On Friday February 24, the first in the series of Bacchanal Fridays started off in top soca fashion with thousands of patrons gyrating the night away at the new and more spacious Mas Camp, now at Stadium North, with the ‘Future Shock’ theme resonating all around.
This “Lift Off” party began with musical mastery from Trinidadian/New York-based DJ Back to Basics, followed by an outstanding showing from DJ Bambino, fresh from Trinidad’s carnival celebrations. In true ‘Trever Off Key’ style, Bambino had the crowd pumped and hyped for his entire set.
Following the ceremonious opening of the Camp, it was back to the party with DJ Back to Basics who had the crowd eating out of the palms of his hands. His experience and prowess as a top deejay was on display as he expertly guided the crowd through the hits of 2012 to old favorites as far back as the 1990’s, briefly blending in hot dancehall hits that brought the crowd to fever-pitch. He ensured that there was non-stop partying throughout the night and at the end of the fete, the crowd begged for more.
This is Back to Basics’ fourth visit to Jamaica and for him carnival in Jamaica is special because, “It’s really unique to see the overwhelming response to soca in a reggae country. Soca music is embraced in all cultures but especially here in reggae island and that’s always amazing to see.” He also reminded the crowd that his fellow Trinidadian performer Kes the Band would be performing live at Bacchanal Fridays on March 2. DJ Smoke from Renaissance Disco will provide the musical stylings for the night.
Among the many fans and supporters of the event, Digicel Brand Ambassador Tifa, FAME 95 FM’s incomparable DJ, the Captain Collin Hines and Miss Jamaica World 2001 winner, Regina Beavers were some of the celebrities spotted enjoying the music and vibes of the evening.
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