Review: DJ Fresh
PUBLISHED: 09:18 02 December 2011 | UPDATED: 14:01 02 December 2011
As the MC enters from the right to prep the Waterfront crowd for the next 40 minutes, DJ Fresh appears in his pyramid of synthesizers, samplers and song-making genius; not speaking once himself, Fresh expresses himself through his intense 'next-level' sound.
His music is almost a hybrid genre utilising the fast tempos and rhythms of drum and bass, and the instrumental choices of a pure dubstep artist.
The subs were put to their test for the first part of the night where there was no support act but rather an entourage of hard-hitting tunes, reminiscent of when dubstep first hit the scene back in London in 2005.
The five on stage after the initial mood-raiser, called their act ‘Fresh Live’, they featured a guitarist, a drummer, the MC, Fleur on vocals and Fresh himself.
Though the half an hour of drum and bass was full of energy and movement, it was only just over half an hour, which isn’t enough time for any artist to show off their full potential to their crowd: it only gives time for seven or eight songs and limits a performer’s time spent on audience interaction therefore leaving the crowd feeling a bit unloved.
Luckily for ‘Fresh Live’ they used their 40 minutes to optimum effectiveness and with maximum impact.
With dubstep being an electronic genre, Fresh is keen on his technology; he stood in a pyramid made of neon lights, among endless amounts of costly looking keyboards and, of course, a Theremin.
On the whole, Fresh Live made a short but rememberable impression on the tireless, bass-hungry party animals of which the crowd consisted.