We’re officially at that point in the weekend where we’re almost on the backend and still going strong. We’ve been grinding all week and networking the best way we know how - getting our product into the hands of the people that need it most. Saturday was a big day - leading off with the Young Money pool party at Red Bull Guest House. This was hands down one of the more fun lineups this weekend, breaking away from the typical electronic music seen almost everywhere. Lil’ Wayne was accompanied by ?uestlove of The Legendary Roots Crew, Hudson Mohawke, DJ Mannie Fresh, and some surprise guests. The music played across multiple genres from rap to trap to hip-hop and even some disco.
?uestlove filled his set out with a bunch original samples which transitioned into the songs we know and love. DJ Mannie Fresh played a bunch of his early 90’s work, which hit us with a wave of nostalgia. When he played “Still Fly” by the Big Tymers, every millennial who remembers middle school dances started singing along immediately. Nobody was ready for the storm that was about to hit when Lil’ Wayne finally came on to perform a medley of every song you could possibly want to hear. He even brought DJ Mannie Fresh back out onstage for a classic rendition of the song "Go DJ." The place was absolutely packed and not a camera wasn’t in the air as people tried to catch any quick glimpse they could of Weezy. It was our favorite day of the week and want to thank Red Bull again for putting such an awesome lineup together.
Our night at Ultra started with the debut festival performance of Get Real - the new powerhouse duo of Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet. Just seeing these guys by themselves is a treat but together, they took it to another level. It was appropriate that as we were walking up they were playing Green Velvet's song "Voicemail," which had by that point turned into one of the theme songs of the weekend. The stage they were performing on was something of a steam punk podium in the middle of a crowd. It shot fire out of the top and was surrounded by metal tree structures that poured out smoke. Definitely one of the top sets of the weekend. We can't wait for a chance to see them again.
We finished out the night the same we we did every night last year - going to see Carl Cox perform on his home stage. Smiling from ear to ear in typical Carl fashion, he pumped out hard-riding, 4 on the floor house music for the masses. Carl had some custom product waiting for him in his tour bus that night. He's a huge fan of our product and he even uses them under his motorcycle helmet when he rides. On the way out of Ultra, we stopped by the boat party out back to grab a couple drinks and to let the hoards of people leaving clear out. After some great music and free drinks, we made the mission back to Guest House to go to the final night of RBGH Breakfast Club with DJ Harvey and Dixon.
We walked through the doors to the groovy sounds of DJ Harvey, as he threw down some cuts of disco and funk. This was obviously a nice way to transition into the deep house vibes Dixon would be gracing us with. We danced the night away, got our last bits of delicious food and left there with a great sense of closure. We will be dreaming of the Breakfast Club until next year.
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