Joshua Mellody, who goes by the name of Zomboy when he hits the decks, is well known in the dubstep scene for his speaker-shattering and high energy sets. From the beginning of his career, his tracks have appeared on Beatport’s charts and have been met with widespread acclaim. His first EP Game Time actually stayed in the top five positions for over 8 weeks after its debut in 2011. Most recently came the release of his first ever studio album entitled The Outbreak. Released on the Never Say Die label, the album features a number of club bangers and awesome collaborations with the likes of MUST DIE! and Rykka. Zomboy really took the time to explore other genres and incorporate it into a heavy-hitting work of art. There is no doubt why Webster Hall chose him to headline a show at their Brite Nites series this past Saturday. Supporting acts for the evening included two newcomers to the EDM scene: Trollphace and Kayzo. Needless to say, bass heads from all over the Northeast were in for a treat!
Trollphace opened directly before Zomboy and he did an excellent job of warming up the crowd with really banging and grimey dubstep. He even threw in some trap to mix it up. By the time 2am rolled around everyone was well prepared for what Zomboy was going to dish out. Right out of the gate, he played track after track of bass heavy dubstep. Everyone soon learned that this was going to be a wild night full of wobbles and stomping.
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Zomboy’s set was fairly comprehensive, mixing old and fresh material and a handful of genres in the bass realm. One section would include tons of classic brostep, while another would blend drumstep into dnb with a dash of trap. It was hard to figure out what he play next which kept everyone on their toes for the entire time. Of course he made sure to showcase many songs off his debut studio album, including “Nuclear,” “WTF!?” and “Survivors (his hit track with MUST DIE!).” He even played classic tunes such as “Hoedown” and even threw in “Tell Me” by What So Now and RL Grime, which was probably the biggest surprise of the night!
To bring the night to wicked close, he poked a bit of fun at himself and the silly “misunderstanding turned joking fun” with Skrillex by playing both versions of “Terror Squad.” By the end of the night people could be seen breathing heavily and sweating profusely- Zomboy made sure that no one would be left with an ounce of energy to spare. Thank goodness there was a bit of breather before the final act of the night – Kayzo, who brought the pain by playing dubstep, trap and hardstyle! Both he and Trollphace were excellent additions to Zomboy’s headlining act at the grand ballroom that night and hopefully all of them will return soon!