This past Friday, December 18th, our beloved Webster Hall turned into #SlugzCity, as vomit-step producer Snails left a trail of slimy, grimy, FILTHY bass that left every single person in attendance with broken necks (due to the levels of headbanging) and their ears ringing. One word to say how Snails did? he sNAILED it.
Before you even entered Webster Hall, there should’ve been a box of free neck braces at the door so that everyone could take one because after Snails and Herobust threw down, neck braces were most definitely required. The vibes of Webster Hall were like any other on this night: left and right people were decked out in Snails apparel. Jerseys, snapbacks, bucket hats, “vomit-step” crewnecks, you name it, but it was a given that everyone has been preparing for this to-be epic night for a long, long time. To say I was ready to go IN was an understatement, having been done with all of my finals the previous day and was looking forward to celebrating by getting a heavy dose of bass in my face. Everyone was crowding around the stairs leading up to the main ballroom floor in anticipation and eagerly waiting for the clock to strike 12 and for the security guards to let us in, and then once it was time to head upstairs, the crowd literally stampeded up the stairs and onto the main floor to enter Slugz City.
The night finally begins, and is it a bird? is it a plane? Nope, but it is a hero; and that hero is none other than Herobust. Young Herobust completely BLEW the roof off of Webster and threw down the most killer set, featuring the biggest, baddest, bass-heaviest tracks that got the whole crowd whomping, head-banging, moshing and letting every care they had fly right out the door. Dropping tracks like Boombox Cartel‘s ‘B2U‘, ‘Core‘ by RL Grime and Jauz‘s ‘Deeper Love‘, Herobust brought out this indescribable energy because there wasn’t a single person in the crowd that wasn’t giving it their all and going absolutely insane; especially after he dropped this ID remix of the filthiest trap anthem in the game right now, NGTMRE‘s ‘Street‘. There was no one else that could have been more of a perfect support act and opener for Snails than Herobust because after his set, I had to make sure if I was still even properly functioning.
Citizens of Slugz City, it was time. King Snails, with his signature two-tone blonde and brown hair, emerges on to the stage and all the little snails start crowding around getting super hyped to see the man in action. Before I even knew what was going on, smoke cannons were blasting, everyone was screaming “OHHHHHH!”, trippy “Free The Vomit” visuals were on the screen and my ears were being filled with that “vomit-step” sound, triggering automatic head-banging. I literally felt like I entered bass heaven, and Snails’ one-of-a-kind sound is something that will just stun you when you hear it live. I assure you, if you thought that you ever reached your peak of how hard you can go, guess again, because once you see Snails live, you will set a new standard for yourself. Everyone was whomping in unison to the sounds of “vomit-step” and the Nyan
CatSnail visuals, and suddenly the Snapchat filter of the vomitting rainbows came to reality for every person at Webster that night. He just completely slayed, there is no other word to explain it, and he was so untouchable that not even SALT could affect this Snail (Get it? Because salt weakens snails?). Banger after banger after banger sums up the tracks Snails dropped, including Skrillex‘s ‘Bad Man‘ remix of the Ragga Twins, the Getter remix of Snails’ track ‘Pump This‘ with Herobust and one of my absolute favorite tracks of all time (seriously, drop this and I will lose it), which is the Cesqeaux remix of Moski’s ‘Dopest‘. But the track that I was PRAYING he would drop was the VIP remix of his collab with Big Gigantic ‘Funk With Me‘, which he did, and all I can say is that I’m currently writing this as I’m icing my neck because Snails left a trail that the citizens of Slugz City will never forget.
If Webster was the kick-off show to the #SlugzCity tour, then we can’t even begin to imagine what the other shows will be like. See if your city is lucky enough to get Snailed on the rest of his tour:
1.15.16 w/ Habstrakt | The Regency | San Francisco, California
1.16.16 w/ Wuki | The Ogden | Denver, Colorado
2.05.16 w/ Boombox Cartel | 930 Club | Washington D.C
2.19.16 w/ Ghastly | Elektricity | Detroit, Michigan
2.20.16 w/ Ghastly | Upstate Concert Hall | Albany, New York
3.05.16 w/ Must Die! | The Intersection | Grand Rapids, Michigan
3.11.16 | Terminal West | Atlanta, Georgia
3.12.16 w/ Must Die! | TLA | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania