A few weeks ago while in Chicago, I had the pleasure of seeing an Eptic & Habstrakt b2b. Now, I hadn’t seen a good dub show in quite a while, and the Chicago show brought back my love for it. You can then imagine my excitement when I saw that Eptic, Skism, and Laxx would all throw down not far from where I live at Beta.
Now, I’ve been to my fair amount of shows at indoor venues, especially beta, and without a doubt, Eptic, Skism, and Laxx had the place packed to fire code. It seemed as though every way you turned, there were people making their way towards you. It certainly made for an interesting time with a camera. More than a few mosh pits formed, but each time I bent down to change a lens, immediate people around me were watching my back to make sure I wasn’t stepped on. This surprised me, not because the same people who protected me would have thrown me into the mosh pit, but because there are many people who frequent Beta that couldn’t care less about who was in their way. Those who turned up for this Friday night Beta show, they were my favorite kind of concert goers.
Not only were the people great, but the music and how it sounded through the speakers shook your entire body each time a heavy bass was dropped. The crowd danced and head bang in unison, singing to their favorite remixes. From the opener !Tyro through Laxx, and Skism’ set, the party just got better. Ending with Eptic was just perfect as he laid down plenty of new tracks just for our ears. It’s been a while since I heard a bottom to top amazing lineup, but everyone killed it at Beta. Check out this Never Say Die tour if you can, and if you can’t, try again.