EMAS Weekender: 14/10/2016 Slander

HILINE Presents: Slander @ Villa Nightclub

by Pralay Bajaria

I hadn’t heard much about Slander until they came to Perth last weekend. All I knew is that they were two boys from California supported by huge acts such as Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Major Lazer and NGHTMRE. After watching a promo video on HILINE’s Facebook page of Slander playing Slander & Yookie I was on the edge of my bed and bought a ticket instantly. Derek and Scott started their dream off DJ’ing for their fraternity at their university not knowing they’d end up doing an Australian tour.

Fast forward to the actual event, I had no idea what to expect but I definitely was not let down. Their entry buildup went for a solid minute then it dropped straight into Like a Bitch by Zomboy which made the crowd go insane. The reaction wasn’t surprising considering how huge the Dubstep scene is in Perth. I looked over to my friend next to me when that happened and the look on his face was just enough to prove how the rest of the night was going to go. The boys played a very versatile set ranging from Dubstep to heavy Trap, even to future bass remixes of popular songs such as Bastille, making sure everyone enjoyed their set which is an important feature of being a DJ. However this was not the end. Lurking in the corner were the boys from Slumberjack, waiting to be brought onto stage for a b2b with Slander and when they did, oh my did they blow the bloody roof off. Having four world class DJ’s on stage? HILINE you never prove to disappoint.

The night moved fast and sadly it came to an end. Big ups to HILINE for throwing a badass party and SLANDER for providing the natural buzz.

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