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Headliners and More Showed Seattle a FreakNight to Remember [Review]

People dressed in halloween costumes at Freaknight Festival
Photo: Turk Photos

It’s been a week after the annual FreakNight Festival at WaMu Theatre. We hope that everyone had an amazing time because we definitely did! To cure your post-FreakNight blues, we have decided to do a recap and picked 3 of our favorite sets of the night to keep the good vibes going.

Our first pick is a crowd favorite electro-house dance music DJ and record producer, Steve Aoki. Recalling last Friday night, we could still hear the sea of festival goers chanting ‘A-O-KI, A-O-KI, A-O-KI’ during the beginning of his set. The Miami-born DJ brought the party to the Twisted Big Top as he played banger after banger. Some of the songs he played included his track in collaboration with MARNIK, titled Bella Ciao, as well as other hits such as Mayhem, Delirious, and What We Started.

Photo Credit: Vanessa M. Crestejo

Aoki also paid tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington by playing his remix of One More Light. He played one of his most popular tracks, a collaboration with the South Korean boyband The Bangtan Boys (a.k.a BTS), called Mic Drop. Following that, he dropped his third collaboration with BTS and newest released track, titled Waste It On Me.

Check out the track below:

Even after being caked by Steve Aoki, the crowd was still hungry for more, and what better to keep the Halloween party going than bass and trap heavyweights, Yellow Claw? The Dutch DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam has been a dominant force within the dance music scene since the early 2010s. Known for their ground shaking live performances, they have headlined countless festivals worldwide and do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. They have also been responsible for crafting some of trap music’s biggest hits.

Photo Credit: Vanessa M. Crestejo

During FreakNight, they dropped major hits such as Beastmode, Do You Like Bass, Don’t Stop, and Stacks. To balance things out, they also played a few moodier selections, like Both of Us and Waiting. One major highlight of their set was the duo dropping their unreleased track, KAOLO Part 4.

Check out the duo’s newest album below:

We figured that Marshmello received the memo that Seattle is known to love its heavy tunes as the unofficial the bass capital. After starting off his set with Zomboy’s Like a Bitch, we knew that we were in for a bass-heavy treat, especially when he dropped a notorious bass head favorite, The Wonky Song.

Photo Credit: Vanessa M. Crestejo

Marshmello also kept the night fun by incorporating songs from different genres such as The Killers’ Mr. Brightside, and Sicko Mode by Travis Scott into his set. He played some of his most popular songs including his collaboration with Ookay and Noah Cyrus, titled Chasing Colors, as well as other songs like Fly and Alone. He closed the set by playing his new release and chart-topper in collaboration with Bastille, Happier, leaving us wanting more but nevertheless, happier.

If you haven’t listened to the song yet, treat yourself to the music video below! (Even if you have, still watch it again because who can resist a storyline featuring an adorable golden retriever?)

It’s safe to say that this year’s FreakNight was a huge success, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s!

Who was your favorite set from FreakNight 2018?  Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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