Seattle EDM fans took over WAMU on Friday, January 26 to catch Audien and Jason Ross. The first of the duo’s North American shows took place in Seattle, and we had such a blast.
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YETEP and No Mana started the night off at 7 pm, each with hour-long sets. YETEP is a future bass DJ, while No Mana plays progressive house and techno, and both hail from Southern California. Despite being such an early show, WAMU Theater filled in quickly and felt close to being sold out by the night’s end.
Jason Ross played his set immediately before Audien and showed off many melodic dubstep bangers. He even brought out Seven Lions to preview a new unreleased song, and we love any time Seven Lions makes surprise appearances. His set was packed with plenty to keep listeners engaged, from psy trance to progressive house and plenty of roaring bass. Jason Ross recently released a new song, 21, with Audien, and joined Audien to preview the song later in the night.
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Audien closes out the night
Audien’s set was magical from start to finish. He did not skimp on the progressive house, which always makes us feel great and it seemed like everyone else was vibing too. Audien mixed in a lot of bass house and even some drum and bass near the end, much to our delight.
Overall it was a very diverse set, which we love to see from the progressive house superstar. Some of our favorite songs included his remix of Rumble by Skrillex and recent hits like Antidote feat. Jay Roach and Drifting Away feat. Joe Jury. We also adored his mashup of the emotional ballad Dancing On My Own with Pierce Fulton’s Kuaga, which we first listened to on his Summer Mix 2023.
Audien, aka Nathaniel Rathbun, is 32 years old and continues to put on huge headline events across the USA. Last year he headlined the LA Coliseum Torch venue with his Progressive House Never Died (PHND) event. He has plenty of stops planned for 2024. The LA-based DJ also DJ’ed at EDC Mexico last year, with his set being one of our guilty pleasures to rewatch on YouTube.
Catch Audien next at Beyond Wonderland PNW
The only complaint we had was how loud the bass sounded during Jason Ross’ set. Also, maybe the lack of lasers, even though Audien played a remix of Laserbeam. The show had a low ticket warning beforehand, and it was packed inside. Security moved quickly and there was plenty of room to sit in the bleachers. There was also a lot of space in the bars at both sides of the stages. WAMU Theater continues to be one of the best big venues in Seattle, and we can’t wait for BTSM. BTSM will play two nights in March, and you can grab your tickets here!
If you missed out on this show and seeing Audien, he will be back in June for Beyond Wonderland PNW. He was also supposed to play at last year’s show, but unfortunately, the second day was canceled. We are grateful that he is returning! Grab tickets for our favorite festival at the Gorge here.
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