For several years now, UKF has been dominating the bass music scene overseas, throwing huge shows all around Europe and releasing new songs via their highly successful YouTube page. The tastemakers have been successful in giving exposure to tons of artists who are now household names, and when they book their shows they provide the same level of excellence in their talent selections. For their first ever show in the US, UKF brought together an all star line up of bass fueled talent, Chase and Status, Borgore, Dirtyphonics, Gemini, Delta Heavy, and Bare Noize all under one roof.

The line up itself could probably fill a full festival, but instead each artist was given one hour, one after another, to put on their best set. A huge LED screen behind the artists provided visual entertainment, synching up everything from hilarious’ video clips for Borgore’s set to music synched equalizers for Chase and Status. The pure level of talent in the room was truly astounding, and there ended up being a little something for everyone. Chase and Status and Dirtyphonics are drum and bass all stars, Gemini’s new music borders on electro and trance, which was highly evident in his set, and Borgore brought his signature style of hardcore yet hilarious dubstep. Perfect example: an hard hitting remix to viral R&B song ‘Smell Yo Dick’.

The quick turnover of DJs made sure that no set dragged on too long. Not that anyone would have cared if Borgore or Chase and Status decided to play until 6 in the morning, but for a show spanning 6+ hours, sometimes you need a change of pace. This gave the whole night a showcase like feel. It was like UKF was teasing ‘look at all this great stuff we have!’

If that was the intention – it worked. It’s clear the guys at UKF have a real taste for music, and if they are ready to bring it all to the United States then I am more than excited. They’ve definitely left a good impression in the minds of New Yorkers, and I am sure everyone is waiting for the next show announcement.