Slander Slows Things Down with ‘So Long’
July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018
This past weekend Southern California was blessed with sets from 1080p, Wavedash, ARMNHMR, Habstrakt, G Jones, and of course the icons NGHTMRE and Slander. Gud Vibrations Socal took place at the NOS events center in San Bernadino and utilized a massive tent to hold the stage and the 10,000+ people that came for the gud vibes.
The night started out with 1080p who brought out some groovy future bass and an occasional old banger to get the energy flowing. Following 1080p came the trio known as Wavedash, who had people jumping and headbanging with the intensity they brought. ARMNHMR, prounounced arm-and-hammer, played a heavy set full of melodic tunes and hard drops keeping the entire crowd alive with an energy that fit the night perfectly. After ARMNHMR’s set ended the crowd was buzzing with energy and as soon as uncle Habstrakt came on the crowd exploded. Habstrakt played a heavy bass and electro house set that had people shuffling in all corners of the venue.As soon as he dropped his Collab with Skrillex, “Chicken Soup,” the entire crowd exploded and started singing so loud that Habstrakt himself posted on twitter that he could barely hear the music on stage. After Habstrakt’s set came G Jones, a bass and dubstep artist who threw down. As G Jones left the stage the anticipation of the crowd could be felt as the men of the night were about to take the stage.
NGHTMRE and Slander started their set with “In the End” by Lincoln Park in memory of the late Chester Bennington. They started their set with such a grimey entrance that set the tone for the entire night. In the first hour, the trio dropped banger after banger with their own remixes embedded in between that kept the crowd absolutely crazy. Halfway into their set the trio stopped the music and introduced special guest Kayzo who went on to wreck the crowd for a couple songs. After Kayzo left, the crowd had a renewed energy that could be felt throughout the NOS center. They concluded their set with their most popular tracks, “Superhuman,” “Love Again,” and “Gud Vibrations.” Personally, this was the best show I have been to in the past few months.