ARTIST: Jack Beats presents ‘The Revolution Tour’
SUPPORT: Jack Master, Marcus Nasty & Ranking, Rattus Rattus
VENUE, TOWN: Concorde 2, Brighton
DATE: 3rd March 2012
FIVE WORD REVIEW: Unadulterated, Uninterrupted Dub & House Marathon
MAIN REVIEW: In an attempt to revolutionize (see eponymous tour name) their live performance and the way dub step and house music is brought to the masses, the dynamic duo Ben Geffin (The Mixologists) and Niall Dailly (DJ Plus One of Scratch Perverts fame) have teamed up with the masterminds behind Deadmau5 and Daft Punk’s live productions, The Bionic League to create ‘The Revolution Tour’. The tour aims to take the live experience for the audience one step further with ‘seizure-inducing’ visual effects and a unique social media element, where fans can upload photos of themselves on Facebook to appear on stage with Jack Beats throughout the performance.
Half-way through the UK leg of the tour, tonight the atmosphere is electric. The crowd is active and social throughout the warm-up djs, with the doors opening at 11pm and Jack Beats not due on until 2am there’s a flow from the bar to the stage to the back bar. A special mention has to go out to Marcus Nasty & Ranking who are insane and manage to gather a fair crowd throughout their set. As the expected hour draws near, the crowd begins to thicken with a sudden surge forward when the bright white ‘Jack Beats’ sign is switched on, announcing the much awaited arrival. With no introductions, the duo plunge straight in with irresistible electronic sounds and an impressive selection of quirky graphics projected behind them.
After ruling the festival scene last year and taking over the clubs with a residency at Fabric, Jack Beats have built up a considerable fan base with their remixes as well as genre-bending original tracks making waves on the musical scene. Throughout the entire set the crowd are fully involved in the sound, with a strong sense of a party atmosphere. With people on each other’s shoulders, crowd-surfing and striving to get to the front, immense tracks like Big Boi ‘Shutterbugg’ Remix, ‘All Night’ and ‘Get Down’ shoot the energy forward.
The set is intense from start to finish, like a festival or club event you are dancing and skanking until the very end! The duo do not fail to impress and although the much acclaimed visual elements do add to the general performance it is the dirty beats, insane remixes and a new approach to electronic house that fire up the crowd into the wee hours of the morning. Check out their website or myspace for their latest tracks, they will not disappoint!
– Jessica Osborne Lax