As Mad Decent Block Party rolls into San Diego this weekend, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to send-off the summer than hanging with Diplo, Dillon Francis, Jauz, and the thousands of others in attendance this Sunday at the sold out Park at the Park. Highlighted byMajor Lazer and curated by Mad Decent, this weekend’s event marks the first of five remaining shows on the Block Party’s tour of the US and Canada, which began earlier this summer in Atlanta.
With seven acts performing, including tropical house pioneer Thomas Jack, drum & bass heavyweight Netsky, and trap lords Travis Scott, DJ 4B and Metro Boomin – the lineup represents a wide range of edm sub-genres and features talented up-and-comers alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. If you were lucky enough to snag a ticket before they sold out, you’re undoubtedly in for a treat.
Those who’ve seen Major Lazer and Dillon Francis perform in the past know that few acts are able to bust-out such such eclectic sets, or draw such diverse crowds as the aforementioned big guns. Moombathon fans rejoice, as Dillon and Diplo will be sure to spin their fair share – along with the rest of their hybrid trap/dubstep/electro-house anthems. These guys always whip the crowd up into a frenzy, and put on great shows. They really love what they’re doing up on stage, and it shows – subsequently creating a comfortability and cohesion among that crowd that really adds to the spirit of the show.
Jauz’s Sharksquad will be in attendance, looking to ‘squad-out- to his unique brand of future-dub house that never fails to get everyone’s feet moving in the crowd. Jauz as been getting a lot of attention lately, and he, as well as his distinctive sound, are blowing up fast. Who knows, he may even be headlining this event come this time next year. Until then, you certainly don’t want to miss the chance to see him in action this time around. Get ready to wub wub wub.
Thomas Jack is no stranger to a party, and his innovative style of trop-house always projects great feels to the crowd. If you don’t know who Thomas Jack is, or have never really listened to his stuff, this will be a great chance to familiarize yourself and become a fan. I don’t know anyone who’s ever walked away from a TJ show without a smile.
Changing gears from second to third, there’s no doubt that Netsky will get your blood pumping, as his arsenal of fast-paced, melodic kickers are something that is best experienced live. DnB can be a tough sell for some people, but Netsky is a great ambassador for the genre, and proves that it’s not always quite what people expect.
They’ll certainly be no shortage of earth shaking 808s when Travis Scott, DJ 4B and Metro Boomin hit the stage. Trap queens throughout the audience will be dropping their kitties down low to some of the biggest sub-blasting, synth-reverbing tracks in the genre, as these three mix it up.
Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s no reason the party has to stop. Except the party is stopping – in San Diego this Sunday.