Dubstep invades local club scene

By Alex Carlo | gargoyle@flagler.edu
Photo by Alex Carlo

Steve Palazzo, a Flagler College alumnus and local disc jockey, joined forces with his “Common Enimies” at Two Hundred Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Two DJs, four turntables and 12,000 watts of sound pumped through the crowd as the neon lights scanned the dance floor. Along with Palazzo, the event also featured DeeJay Natural and DJ HU of Classic Blends, a local production company.

Dubstep, the once underground form of electronic dance music, is becoming more mainstream with the rise of its popularity. Its heavy drum and bass and distorted beats make it a favorite for the current club scene.

Gary Atkinson, a technician of Eclipse Pro Audio, provided the sound equipment for the event.

“This is different from the past, there is no doubt about it, but this is a new generation,” Atkinson said. “As music has progressed through the years, the younger generation has really adapted to certain styles of music. There’s an art to it.”

Scott Cooper, 23, from Jacksonville said, “It’s a very aggressive style of electronic music where the goal seems to be to make the song as ‘nasty’ and ‘dirty’ as possible.” He added, “some songs in the genre sound almost impossible to dance to, but the DJs did a great job blending dance elements in with the dubstep sound and it really seemed to work for people on the floor.”

Overall, it was another successful performance by Palazzo and his crew. To hear more from him, tune in to WFCF 88.5 Flagler College Radio on Thursdays from 7 to 9:30pm for Subliminal Messages Radio. For more information visit www.subliminalmessagesradio.com.

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