July 8th, 2013
Among all of Blueprint Events’ flagship events, there is now one more thing Vancouver has to look forward to every year and that is FVDED In The Park. After its hit debut last week, Vancouverites are begging for the next time they get to let loose in the hot sun in Stanley Park. With a huge Canadian lineup, Vancouver danced their way through the night as each DJ hit the crowd with track after track. The sun was hot, the crowd was eager, and Blueprint Events were prepared to take on their first show at the Malkin Bowl, which turned out to be a big hit.
Warming up the crowd with progressive and electro anthems, Vancouver’s Felix Cartal made his impression early in the night. Incorporating some of his newer work and teasing his newest single, Young Love, that’s set to come out with his new EP in early August, Felix Cartal led Vancouver to an exciting start to their night.
Leighton from Adventure Club then took the stage with a full burst of energy, as he always does. Never disappointing, Leighton got the night started with Animals, which proved to be an explosive start to an amazing set. Adventure Club then played a massive dubstep remix to Above & Beyond’s Sun and Moon, which had everyone singing before the ferocious climax. Leighton then switched it up and added some trap elements into his set and it was obvious the rising genre continues to please most electronic music fanatics. The energy level in everyone spiked and everyone was ready for Zeds Dead.
With everyone on their feet, Zeds Dead got started with a bang. With people’s hands in the air, the duo opened with their remix of Ellie Goulding’s Explosions as Vancouver took in the atmosphere of the Malkin Bowl. Transitioning into their new hit, By Your Side, the duo relaxed the crowd with their trademark, smooth style of bass music before transitioning into their remix of the Jimi Hendrix classic Purple Haze. The track’s iconic lyrics were shouted out in unison which brought the entire crowd together for a special throwback moment. Zeds Dead went on to play Coffee Break, White Satin, and their new remix of Nina Simone’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood throughout their set.
FVDED Wedsedays have become one of Vancouver’s most anticipated nights. Blueprint Events continues to showcase some of bass music’s biggest names and FVDED’s outdoor debut last week was no different. Truly an innovator when it comes to Vancouver nightlife, Blueprint continues to reign supreme when it comes to dance music events in Vancouver.
Carly Jensen / @Cjensen8