And in all honor to its name: it was Loud! For the second time this year, B2S transformed the newly built RTM stage in Rotterdam into a house of madness and ecstasy. With 10 extreme Raw battles in 10 hours, the organization once again delivered an event to remember.
The new RTM stage in Rotterdam is basically just a fancy upgrade for the well-known Ahoy! It is built for the perfect concert experience with sublime sight lines and state-of-the-art acoustics, and therefore definitely one of the upcoming indoor festival venues in the South Holland region.
The entrance hall is already huge, with lockers, tokens, and the first bar already in eyesight after the security check. There was a separate smoking area, a food area, EHBO, as well as excellent sanitary facilities with zero waiting time! The black ceiling and wood-paneled walls finalized the whole fresh look of the venue!
There was only one stage, but on the other hand: double DJ performance with the Raw Battles. The big advantage: No need to hurry from stage to stage in order to see your favorite act, and no risk of missing out on anything! The stage itself had these huge animated screens behind the decks, as well as several light panels on the sides of the wall. There were plenty of bars, a crazy laser show, and, most importantly: Clean and crisp sound, heavy bass, and an awesome crowd!
Unfortunately, due to some health issues, Voidax wasn’t able to battle Sub Sonik for the opening of Loudness. Luckily the upcoming DJ-Duo Radianze was able to take over his spot and deliver a fantastic first set of the day.
13:00 – 14:00 Sub Sonik vs. Radianze
14:00 – 15:00 Cryex vs. Adjuzt
15:00 – 16:00 Bloodlust vs. Mish
16:00 – 17:00 Aversion vs. Deluzion
17:00 – 18:00 Radical Redemption vs. Rejecta
18:00 – 19:00 Act of Rage vs. Killshot
19:00 – 20:00 E-Force vs. Imperatorz
20:00 – 21:00 The Purge vs. Element
21:00 – 22:00 Regain vs. Scarra
22:00 – 23:00 Major Conspiracy vs. Barber
Hosted by Nolz
CRYEX vs. ADJUZT
What a Duo. Cryex opened the battle with literal “Madness” and closed with his Cryogenic collab “Cryexgenic.” In between, though, the crowd certainly went wild with Adjuzt‘s “In my Zone,” and “Echoes,” probably his most popular track so far. Also, his brand-new collab with Warface “Levitate” gave the fans the energy to go hard. He set the bar for his future high, and we are curious for more!
BLOODLUST vs. MISH
Mish brought the female touch to the stage on Saturday and played some of her most famous tracks, like “Into the Night,” “First Blood,” and “Authority & Justice,” as well as some of her collabs with Sickmode, of course, like “Rave Love,” “We burning the Dancefloor,” and “You and I.” Bloodlust countered with “How will I know,” “Falling Down,” his collab with Unresolved “Lonely,” “I want your Body,” and “Samurave.”
Unfortunately, Mish had to leave right after the set at 16:00 in order to get a flight – we hope you made it, girl!
ACT OF RAGE vs. KILLSHOT
Act of Rage kicked off the set with “Sun Go Down,” followed by Killshot‘s “Lock and Load.” The battle continued hard with Act of Rage‘s “Road Rage” and “Dirty,” “Mean Machine,” and his collab with Rejecta “Homicide.” Killshot fought back with his ‘”Fat Beat” collab, “Bring the Beast out,” and “Zo Niet Jij.” The highlight probably was, though, when they put the battling aside to play their Act of Rage & Killshot collab “Day for Night.”
THE PURGE vs. ELEMENT
It’s time to go a bit harder. Element performed “What I am” as the Rotterdam edit, perfect for the venue and event location. This little tweak makes fans shout: “This is Rotterdam” instead of “This is what I am.” The Purge countered with his unreleased Zatox collab “The Future,” which fired up the crowd even more. But also “Fantasyland” and his other collabs “Gameplan,” “Planet Circus,” and “Dancefloor Slayer” did, as always, not disappoint.
All in all, certainly a party to go to again! The vibe, easy travel, line-up, and powerful sound system made a perfect mix for a great event. Next on B2S’ party agenda: Supersized Kingsday on the 27th of April. Don’t miss out on celebrating the most important Dutch holiday with them heavy kicks and true oranje spirit!