REVIEW: ZOMBOY @ ROSELAND THEATER, SEPTEMBER 13 2017
Written by Tariq Abdellatif on September 17, 2017
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Zomboy stopped by Portland’s Roseland Theater on his Rott N’ Roll North American Tour with his openers Eptic and Xilent earlier this week. This was an all ages event brought to you by Double Tee, Chapter’s Alumni & Dead Nation Presents. This was an 18+ event brought to you by Double Tee and Disco Donnie Presents.
Opening the show was heavy bass DJ’s Xilent and Eptic who both got the crowd pumped and ready for the dubstep legend himself Zomboy. When he finally hit the stage ravers and head bangers yelled with excitement and after the first beat drop to his song “Biterz” the entire crowd was instilled with a new life purpose and that was to break their necks head banging.
The performance included Zomboy staples such as “Nuclear (Hands Up),” “Vancouver Beatdown” and “Deadweight.” Other jams were thrown into the mix that took the crowd on a musical trip, infusing moments of synthpop, trance, moombahton, dubstep, even an electric guitar.
As the clock struck midnight, Zomboy had to wrap things up. After closing with a remix of The Chainsmoker’s “Don’t Let Me Down,” Zomboy walked off stage, yet the crowd begged for more. Zomboy hesitated before making his way back to the turntables. To everyone’s dismay, the venue had already started shutting things down. With an apologetic face, Zomboy promises to be back for autographs to a very satisfied Roseland Theater.
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