Words: Miljan Milekić
The third day of the festival brought one of the easiest choices ever for all bass music fans. One and only – Noisia took over the Main Stage with their massive ‘Outer Edges’ set. Completed with insane visuals, the set was easily one of the highlights of the festival, and another confirmation of Noisia‘s legendary status.
The Dutch trio wasted no time. They started strong, dropping tracks from their latest full-length combining them with some of the earlier works and remixes. Tracks like ‘Mantra,’ ‘Could This Be,’ or ‘Tommy’s Theme’ sound insanely massive with ‘Collider’ and the remix of The Prodigy‘s ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ opened up huge mosh pits. Visuals were at a high level during the whole performance, so perfectly synchronized with the music, that some people even raised the question of the set being pre-recorded. And even it was, fuck it, it was insane.
The next act to hit the stage was the UK trio Foreign Beggars. Known for the biggest wall of death in the history of the festival, the hiphop / bass group came back for more. And they delivered. In little more than an hour, they touched all phases of their career, dropping banger after banger, and even bringing Sunday’s headliner Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to the stage.
Along with their own music, Foreign Beggars also touched on their I Am Legion project, a collaborative effort with Noisia. However, the biggest chaos was during two of their other collabs – ‘Contact’ and ‘Shellshock,’ as well as Skrillex-produced ‘Still Gettin’ It.’ I couldn’t really see if they broke the record for the biggest wall of death again, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. “Braced venture, Beggars destined to ride the storm…”