I think that was the best Torch we have ever done. I hope it does not come off as egotistical to say that “we have had a LOT of fantastic Torch shows”. We put together an all star line up and they absolutely delivered! We have a HUGE pool of local Atlanta Drum & Bass talent. Over the last 4.5 years, we have had no shortage of amazing local DNB djs to play our show!
I missed Kode’s set. My wife’s work Christmas party was the same night and thankfully, Chris Skylink brought down some equipment and Chris Grass ran the entire stage. It was an odd feeling to walk in and Torch was already going, lol! Big thanks to those guys for setup and Im sure Kode crushed it!
Jamie Sorted is “your favorite Dj’s -- favorite Dj”. Shout out to Armanni for that quote and its 100% true! Sorted has played Torch a number of times over the years and it is always a treat to have him behind the decks! He is the “go to” dj for DNB in ATL for every promoter / festival in ATL and very deservingly so!
Rich Pawn Shop made his return to Torch and to the decks and it was a SLAMMING session. My buddy “Drew from Torch” has been hounding me for more jump up and Pawn Shop delivered in fine style! Back in 2006 / 2007, Rich and Matt Gimpmode (R.I.P.) introduced me to the world of nu jump up with their passion and penchant for the genre. Honestly I had never really cared much about it but those guys brought the rukus with it and it made me a fan! Fantastic set from Pawn Shop and loved those original tunes!
Legion. Logam. CDJs. Guitar. It was one for the books. It was like a DNB rock concert! It was so much energy and everyone was recording videos of Hunter and Thomas forming a cohesive unit of turntable and live instrument. Purgatory is one of the best places to make a set like that happen. From the haunting intro of Legion & Logam’s - House of Cards with Logam strumming along on the guitar to the Bensley - Fandango (????? Remix) with Logam on full shred mode!
Kallan High Kalliber did exactly what I expected, she took that massive crowd after Legion & Logam’s set and held them right there! She locked in and crushed it till the lights came on. I am really excited to see her bringing the passion of youth to the ATL DNB game!
Originally from Philly and firmly planted in ATL, we are so lucky to have Armanni Reign! He is an absolute master at his craft! From my experiences with hosting and mc’ing, I knew we needed to take it up a notch for David and sort out a wireless mic. It really allows you, as the mc, to bring a different vibe to the show and AR absolutely took it to the next level! He can rapid fire, sing along, bring it conscious, and hype up any crowd! He is a 5 tool mc! 100% tenacious on the mic! (Hey Armanni, how about these sports references?) :)
Oh, and by the way, we are LOCKED IN for Purgatory for next year! See you on 1/22 @ The world famous MASQUERADE for the next edition of Torch!