Mord Fustang Headlines EDMC’s Energetic Alumni Hall Show
It’s not everyday that the HUB’s Alumni Hall hosts a rave, but on Monday evening, Penn State’s Electronic Dance Music Club (EDMC) did just that, bringing in a great lineup of DJ’s for an energetic night of beats and lasers. The event, titled BassDROP in the Valley, featured headliner Mord Fustang, an Estonian electro-house and dubstep producer who had just played Miami’s Ultra Music Festival over the weekend.
Mark Yurm, an eclectic Atlanta DJ who plays a bit of everything, opened the show, which had surprisingly crisp sound quality. He was followed by Bostonian dubstep and moombahton trio The Bolivian Marching Affair (TBMA).
Then came the most well-known of the three opening acts, Rednek, a London dubstep producer, whose “British accent layered over his grimey drops were driving the crowd insane”, according to Nic Rase, a member of the EDMC. Rednek played popular tracks Nero’s “Crush on You”, Knife Party’s “Internet Friends (You blocked me on Facebook. And now you’re going to die.)”, as well his his yet to be released single “Conspiracy”.
The first ever concert put on by the EDMC was a hit, drawing a few hundred at some points in the night. The visuals were great, with laser lights, strobes, and screens, complemented by a few fans using flowlights.
They saved the best for last, Mord Fustang, who was named the 2011 Breakthrough Artist of the Year just a few days ago in the fifth annual Beatport Music Awards. Mord came on at around 11 p.m. and played an electrifying set that was highlighted by his famous remixes of LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” (yes, he actually turned it into a listenable song) and Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard, and BT’s “In The Air”. He also dropped popular original mixes like “Lick The Rainbow” and “We Are Now Connected”.
After an extremely successful night, we can only hope to have more events like this in the future from the EDMC. Rase, the club member mentioned previously, rated the night a 10 out of 10. “There’s an air of intimacy in that our student organization could set up something considered professional,” he said. “It was a lot of work, but it was a lot more fun.”