Texas is widely known for its rich country music scene, but, dance music in the Lonestar State has seen a rapid growth in popularity within the last two years. Last weekend, the hallowed ground at the World-Famous Lizard Lounge, in Dallas, was shook to its’ core as two of bass music’s rising stars, Wooli and Trivecta, came through as part of The Voyage Tour. Being in Dallas, at the time, we had to check it out as the tour would not make a journey through the Pacific Northwest. Wow, were we impressed! Not only by the performers, but the crowd as well!
Kicking off in August, The Voyage Tour is Wooli’s debut headlining tour since he exploded onto the EDM scene in 2016. It’s been a busy late Summer/early Fall for the upstate New York DJ/producer. In between tour stops, the Briddim Boy threw down at Bass Canyon and Lost Lands while collaborating with Excision on an EP, cementing his status as one of the most sought-after names in bass this year.
With a capacity of slightly over 1,000 guests, fans filled the Lizard Lounge to the brim! An 18+ venue, we saw plenty of Wooli jerseys, Excision shirts, flow toys, glovers- even vapes, all items that are typically banned at some of the big name clubs around the Pacific Northwest.
Up-and-coming DJ/Producer Jordon Warez got the night going by serving up some heavy bass, to include a little Whipped Cream and Slander. We quickly found out the Dallas crowd LOVES Slander, because as some of their tracks played throughout the evening, everyone was singing loudly- word for word!
Wooli’s guest on the Voyage Tour, Trivecta, would take things to another level, playing opening with an unreleased tune followed by Excision and Sullivan King’s Wake Up before transitioning into the world of psy trance! One heavy drop, after another, Trivecta had the crowd going wild- so much so that, at one point, he took to the mic to praise the Dallas crowd, adding “Let’s make sure building is around when Wooli comes on!” before playing some of his signature melodic bass- to include his massive remixes of Illenium’s Fractures, and Dabin’s Alive.
Fans were treated to multiple guitar solos from the Tampa-based artist as well, which included a slick cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train before transitioning into Tommy Trash’s and Sebastian Ingrosso’s classic Reload. One of the most creative sets we’ve seen all year, we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Trivecta.
Sirens were sounded, and a countdown began, as Wooli took to the stage to close out the night. Known for his take on riddim (“briddim”), we thought the roof was going to blow off the lounge during the first five minutes of his set! Wooli opened with Lockdown, one of his collaborations with Excision, before dropping all the headbanging bass we could handle!
His visuals were rather fun, as there always seemed to be some kind of demonic Wooli mammoth on the LEDs. That wasn’t the only treat either, as Wooli would bring Trivecta back out, on stage, to perform Island, their collab with Seven Lions.
Wooli would bring the tempo down, at times, to play some melodic bass of his own- to include a few unreleased goodies! One of his final tracks delivered a goosebump-inducing moment of the night. Flanked by Trivecta and Warez, Wooli played Ran-D’s infectious remix of Zombie. The crowd sang along, word for word, as the night ended in emotional fashion as Wooli gave thanks.
Dallas, like Wooli, Trivecta, and Warez, is on the rise and it’s time for the dance music world to take notice. If the Voyage Tour is a preview of what’s to come, we can’t wait to see what all three artists do next!
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