Heads were packed deep as the Respect crew celebrated its thirteenth year as North America’s most successful drum & bass weekly. Starting things off proper, club resident Clutch brought on the flashbacks before handing things over to Grid bad-boy Rawtee, who never fails to impress. After easing into things with some thick and chunky b-lines, Rawtee had the crowd begging for more as he started dumping cut after cut of twisted basslines and chest-stomping beats.
By the time stateside don’s AK1200 and Dara stepped up to the decks there wasn’t a body in the house that didn’t have their hands in the air, ready for the final rinseout. Without any hesitation, the inimitable duo turned up the heat and went straight for the jugular, determined to squeeze every last ounce of energy out the dancefloor. With MCs XYZ and Dino holding it down on the mic all night long and the legendary 119 Sound crew cracking skulls on all the hardcore junglists in Room Two, by the time the lights came up it was clear to all that drum & bass was alive and well in the City of Angels.
With such a huge outpouring of support for a crew that’s been putting it down for over a decade, there’s no doubt that Los Angeles continues to be one of the premiere destination for drum & bass artists and fans across the globe. Be sure to keep it locked on the newly relaunched Respect website for up-to-date info and weekly photo galleries to help you relive the mayhem from the week before.
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