Written by: Anastasia Ortiz
Tweets from the Night:
CASPA @Caspadubstep : Thanks @webstarhall my fav USA club!
MAYHEM @mayhemSLR: Highlight of last night was throwing turnips in the crowd lol.
ANTISERUM @AntiserumSF: @WebsterHall was fully turnt last night s/o the #alphaomegatour gang @Caspadubstep @KillParis @mayhemSLR !!
Caspa’s Alpha Omega tour finally came to New York City’s Webster Hall for their weekly “Girls& Boys” event. As if Caspa himself wasn’t enough of a reason to go check out this tour, Antiserum & Mayhem and Kill Paris were on the lineup as well!
Antiserum x Mayhem
Antiserum is one of today’s up and coming artists that you already know is here to stay. His name seemed to start popping up all over, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the EDM music scene. Antiserum signed with labels Smog and Dub Police and is planning a release on Datsiks label, Firepower. Antiserums remix of “Can You Feel Me” by Helicopter Showdown reached number two on the beatport dubstep charts and his collaboration with 12th Planet on the song “Bass Salt” was featured on Rolling Stone and UKF.
Founded in 2000 the 28 year old Mayhem has already put 15 years in the music industry. Starting off early and with his roots in Drum & Bass, Mayhem released records with Nosia, Evolv Intent and AndyC. The Atlanta based producer has not only toured the world and help progress music everywhere but he also re-shaped Atlanta’s music scene with his club nights. Lately you can find him collaborating with Antiserum and his long time friend Heroes + Villains.
Antiserum & Mayhem together brought the bass to Webster Hall Friday July 5th to kick off the night. The two producers perform together as if they have been doing it their whole life. They both bring their own dynamics and hold up their end. These two are a perfect match and it’s one thing to hear the two collaborate on tracks but to hear them drop the song live is another. When they started playing their own track “Trippy”, the grand ballroom went off. Not only was the crowd turned up but Mayhem actually threw turnips into the crowd. By then end of their set the grand ballroom was packed and hungry for more bass.
Mayhem & Antiserum
Kill Paris or Corey Baker has been making music since he was sixteen years old. While he was still in college he was featured in Future Magazine and by 21 he had his bachelor’s in recording arts. Kill Paris has one of the most diverse sounds out there but with his history in alternative rock bands, indie country music and funk you can see where that comes from. Kill Paris has had many tracks in the beatport top 100 and continues to keep putting music out there and a lot of it for free also. Corey Baker has also shared stages with heavy hitters like Benny Bennassi, Laidback- Luke, Infected Mushrooms and Pretty Lights. Corey Baker’s latest EP “To a New Earth” was released on OSWLA records featuring remixes from Grammatik, Candyland and Griz.
There was a certain excitement in the building when Kill Paris was starting off his set. Mainly because if you’ve heard a Kill Paris set you know the diversity and funk that was about to be unleashed. Also there were some hardcore fans in the crowd bursting with excitement. Corey Baker was able to make the crowd move and dance by staying away from the usual build up and drop pattern. Two songs that were huge during the set were Dillon Francis’ remix of “Carried Away” by Passion Pit and Kill Paris’ own tune from earlier this year “Baby Come Back”. Both received huge feedback and love from the crowd. Corey Baker switched up the sound in the best way possible between the trap and dubstep filled night.
When you think of dubstep one of the first people to usually come to mind is Caspa. Without him who knows if and where Dubstep would be today. From his hometown in London, Caspa has become one of the biggest names in the EDM music industry. For those of us who have been around or studied the first sounds of dubstep you know the famous 37th installment of the Fabric Live series by Rusko and Caspa which was the first commercially available Dubstep compilation ever. This CD was able to get dubstep into the hands and homes of people around the world and became an important moment in EDM history. Not only has Caspa help create the very beginning sounds of Dubstep, he’s had his own weekly radio show, started record label Dub Police, and has remix everyone from Depeche Mode to Deadmau5. Caspa has one of the most impressive and longest track records in the dubstep genre. By 2009 he was already playing the biggest festivals around the world and becoming an icon for the scene. Caspa has had some of the biggest dubstep hits and continues to bring the bass. His latest album “Alpha Omega” dropped in April and this summer he continues touring all over the US. One thing about Caspa is you can always expect more coming from this heavy hitter.
It was about two thirty in the morning when the dopest ghost in town, Caspa started his set. Any where you looked you could see fans repping their favorite label, Dub Police. With the excitement Caspa dropped “Let the Rush Kick In” off his new album “Alpha Omega” which combines those classic dub and reggae sounds we’re all familiar with. There was no “twerking” here tonight, just dirty dub beats and bass lines. Not only did Caspa drop new songs but he took time appreciate the classics. He played “SpongeBob” by Coki which was featured during his famous Fabric Live 37 compilation. The crowd was intense during Caspa’s set, you can tell everyone was reminiscing and remembering the sounds that sparked their love of this music and brought them here in the first place. Towards the end of the night Caspa also dropped New York natives Mobb Deeps Classic “Shook Ones pt II” which sparked the crowd to rap along. The night brought a great end to an awesome tour with Kill Paris and Antiserum & Mayhem. Caspa will finish up his tour without them, so if you got to this event consider yourself pretty lucky. For more information on Caspa’s “Alpha Omega” tour and all the other artists visit the links below!