Nicky Romero Forced to Use Surrogate DJ at Nocturnal Wonderland

Nicky Romero Forced to Use Surrogate DJ at Nocturnal Wonderland

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From 10-11pm, Los Angeles duo Slander, a 5-month-old upstart, played a pyrotechnic-laced set at Nocturnal Wonderland’s Queens Grounds this weekend on Saturday, Sept 6th. The second largest stage at the massive Southern California festival proved to be an appropriate breeding ground for Slander to showcase their high energy, multi-genre set. A short hour later, Nicky Romero, en route from Mexico, had flight delays that forced the promoters to pick an act off of the lineup to be thrown into the ultimate fire – Insomniac’s enormous Labyrinth Main Stage. Slander was chosen for the job, whose sound would blend well on the main stage.
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Slander quickly transitioned from festival house bangers to their own brand of tunes, dubbed “Heaven Trap”, with the support of a roaring crowd that may or may not have known who they were previously. A high energy set from the duo combined with a stage designed by the pioneers of the ‘true’ festival experience proved that, in the right setting, the headliners really are the fans, and big name acts aren’t the only draw. Slander provided with all the bells and whistles behind them produced a set that was no different in quality or energy to Romero’s when he finally arrived to the stage, about 30 minutes late. Cheers to the courage of both Insomniac and Slander, everything happens for a reason and actions like this might be the push needed for an up-and-comer to get the publicity they deserve.
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