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Thumbs up for Bacchanal 3D-X

By Rory Daley

Monday, June 30, 2014    

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ORGANISERS of inaugural summer party Bacchanal 3D-X are pleased with its successful staging at the Mas Camp in St Andrew on Saturday night.

"We have the expertise of putting on these types of events. So we thought, why not try a summer party?" Michael Ammar Jr, director of Bacchanal Jamaica, told the Jamaica Observer.

The Bacchanal Jamaica brand has been exclusively associated with carnival events.

However, Ammar felt it was time to break that mould and launch a new series of summer events. He revealed Bacchanal 3D-X was a pilot for a series of four parties for next summer.

The 3D-X concept of combining three distinct musical styles — electronic dance music (EDM), hip hop, and soca — went over well with the audience on Saturday.

Things got started when promoter-cum-disc jock Kamal Bankay took the stage for an impressive two-hour EDM set. Before long, he had the predominantly young crowd waving their glow sticks.

"I loved the energy from every one, and I especially love the way Jamaica has been responding to the global phenomenon that is EDM," Bankay said.

He was followed by another audience pleasing set by sound system Renaissance, under the control of DJ Delano. Taking on the hip hop duties, the iconic 25-year-old sound system never faltered in providing their trademark 'remixology' to the willing patrons. Delano too was a fan of the 3D-X concept.

"I think it worked well. There was music for everyone in the audience," he said, in the closing moments of the show.

For the soca fans, DJ Richie Ras kept them in high spirits to close out the show in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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