Saturday 12th June
[divider]Source: Promo / Rutger Prins
Black Sun Empire & Codebreaker MC – Warehouse – 4.5/5
Black Sun Empire & Codebreaker MC had to be one of the best sets at NASS Festival. From outside the ‘Warehouse Arena‘, you could hear the rubble of the bass through the thin walls of the metal barn. Only one of the trio managed to show, but he managed to put on a good show with dark, tech-fueled Drum & Bass. Mixing in classics like their dancefloor slammer ‘Feed The Machine‘, and InsideInfo and Mefjus’ remix of ‘Deadhouse‘, the crowd were roaring at almost every drop. Codebreaker MC also contributed to the set with his ability to interact with the crowd. Rather than ‘spitting’ over every song dropped, he managed to host the set, which is something that quite a lot MCs don’t do these days.
Fred V & Grafix & MC Felon – Warehouse – 4.5/5
Fred V & Grafix have had quite a successful year, with plays on Radio 1, and playing at some of the worlds biggest festivals. This year at NASS festival they were accompanied by MC Felon, who got the crowd in an uproar. Hands in the air, smiles on peoples faces, Fred V & Grafix managed to play all the tunes you want to hear at a festival. Along with the anthems, they both threw in a bit of dirt with tunes like Rene LaVice’s ‘I Want More‘, which gave the set more energy.
[divider]Source: Promo / Chelone Wolf Photography
TC & Carasel – Warehouse – 5/5
TC has been renowned for over playing trap in sets rather than Drum & Bass. At NASS festival he pulled off one of the best sets on the Saturday night, playing all styles of Drum & Bass, getting the crowd in a frenzy, to a point were mosh pits started breaking out! On nearly every drop the crowd went wild, and no one could count the amount of ‘reloads’ he pulled off. Playing dub-plates like Sub Zero’s ‘Straight In‘, and classics like Konichi’s ‘Engulfer‘, he managed play over 100 Drum & Bass tunes in the space of an hour.
Carasel, TC’s MC, had the right attitude, with his fast ‘spitting’, and intimacy with the crowd, he managed to keep the energy high. The hour long set altogether was brilliant, and was a good way to end the second night at NASS Festival.