The alien-like Void Incubus landed for it’s first show in Leeds on Saturday night, for dubstep DJ Youngsta’s club night brand, Contact. Held at the 1,300 capacity Vox Warehouse, this was the Incubus’ largest event yet on home soil, but it still had plenty of headroom and was tickled by the Powersoft amps all night. The artists on the bill for the night alongside Youngsta were Icicle, J:Kenzo, Vivek, Skeptical, Commodo, Nomine and SP:MC.
Although the room at Vox is pretty cavernous with a long decay time, it wasn’t long until the room was packed out with people to improve acoustics. This allowed the system to play up to its strength, putting a smile on everyone’s faces. The DJs were kept equally happy with an Air Motion system, which would be just as at home in front of 400 people, but it meant they had plenty of headroom.
The feedback that we’ve had from many artists is that the Incubus plays extremely true to what they originally intended their tracks to sound like. Due to the no compromise approach across the frequency range, the sound that it’s capable of producing is an extremely immersive, all-encompassing experience that allows people to truly appreciate all the nuances of the music being played through it. Our chief engineer, Jonny Wharton, gives his take on things.
'I simply love taking this system out to large scale dance music events. The part I love the most is during sound check when people (generally artists and promoters) are standing in front of it and ask "How can it be so loud and intense, yet we can still have a conversation at normal level?!" I say - accuracy my friend, accuracy is the key to Incubus!'
Youngsta was very happy with the result, leaving this tweet for our MD, Kyle Marriott, “Thank u to @t0astygh0st for the incredible sound system last night”. SP:MC, the MC for the evening, who is no stranger to high-end club sound systems, was pretty gushing with his thoughts about the Incubus system:
“Maximum respect to Neuron Pro Audio. Their Void 'Incubus' rig is the best system I've played on in a very long time. Possibly ever. Shouts to all at Contact in Leeds yesterday - we had an absolute blast playing on this monster! Raw power yet so clean over the entire frequency range! Look forward to playing on this again later in the year Outlook Festival.”
It certainly set bar high for the first Contact outside of London and for UK bass music events in general. We looked forward to working with the Contact brand in the future and will no doubt see many of the artists featured last Saturday out in Croatia in September. The next Contact will be at Village Underground on Friday 28th February, featuring Youngsta, Icicle vs. Proxima, J:Kenzo, Mumdance, Biome, Kursk and SP:MC.