03, November 2012 by RomanZ
On a weekly basis Girls&Boys brings some of the best electronic artists to New York City. On Halloween weekend they outdid themselves by booking Nero and Adventure Club to play at Hammerstein Ballroom. It was a night of bass fueled mayhem as two of the best dubstep groups headlined the night. Adding to the fun vibes and craziness of the show were the countless costumes seen throughout the crowd as Halloween weekend was in full force. Hammerstein Ballroom is a great venue for EDM events as it has ample dance space on its main floor, room to rest and re-cooperate in its basement level, and a great viewing area from the upper floors.
Our very own Fareoh was a part of the epic night, showing many why he is considered to be a talented and up and coming DJ. He added some diversity to the bass heavy lineup by mixing progressive house hits and electro beats. He masterfully mashed together several songs, such as Dada Life‘s Kick Out the Epic Mother Fucker with David Guetta‘s Love is Gone, the result being a surprisingly fresh feel to both songs. He also played a hard hitting bootleg of Hardwell‘s Walking On a Dream/Paris/Cobra mix. Overall Fareoh was the perfect choice as a complement to Nero and Adventure Club and we hope to see more of him soon.
Up next was an awesome 15 minute violin solo by Lindsey Stirling with some hard hitting beats in the background. That’s right, a violin solo with dubstep beats! Lindsey is a hip-hop violinist that was featured on the show America’s Got Talent where she made it to the quarter finals. Since then she has gone on to do some solo work as well as covers of famous dubstep songs. As a part of Halloween Meltdown, she tore it up on stage, producing some beautiful sounding melodies paired with deep bass beats.
After Lindsey finished her set, Adventure Club was up on the decks. Wasting no time AC played their song Waiting (which features samples from Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Toying with the crowd they dropped REVOLVR’s version of Internet Friends, except they went a step further and edited the song to make it their own, stretching out some parts and removing others. Afterwards Adventure Club went on an absolute trap rampage, playing that slow bass that gets everyone down and dirty. Then they once again switched up the style and played something really surprising: Seven Lion’s deep remix of Above and Beyond’s You Got To Go. Staying within the realm of dubstep they then transitioned into Kaskade‘s Eyes (Alvin Risk Remix) and brought back the classic remix of When The Rain Is Gone by Adam F. They also featured their signature remix of Metric’s Collect Call that played off as incredibly powerful and soulful. They finished their performance with a chopped up and stretched out version of I Crave You, encapsulating their emotional and diverse set with an epic finish.
After Adventure Club finished playing, Hammerstein Ballroom was transformed into a nuclear reactor as a screen gave way on the stage to reveal massive radioactive columns spewing smoke. Nero began playing a DJ set, which differs from their live performances in that instead of playing their album live with Alana, they would instead play a typical DJ set consisting of dubstep tracks and anything else they felt appropriate. Nero demonstrated that not only are they among the best producers in the dubstep game, but that they are amazing DJs as well. They rotated between dubstep bangers, their own productions, some trap, and some special songs such as Stress by Justice that caused all of Hammerstein to reach a melting point as the Nuclear reactors began to blow releasing tons of steam and smoke into the air. As another special surprise Alana came on stage to sing one song live, Nero’s Me and You, adding incredible emotion to the well-loved song. The crowd was soon calling for an encore and Nero answered the call, ending the night by playing their new song Won’t You (Be There).
This was a Halloween party I will soon not be forgetting. If you love dubstep you need to see Adventure Club and Nero live sometime soon. Also be sure to check out Girls&Boys as they continue to host amazing electronic dance music parties at their normal location, the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall on Fridays.