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DJ Bam Bam @ Throwdown

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by pr0nstar, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Let me start off with what a wicked night of dancing and shaking my ass...
    But let me follow with, where the hell was representation at this party?

    I don't know if it was the promotion of this party, the people not knowing who DJ Bam Bam is ... or just no one wanted to go out.
    But this party was not busy at all and I feel for the Promoters.

    I arrived early, about 10:45, wanted to catch Oystrixxx's set. And I was glad I did. He was playing a nice hard banging house set, all the classics. All the stuff that's at the back of my record crates these days. Anthem after Anthem he was banging them out. And pretty tight on the mixing, seemed like a trend for the night.

    After Oystrixxx's set, DJ Impact from Ottawa graced the decks to pump out the UK Hard House. Not my favourite Genre these days... but it was fun and pumping. And this boy knew his tracks and was scratching it up and having fun spinning. Something I like to see in a DJ. Seemed like he was not even trying, mixing fast and making it funky.

    Up next was the man who brought Chicago Hard House to the TDot, Kamikaze. Kamikaze was spinning a lot of Booty and Tech House this evening. A great mixture in my opinion... also through in some hard funky tracks throughout his set. A great set in the end. A nice blend of 3 genres. He was even having fun killing DJ Dan's zipper track with some Juggling ...

    Next up on the decks was the man whom I'd been waiting to hear since I heard about this party. DJ Bam Bam!
    Bam Bam has slowly but surely made an impression on me in the past few years... as a DJ and a Producer. And last night was another proof of that. He's taken over in the Hard Banging House/Techno scene where Bad Boy Bill left off. He's a great DJ with DMC styles and mixing is generally flawless and relentless.
    These days he bangs out Techno, Tech House, Hard House like no other.
    I spent most of his set dancing my ass off and taking pictures of him mixing it up. He was scratching, juggling and having tons of fun doing it all, scratching behind the back, under the leg, etc...
    A great showman last night... smiling the whole time and enjoying himself, even though the turnout wasn't great.

    I had a chance to talk to him briefly after his set, see what's up with him lately production wise and was informed unfortunately for this Hard House fan that UC is bankrupt and I won't be buying anymore anthems from this old Hard House label.
    And he was nice to be hooking up a bunch of people with his Promotional CD "BUMP" ... haven't checked it out. But I'm pretty sure I'll be very happy with it.

    Up after Bam Bam was DJ Unabomber... playing a little less dark Techno and banging it out, a nice follow up to Bam Bam. I didn't get a chance to catch all his set, by this time I was too tired to dance and my ride was about ready to leave. Caught about half his set and was impressed...

    Sorry I didn't get to catch Decepticon's set, would of liked it if he was on earlier, I can't seem to stay for the 5am sets these days...

    Overall it was exactly what I expected, a night of wicked music for myself, but I was very disappointed with the turnout. I feel for the promoters and hope if they do throw more parties, that the people come and check them out.

    It was great dancing my ass off with all you... you know who you are. Until next time :D

    I'll post some pics in a bit, and the rest of my pics will be online @ Groove.ca in the near future.

  2. *+lady bass+*

    *+lady bass+* TRIBE Member


    hey pornstar..:)
    you went?
    i didnt think you were going to be there.

    your right, it was an awesome party.:)
    everyone i spoke to had a really good time!!

  3. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Here's a few of the pics from last night...

    Oystrixxx on deck...

    DJ Impact ripping it up...

    Kamikaze in the mix...

    Bam Bam scratching it up... show off :D

    Bam Bam deep concentration.

    DJ Unabomber in the mix...

    Rest will be on http://groove.ca soon...

    pr0nstar :D
  4. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    where was this?
  6. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Opera House...
  7. JEMZ

    JEMZ TRIBE Member

    Maybe people are just tired of that hard, hard, nothing but hard-type of party played by DJ's who have reputations for playing nothing but sketched-out patries for 16 year old jiblets.
  8. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    Didn't I see you at a party that fitted that exact description on Friday James? ;)

    I hear what you're saying though, for the most part these crowds don't give a fuck about mixing they'll go off to whatever the prime time dj's are playing regadless if it's a collage of trainwrecks.
  9. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    To above two comments ... whatever.

    DJ Bam Bam was tight, screwed up once mix for about 2 seconds, and I noticed it mostly cuz I notice any flaw in mixing usually. I hate that part of DJ'n :D

    And Bam Bam doesn't really play Chicago Hard House these days if that's what you're referring to... which I still like :)

  10. JEMZ

    JEMZ TRIBE Member

    I mean really Kenny... I'm not knocking DJ Bam Bam, it's just the party is thrown by a company called "Jitterjaw", what does a guy like me have in common with people who would choose such a rediculously stupid name for their company? Zero. And the music was hard, hard, hard... you can't argue it to me, I wasn't even there but I know.
  11. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    Exactly. I played in a room that was almost entirely booty house on the weekend and I personally found the music to get quite old after just a few tracks. However if I was an avid fan of the genre I would brave the crowds that go along with it to enjoy my genre of choice...respect for that Kenny.

    As for Bam Bam I saw him in September and his set was pretty boring, mixing was all over the place and the scratching was sub par. That's not to say he's not an excellent DJ, just the night I saw him he didn't live up to the hype.

    Whatever. Glad to see that you had a fun and all the best to promoters like Jitterjaw who are promoting the music they enjoy.

  12. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Oh totally true. I hate the name of the Promoters Company. See my thread in the General forum of nicknames/songs, etc.. dealing with drugs. It's played out and lame.

    And Bam Bam was good that night IMO. I've seen him 3 times.. and this was the best IMO. But to each their own.

    But if you dont' like your house hard then you probably wouldn't enjoy him that much.

    I'm just sick of deep, vocal, garage, etc... since all my friends spin it and I listened to it for years. I like my stuff hard, minimal and banging these days :D


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