Good Day Soca fans!
Bacchanal decided to tap into the new trend for us younger folks today by hosting an EDM party with hip-hop infused and a touch (yes literally a touch) of Soca, but we will get there later.
You can’t say much more, if its one thing that is most important to a party (aside from of course the music) is the LIGHTS, and bacchanal did not disappoint. Great lighting, giving mas camp a high energy aura, perfectly complimenting the concept of an EDM party. There were all your usual suspects such as confetti machine, smoke machine, beach balls and yes kids… balloons (which were not helium so they all just fell to the ground after being released with 90% of them bursting). To aid to the atmosphere, glow sticks were given away and also VIP persons got glowing cups. LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS. = damn good atmosphere.
Not going to say much on this other than for VIP patrons were entitled to a wide variety of top shelf and bottom shelf liquor, some drinks were mixed, most weren’t. If you paid for drinks there was a decent variety although I didn’t notice a mug deal.
Now to the moment we were all waiting for the MUSIC!!! What can I say, this party had the makings of being an all out epic party for all the lovers of the three genres (EDM, Hip-Hop, Soca, of which I myself am a fan. Bacchanal’s vision was to have an “out of season party” with soca but with a twist, and to that I say “Mission fairly accomplished”. I arrived at the venue at around 11:00 so the party wasn’t at a high energy phase as yet. The idea was to have DJs do one hour sets of the various genres all with a sprinkle of dancehall.
Kamal Bankay Had the crowd going with most of your current EDM hits, high energy, “nuff jumping”, got the crowd involved and attentive, overall good EDM mix.
Delano Your friendly neighbourhood Renaissance DJ was responsible for the hip-hop segment. Great blend of old and new hip-hop, he definitely had the young and old patrons rocking and even displaying some “gun fingers”. I personally love hip-hop and this segment really did it for me. *thumbs up*
DJ Richie Ras Having been teased us with one or two Soca EDM remixes by Kamal Bankay, I eagerly anticipated the Soca segment which was to be mixed by one of the best out there now. Tabanca was real , and it was somewhat cured. Richie played one of the better sets I personally heard this past season, good blend of groovy yet powerful, old and new music taking the party to its climax until the Dancehall arrived in the set. Now this killed my vibe along with other junkies in my vicinity but to be fair the rest of the crowd enjoyed it. A bit anti-climatic but I wanted more Soca considering I had to wait 4 hours being at the party to hear some proper Soca music!. Overall the set had me going until the anti-climax.
In conclusion, an average party but Bacchanal had needed to pull up their socks and deliver on the promise of Soca music, yes its off season but help me cure my Tabanca!!