We got to the Electric Factory at right about 9, so just in time for the second opener Michael Meyers. He killed it with a bunch of favorites like Pendulum, Avicii, Feed Me and Kaskade, a perfect opening that got everyone on their feet and pumped up for the night. And he played one of my personal favorites, a Ken Loi mash-up thats a mix of trance and hard hitting house. Great Performance.
All You (anger dimas remix) - Kaskade
Blessed (Avicii edit) - Tom Hangs feat/ Shermanology
U & I Rebound ( Ken Loi mashup) - Arty, Mat Zo vs. GTA feat Zashanel
Next up was David Solano as the final opening act. Theres no other way to say this...he murdered his set. I was going nuts along with every person in that hall. Crashing bass, thumping beats and sick hooks just murdering his hour set. The highlight was definitely bringing in Linkin Park's In The End with a massive dubstep drop. AWESOME.
DJ Kryptos - In The End (Dubstep Remix) - Think this but even harder and more womps.
Then right at the end of his set, I heard something really familiar. At the time I thought it was Armin, but oh no my friends, it was better ( I'm sorry Armin, ur still the best). It was Tomahawk by BT & Adam K.
Tomahawk - BT and Adam K GET THIS!!!!!
And so the openers concluded their sets and it was time for the main event. Amid the screaming, yelling and raging, a guy 19 years old walks onto stage; there he is, Porter Robinson. I came into this event thinking Wolfgang was far and away the best act, but damn was I wrong. Absolutely stunning show. Combinations I never thought of leading to one hell of a dance party. Going from Avicii's Levels right into Raise Your Weapon (Madeon remix) dropping with Say My Name by Porter. Just straight Wild.
Levels - Avicii
Raise Your Weapon (madeon remix) - Deadmau5
Say My Name - Porter Robinson
And then came the main event. Wolfgang Gartner himself. Opening up with an absolute classic, Flash by Queen, from that moment we knew that this was gonna be an event. He proceeded to thrash the dance floor with all the hits from his new album flushed in between dance anthems, thumping dutch house and some good ole fashioned house to keep you going. Highlights were definitely undertaker, Bob Marley mashed with The Way it Was, and Animal Rights. Place was going absolutely wild.
B.Marley vs. Wolfgang
Undertaker - Wolfgang Gartner
And then, right as I was about to leave, shit got weird. I had completely forgotten about The Devil From Acapulco. Now this wasn't my cup of tea, a silver painted dude running around in a loincloth and lights playing hard hittin' shit, but what the hell it was 2 in the morning, why not? And so we raged to some more party songs and dub drops for another half hour. Even he put on a great show.
As a final verdict, this is a tough decision for me, but the best act was definitely Porter Robinson. He's 19, and he outdid who some consider the best US DJ (Wolfgang) and put all the other acts to shame. This kid's going places, and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the years to come.
For those of you that couldn't make it out, I strongly encourage you to go see something like this either in your hometown of in a city like Philadelphia, DC, NYC, or any other big city. It is something you will never forget. And here's some video coverage of what you missed.