Big ups to Big Bud for being proper and holding it down for 4 years. I have been to quite a few Big Bud jams. This party was not really a special one. I have been to other better Big Bud's but oh wellz.
"Still Smokin" was held @ the Docks entertainment complex. Hehe....wow, what a surprise!
Got to the lineup @ approximately 10:30pm and was in just before 11. The lineup was pretty long though it moved pretty quickly. The usual so-so pat down and in ya go deal!
As usual, Big Bud trying to light things up with their big ass giant spliff. Hehe..man would I love a toke off of that. Can't forget that wikkid laser always present @ the docks. People sending crazy messages up on that fido msg system thingy on the big screen on the sides.
The crowd wasn't that great IMO. The venue got pretty packed @ times. One couldn't dance for more than 2 minutes without someone walking bumping into them. There wasn't a lot of vibes either. Even when the UK headliners came on in the main arena. Crowd wasn't topnotch but it was ok. Realized should've stayed in the bar area until Shy FX came on 'cuz the lineup escalated for all them alcoholics! Hehe.
Now on to the DJ sets in the main arena... (Jungle/D&B)
- Nice upbeat set. didn't really catch much of his set but what i heard was a good. this man is a topnotch up n coming producer, a wikkid dj, and an awesome scratcher! definitely gotta give him props. mc soopa d by his side keeping things alive.
Mystical Influence b2b Lush
- Supposed to be Mystical b2b Marcus but he couldn't be there. Still...this duo threw down a bangin' set! Lush rinsin' out the newest of the new. His usual blend of newskewl stuff ranging from Digital, Total Science, & Dylan. Mystical throwing down the hard stuff.(not to mention new) He dropped "Love is Not a Game(dilly remix)", "Spaced Invaders (J Majik remix)", new RAM Raiders tracks and "Up All Night". Can't believe he's got these plates now...big up! Can't forget these two dropping "The Nine" and "Brand New Funk". People went crazy! Big ups to MC's Caddy Cad, Friendlyman, Trajedy, JD, & Soopa D for keeping the crowd hyped & 'ting.
Shy FX w/ MC MC
- Now I've seen this man perform 3 times before, and this appearance was not that different. Loved his intro though...the one with the female vocals. Anyone know the track?
First teased the crowd with his Nuttah dub mix. Nothing too special about his set. A few anthems here and there and some new tracks that I've never heard. However, his mixing at times were pretty shady...he just kept on cutting from one track to the other. MC MC was pretty boring...didn't have much stage presence and wasn't blabbering enough rhymes. MC Foxy showed up near the end of his set...now this guy knows the deal. He's got a wikkid stage presence and awesome lyrics. "If you love this style..say yeah!! Ouch!" Hehe...
Mampi Swift w/ MC MC/Foxy
- One of my fave dj's but wasn't that impressed with his set. Dropped a lot of familiar tunes and did his usual mixes. This guy puts Shy FX to shame @ mixing...no offense. Mixed "The Pulse" & "The One"...a treat for the junglists!! MC MC & MC Foxy going back2back and definitely creating the vibe. Caddy Cad, L Natural, & JD alternating lyrics as well. MC's pay attention...never call a rewind when a dj is in the middle of the mix. Couldn't say much about the rest of his set. Left at about 4:15 am....really sucks having work after a party.
Overall, this party was ok. Would of been better if there was more room to dance and not everyone was walking around. Can't wait for the next Big Bud. Big shout outs to Redout and the Big Bud crew for keeping it tight.