Events

Show Review: Crizzly and CRNKN in College Station, Texas

Show Review: Crizzly and CRNKN in College Station, Texas
Wesley

After my incredible and surreal experience at Meltdown Music Festival I was itching for my next show, and luckily I would only have to wait a few days to see two of my favorite producers throw down in my hometown. I’ve had the opportunity to see Crizzly several times, but CRNKN has been on my “must-see” list since Trap music exploded in the last year. The event took place at Daisy Dukes, the biggest bar/venue in College Station, right next to the Texas A&M campus (Gig ’em). EDM events are always a strange sight here in College Station because of the odd looking mix of girls in tutus and PLUR bracelets clashing against guys wearing Wranglers and boots, but that’s Texas for you.

The opening DJ finished up his set and CRNKN slow-walked up to the stage, grabbed the mic, and screamed “Is Texas ready to get ratchet?!” and judging by the crowd’s response, we were. What took place over the next hour in his set can only be described as pure electronic bliss. He played a virtually seamless mix of bang-your-head trap music and rage-your-face-off dubstep. I was already a huge fan of CRNKN and his remixes, but now he has made my list of favorite live DJs. I also loved that although he is primarily a trap producer, he mixed in a lot of crunchy dubstep tracks to set up for Crizzly, while at the same time giving his set the same feel as his originals and remixes.

Enter Crizzly. This crunkstep-banging Texas native is a favorite here in College Station and the energy in the crowd definitely represented that well. He had a hype man with him and normally I hate those guys, they talk too much during songs and are generally pretty annoying, but this guy was amazing and really kept the energy at a really high level. Plus who doesn’t love a loud black guy wearing a kilt? Yes, he was wearing a kilt. Crizzly played for a solid hour and 45 minutes and in that time he played almost every single song he’s produced (Except his Lost Woods remix, which i’m still a little upset about) and he played them LOUD! At most shows in small venues like this that I go to the most energy is up at the front and then as you go farther back in the crowd it gets more tame. Nope. The entire crowd was going as hard as if they were up on stage and it was AWESOME. I honestly don’t think i’ve ever had that much fun dancing at a show. Crizzly, thank you for throwing down one of the most ratchet sets i’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing.

All in all this was an extremely good show. The only negative aspect was the company putting on the event, Silver Platter Entertainment. The staff or employees that they had running the event were being extremely rude, even going so far as to start a fight with one of my friends. Normally I don’t get offended when i’m not allowed backstage, but considering i’m a friend of Crizzly’s and I work for a large music blog, I was hoping to get treated a little better than “I don’t care who the hell you are, your website doesn’t mean anything”. Shame on you Silver Platter.

“Follow” Crizzly: | Facebook | Twitter |

“Follow” CRNKN: | Facebook | Twitter |

TOP TRENDING MUSIC

Comments

comments

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Events
Wesley
@wesleydickens

I'm a Senior at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Filthy Bass. I am the only Texan, because TSS can only handle one Texan. Use ThisSongSlaps with caution, and always use a condom.

More in Events

flyer

5 Reasons To Attend FRDM Fest In Long Beach

JessikaJune 24, 2016
13344742_892221434238100_7822452986640697719_n

LO’99 Announces First US Tour & Releases Moby Remix

Brian BonavogliaJune 24, 2016
Major Lazer (5)

Shaky Beats Music Festival – TSS Official Review

SeabassJune 24, 2016
13419246_1153253848048990_3348270173549857903_n

[TSS Giveaway] Join The Sremm Life Crew This Friday At CONTROL

JessikaJune 21, 2016
13418380_1269342589757697_6062456115016555246_o

Spring Awakening Brought The Heat To Chicago

Chad HirschJune 18, 2016
dillon-francis-2014-billboard-650

Dillon Francis, RL Grime & More To Headline Breakaway Music Festival

Jeaux BayJune 18, 2016
BigWeekIndependenceDayEdition

Big Week NYC: Independence Day Edition

Brian BonavogliaJune 17, 2016
Splash House 2016 - June

Splash House 2016 Makes Waves With Justin Martin, ODESZA, & More In Palm Springs

Mark JaegerJune 17, 2016
crssd-festival-lineup-announcement-700x394[1]

CRSSD Fest Announces Its Return To Waterfront Park This Fall

JessikaJune 16, 2016
13325726_10154105535486877_6859481986498232846_n

Kick Off Your EDC Week With Alison Wonderland, Stööki Sound, & More At The Chelsea

Mars SartoriJune 15, 2016