Review: Victor Calderone – 1/19/2018
The techno DJ from Brooklyn, New York brought his old school sound to Bassment in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he played to a packed house on January 19. The EDM scene in Charlotte has steadily been growing over the past few years. Shows at Bassment range from Trance to Bass to Techno. The underground feel, coupled with amazing talent like Victor Calderone, has made it a fan favorite within the Charlotte dance community. Check out some great footage of the event here:
A Night of Techno
Down the stairs into Bassment is a dark and narrow room that gets louder and louder as the night goes on. There is one bar in the venue as the DJ plays on the back wall. Getting up to the front can be a bit of a challenge but everyone has a chance to get right on the DJ booth. They can watch the artists work, which gives the venue a very intimate feeling.
This feeling played right into how Victor approached his set. Coming onto the decks on the back of both very well received opening sets by Kev and Greg P, Victor used the momentum and slowly worked his own music in. Before long, the club lights were turned way down. There was a deep red glow coming from them, and the crowd started dancing to some very well delivered Techno.
Playing lots of his own songs, as well as a few remixes, Victor kept the energy up and really fed off the crowds energy. Victor played several songs from his own ‘Matter+’ mix. He also played tracks from last years ‘Inside’ EP and “Witches” by Irregular Synth and Tom Hades.
The songs were mixed into a two-hour set which really did not have any low-energy areas. One track, in particular, that got a great rise out of the crowd was the Dablexx remix of “Secret Sounds” from DJ Toga. Some tracks Victor played are featured in the video above, “Z-Beats” by Mark Broom, and “Motorway 3style” by Mr. Taumatic.
The mix of music and vibes were great, along with an upbeat and friendly crowd. Bassment has been hosting shows from different artists with the help of the Aurora Productions. The venue was able to attract artists like Nathan Barato, Craig Connelly, Gene Farris, AC Slater, Ardalan, Dosem, and Justin Martin. With their help, the venue is looking forward to an equally exciting and busy 2018.
One thing that was unanimous among the crowd was that the venue fits Victor’s style very well. The darker, more underground feeling of Victor’s Techno-set really felt at home at the venue.
Be on the lookout for an exclusive OneEDM interview with Victor Calderone the night before his Charlotte set.