This year Subtronics brought so much talent with him for night one of his third installment of Cyclops Rocks at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The weather couldn't have been any better on the night and we were blessed with vibrations from Artix! B2B Sweettooth, Leotrix, Hol!, Pendulum, and of course Subtronics himself.
Artix! b2b sweettooth
Artix! (aka Nicolás Aguirre) hailing all the way from Cordoba, Argentina played a back-to-back set with the L.A. native SweetTooth to open the show. The two worked phenomenally together and set the mood for the entire evening. The rowdy mixing style and personality of SweetTooth played hand in hand with the neck-breaking bass creations and raw Latin Rap bars of Artix!. There wasn't a dull moment in the set and as the crowd started to pour into the amphitheater they were greeted by the dynamic duo's heavy bass.
With more and more access to music production, the younger generation is smashing their way into the bass music scene and Leotrix is no exception. Coming all the way from down under (Australia) this young artist boasts a combination of unique sound design, jaw-dropping melodies, and “no holds barred” styled drops. All these attributes heighten his stage presence and showmanship. His Red Rocks set perfectly embodied who he is as an artist and we are here for more Leotrix.
Okay, let's talk about some OG DnB (drum and bass) groups out there. The pendulum has been around for a long time and has been a pioneer for all EDM. The Australian group was comprised of producers Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, who worked in tandem with a local DJ named Paul "El Hornet" Harding. With Rob and Gareth wanting to work on their side project Knife Party in 2011 we were left wanting more. We were blessed in 2018 when the group came together to launch their own album.
Although we didn't get the full group tonight for Red Rocks Paul "El Hornet" Harding put on a show worth remembering. He paid homage to other greats who have been in the game for a long time featuring songs from Caspa. It was a personal bucket list artist/group to see in person and I had some of the best seats in the house. I cant wait till I see them/him again.
Jesse Kardon (aka Subtronics) had the third headlining installment of his show, Cyclops Rocks and it was bigger and better than ever. Fusing his unique blend of cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting bass Subtronis left the crowd in a trance. The set design featured massive screens, lasers, and even pyrotechnics that left us all in awe. His mixing skill was on display that night mashing classics with heavy bass music. There was nothing for us to do but feel the bass and get lost in his set wanting it to never end. His Cyclops Army was not disappointed as cheering and screaming continued through the set.
Some information for the artists has been pulled and summarized from various locations including but not limited to the artist's Spotify "About Me" section, and other social media outlets.