I knew when I was walking into EPROM and G Jones‘ North American B2B tour at Brooklyn Steel that it was going to be unlike any other show I’ve seen as of late.
On January 19th, forward-thinking sound designers and left-field bass artists EPROM and G Jones took to New York’s Brooklyn Steel for a powerful show that fully met all of my expectations. The warehouse-esque venue was a perfect fit for the black-and-white visuals and scintillating red lights that beamed throughout the night.
LA’s Ana Sia set the stage by transforming her minimal four-on-the-floor sound into an appropriate opening set filled with brooding deep dub, halftime drum and bass and a set that vibed perfectly all the way through. I have to admit that I was pretty bummed when it was over, but I was 100% ready for EPROM to take the stage.
Coming off his solo Drone Warfare EP and the collaborative Acid Disk EP with G Jones, I knew we were likely to hear more tracks from the former; and I was right. He wisely opened with “Drone Warfare,” which I found to be a perfect choice–the low-end frequencies vibrated throughout Brooklyn Steel before a brain-melting drop demanded the audience’s attention. His entire set flowed extremely well, and he even dropped some ‘secret’ remixes and unreleased SHADES to raise the bar.
After a quick changeover, G Jones came forth and the energy quickly shifted. Reaching into his arsenal of DJ weapons, we heard everything from unreleased G Jones, to his “Lavender Town VIP,” to even some of his Bassnectar collaborations. It seemed like he performed a well-versed set filled with old favorites and new surprises.
The highlight of the night, though, was undeniably the finale; EPROM and G Jones indubitably left the best for last. The special B2B set was filled to the brim with unreleased music, including the highly sought-after “Humanoid 2.0” from EPROM and ZEKE BEATS. If you’re heading out to catch any of the remaining cities on the tour, you’ll definitely want to come early and leave late.
Overall, the entire show at Brooklyn Steel was a clear-cut example of why and how EPROM and G Jones have accumulated such a die-hard fanbase. The tour was curated well, the sets were perfectly crafted and the B2B was just the cherry on top of an already spectacular night.
Check out the rest of the tour dates and grab tickets here.