Mane and Michael Jackson offered a nice variety in the last set of the night.