Empire ATX – SXSW 2014
Empire Control Room and Garage
March 2014 – Another absolutely epic and overwhelming SXSW has come and gone and BASSBOSS was in the thick of it with all of our many venues slammed with revelers and some temporary installations of BASSBOSS upgrades.
Empire Control Room and Garage was deemed one of the best places to be at SXSW 2014 by none other than Rolling Stone who dubbed it the «Best Place to Dance«. Their eight SSP218 Subwoofers kept the crowd there till the wee hours to Skrillex and many other great acts.
From Rolling Stone: «No matter what you wanted to dance to, the Empire was the place to do it. In our handful of trips to the Garage, we moved to everything from Lunice’s hip-hop–inflected beats to Nicky Da B relentless New Orleans bounce and even Cajmere’s «Brighter Days,» a Chicago house classic that predates many of the people who were dancing to it. When that got stale – or more likely, when it got too crowded – the Control Room, a connected venue, made for a nice reprieve, and there we saw everything from Nadastrom’s dancehall and Latin-influenced techno to DJ Spinn and Rashad’s breakneck Chicago footwork during the three days of IHeartComix, Biz 3, Heard and Embrace-curated shows.»