Catch My Bass was there when Kaskade rolled into Philly for his Freaks Of Nature tour. The line up included Kap Slap, FareOh, Alvin Risk, and of course Kaskade. I showed up a little late for the show mainly because the start time on the ticket and the actual start time was off by an hour so I ended up missing Kap Slap and FareOh, but I did make perfect timing to see Alvin Risk.
Alvin Risk adding his own vocals during his set!
Now I have listened to a few of Alvin Risk’s song and have always been of fan of his crazy drops, but I could not believe the set he put on at Festival Pier. He started off as the sun was setting in Philly, rocking the stars and stripes on his jacket, and by the time the sun was down the crowd was out of control. He played an array of tracks from his amazing “Eyes” remix to an insane remix of the theme song of the Legend of Zelda. His visuals were not really anything crazy but he put on a hell of a show and even added his own live vocals at one point making his set that much better.
Right around 10pm the only thing on stage was a curtain with the silhouette of Kaskade’s signature Butterfly. The crowd was chanting “KASADE!” Then the curtain dropped and the show begin with of course “Eyes.” Overall, I have to say Kaskade put on a great show with awesome extras like smoke machines, balloon and tons of confetti. I was kind of disappointed in his visual show mainly because I have seen Deadmau5 and Skrillex live and their stages visuals are mind blowing. However, Kaskades extra effects made up for it. The one thing that really bothered me about his set was when he would play antidote from Swedish House Mafia or anything similar to that. Songs like that are played by every DJ on earth and did not make his set any better. Other than that, he played plenty of his signature tracks from his “Dynasty” album and played songs off his newer album, “Fire and Ice.” Best part of his set was when he remixed Alex Gaudino’s “I’m In Love.”
Philly knows how to RAGE!
To sum up, the whole show was unbelievable from the insane bassdrops of Alvin Risk to the bone chilling songs of Kaskade the night could not get much better. Living in Philadelphia, I have realized Philadelphia knows how to rage especially after the Freaks of Nature tour. One last note, Kaskade better step your game up because the originality of newer artists like Alvin Risk are giving you some competition. Don’t get me wrong, Kaskade was unbelievable, but the highlight of the night for me was Alvin Risk and I didn’t even expect it to be. If the Freak of Nature Tour is coming to a city near you I suggest going because its something special to see. #Rage
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