Visages kicked off their North American tour with a USB full of heaters that kept heart rates elevated all night.
Last week The Black Box Celebrated its seven-year anniversary with a week full of amazing shows. Some of the hottest names in the game graced the Denver venue including N-Type, Bok Bok, Schmoop, and Lone Drum. The show that took the week by storm though had to be Visages with support from Chef Boyarbeatz and Sin7 b2b Froztwr3ck.
Visages broke the seal on their long-awaited North American tour, touching down in Denver as the initial location on a heavy run of shows yet to come. Some other stops include Apocalypse Zombieland in Long Beach, Flash in Washington, and The Ground in Miami. This side of the globe has been dying to get in on the action of catching the French Quartet’s sensational frequencies on a proper system, and the hype reached peak levels.
The lineup was constructed with the perfect energy to properly warm up the attendees with plenty of heater dubs. Normally a crew of four, Visages’ debut only had one of the members present, but he brought the energy of each member to the forefront with force. The building was shaking from the rafters to the floors the entire night from start to finish and added another monumental night to The Black Box’s legacy.
Sin7 b2b Froztwr3ck started Friday night with plenty of 140 dubs that any Black Box regular could appreciate.
Once the doors opened, the low frequencies were rolled out on a platter. Cracking the night open, two Denver locals, Sin7 and Froztwr3ck, paired up for a b2b worth showing up early for. The cohesive connection between the two was obvious the second the first transition came to fruition. Being locals, the duo knew to provide the people with plenty of low-end sounds that the Black Box’s system showcases the best.
Chef Boyarbeatz served up large heaps of heaters to his fellow Mile High City residents from start to finish.
Recently moving to Denver, Chef Boyarbeatz had a point to prove to the local scene. Stuntin his musical library left and right he included some IDs from big names like Hamdi as well as playing fan favorites such as “Steady Slurkin.” Chefin on the decks is his specialty, and he served a hearty feast fit for royalty. A highlight of the set had to be when a few of his fans were going in hard in the paint in chef aprons cooking up all of their best moves.
The anticipation was high because it was about time for Visages’ North American debut to begin.
Viewing the debut from the intimate bass-couch section with my friends was just the cherry on top of the already insanely amazing night. When you’re lucky enough to snag the bass couch, you have the chance to be practically right on the stage, viewing the artist comfortably in your own private suite. The instant Visages locked eyes with an enticing smile aimed at the crowd it was obvious we were all in for a wild ride.
Venturing through many different genres, he landed on 140 and DNB the most, and that’s exactly what everyone had hoped for. The crowd let out several hoots and hollers as he played out many of their 1985 Music releases, including “Démon” and “From Lead to Gold.” Pure bliss was felt when “Sunshine Mystery” played out, and the whole building swayed in synch to the soundscapes. Another memory from the night that stuck with me was whenever the French producer’s cute bass face would giveaway each mental transition he was prepping to rinse out.
On top of many classics, there were several VIPs that I personally never heard of before that kept even the OG fans on their toes. Visages brought 1985 culture back to the Box once more and started off the North American tour with an undoubtedly perfect set. The entire night was seamless, and The Black Box’s seven-year anniversary deserved nothing less.