Mad Decent Block Party Recap:
Natalie Pereira | August 21st, 2016.
Mad Decent threw down it’s 4th annual block party on August 19th at Fort York Common Garrison’s, and Love This City was there to give you the full recap. With a line-up that would make all trap-heads swoon, and unite people from around the country, this years event was well worth the wait for this August event. Doors opened at 3:00, where Nova-Scotia native, Bishu, played his first ever set for the MD crowd. Blessing us with some nice trappy-tunes, it was set in stone that the day would just get better and better.
Mad Decent was organized to cater towards the attendes, making the land super easy to navigate and get around. One of my favourite touches was not only the return of some of my favourite food trucks that travel around to different festivals, but seeing new additions to the event like a Häagan-Daaz truck (perfect to beat the hot temperature).
Slushii took over the stage around 4:45, and let me tell you – it was glorious watching people in the front row head-banging to some of todays trap hits. He won over the crowd’s hearts with his curly pink hair tips, and slushed it up, making fans await his next show in Canada (unfortunately not in the 6ix, but we can’t win em all).
UPDATE: Slushii was just added to Flosstradamus’ Toronto show! Grab your tickets here.
Louis The Child was one of my favourites of the day, bringing a different vibe to the crowd, and mellowing it down to a very Flume-esque typa feel. The two of them work together in creating melodic sounds for their audience, keeping the crowd a little groovy and allowing for the perfect change-up in this heavy wub-filled day.
Marshmello made his awaited Toronto debut (he played in Kitchener at Ever After, but thats still not Toronto), as his Canadian #mellogang fans waited patiently to show us some love. Die-hard fans were spotted around the venue with bucket heads on, looking exactly like Marshmello’s mask (bless them in the heat) bopping around to his set.
Last, but certainly not least, Daddy D came down and threw down the biggest booty-poppin set that I have seen in a while (and I like my twerking music). Diplo came through and busted out some of his OG songs like Revolution, and morphed into Major Lazer classics throughout his set, causing the crowd to kick up some sand and get a lil ratchet. The night was going great until Diplo’s set was cut exactly at 11:00pm mid-song, not allowing him to finish off his last few songs and leaving fans kinda pissed off at the abrupt finish.
Mad Decent Block Party was a definite success this year – and can we give a giant shoutout to the workers picking up trash throughout the venue as the evening went on, you guys were the real MVP’s. Big up’s to the crowd for being reasonably less rowdy than last year, making it easier for everyone to dance around without fearing being elbowed in the head.