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The Alchemy Tour marked the perfect end to festival season (DMNW Review)

Were you at the Gorge in October this year? The legendary venue increased their festival season to hold an event for Seven Lions, Slander b2b Nghtmre, and The Glitch Mob. Insomniac Events and USC Events worked with Gorge Staff and Live Nation to host the event.

We planned smart for the cold weather. People had multiple layers, blankets, and beanies. The rave gods smiled on the Gorge, as we were gifted no wind on the festival site. Not to mention the pulsating dubstep, trap, and psy-trance that kept us warm all night, and a surprise set from Jason Ross as the sun set over the Columbia River.

Seven Lions headlined the event with the last set of the evening. He took the stage just after 10:30 p.m. and ended around midnight. One of the PNW’s favorite adopted sons, he was able to expertly mix heavy bass and dubstep songs fluently into psy-trance. What an insane combination of tracks that he chose. Notable songs included December, a Dreamin’ X Clarity mashup, and a remix of Above & Beyond’s Sahara Love.

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Slander stood on stage with their lifelong friend NGHTMRE, as they showed the Gorge what they are about. We love Slander and NGHTMRE, and then when they were together it was next level. NGHTMRE has such a great ear for music while Slander knows exactly how to throw a killer party.

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Over the last few years they have stepped back from the microphone and have let their high energy music speak for itself. Did we mention that Slander brought their Atom Stage to The Gorge? Don’t know what that is? We got you covered.

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The Glitch Mob were certainly the wild card on this lineup. As per usual, the trio performed everything in Ableton Live, making for a unique performance to say the least. They started right after the sun went down, and we all know how the The Gorge changes a little after sundown.

The Glitch Mob brought the Pacific Northwest to a state of pure hype. With heavy drumming, they dipped into the corners of bass music, trap, and beyond. They ended with their traditional Skullhead, off of their masterful Love, Death, Immortality album.

It was so much fun last weekend. We saw strong support from Seven Lions and Slander’s fanbases. Conscious Crew saw a welcome return after they weren’t involved during Bass Canyon or The Group Therapy Weekender.

What was your favorite set? We want to know how you combated the cold weather! Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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