On New Year's Eve I came back to Circus Afterhours for one of the most anticipated events all year where they featured such DJs as Jaytech, Wezz Devall, Leon Bolier, Heatbeat, and Hollow Earth. I actually got there at around 1:30 am because I knew that I was in for a very long night!
Here were the set times that I attended for the night:
1:30 am - 3:30 am - Jaytech
3:30 am - 5:00 am - Wezz Devall
5:00 am - 7:00 am - Leon Bolier
7:00 am - 9:00 am - Heatbeat
Jaytech set up the night perfectly with his smooth beats and ephemeral mood that he manages to create. He can take you on a nice blissful adventure with his well crafted sets. Then Wezz Devall came on and upped the tempo by a LARGE margin and proceeded to drive the dance floor nuts.
Leon Bolier was the best set of the night in my opinion as he brought in a great mix of melodic tunes and downright dirty beats and baselines that really got me moving. I'm so impressed with Leon Bolier's set that I would go and travel to any reasonable amount to see him again. If he ever does come to Ottawa he is not to be missed!
The night ended for me when Heatbeat took the DJ booth. By that time I was pretty worn out after 6 hours of dancing and listening to some great music but I enjoyed his set nontheless. Heatbeat used some dubstep elements into his mix which was actually quite welcome by that point. I ultimately left after half of his set because 6-7 hours is about the max I can take in any event.
Overall I'd like to thank Circus Afterhours for organizing another fantastic event where I was exposed to some new talent that I won't soon forget. I should mention that I paid a little extra for the VIP tickets (only $25 extra on top of the original ticket) and it was worth every penny. The main selling point for me was that I was able to hang out in the VIP area where you rubbed shoulders with other DJs and were able to have a PERFECT view of the of the DJ booth from behind.
Here are some pics from the event:
Wezz Devall (left) and Leon Bolier (right):