At the Gravity Art Space in Quezon City, the DJ-drummer superduo Motherbasss, which comprises of Nix Damn P and Macky Brillantes (of the hip hop ensemble Stick Figgas), celebrated their decade of mayhem with their close friends last Friday! Roxy Modesto, a superb saxophonist who appeared during Motherbasss’s set, Ron Henley, Red-I, Extra! Extra! and DJs from Very Done were just some of the acts that were brought together by Motherbasss to create a full and diverse lineup of acts that took place across two stages.
The evening was rich with a variety of atmospheres, from spectacular paintings to diverse reverberation. The night was a resounding success. It’s like several forms of art and culture were mashed together into a moment in life to remember.
The inception of Motherbasss was an interesting story, as Nix and Macky went to the same grade school and even college, albeit they weren’t close and only met on night outs on occasionally. I suppose fate got in the way one night while they were out with mutual friends. They caught up on one other’s musical preferences and ideas over a drink, jammed out, and had their first gig a week later.
Some random angles from the venue.
It is not every day that a creative tandem like Motherbasss gets the opportunity to commemorate ten years of being a force to be reckoned with while keeping it perfectly preserved and being true to their concept. Ten years of trial and error, and they experienced both success and failure along the way, but in the end, they were able to maintain their competitive edge in an industry that is always evolving.
In addition to the release of their album “Infinite Afternoon” and their role as Air Jordan Manila ambassadors, the following are some noteworthy accomplishments that Motherbasss has accomplished throughout the course of the past decade.
Sinulog 2013 – 2016
Masskara 2014 – 2016
Kadayawan, Davao 2016
Dinagyang, Iloilo- 2020
Opened for Martin Garrix @ Forever Summer 2015
Nike NBA Player Entrances – (Lebron, Kobe, Kevin Durant)
Headlining show at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 2014
East Asia League Fest in Macau w/ JCon, Minzy Gong, MC Jin 2018
Infinite Afternoon album 2021
Jordan Manila anniversary EP 2021
Very Done’s first self produced big event Double Down, 2022
Very Dangerous Very Done Ensemble (full band w/ Very Done artists Motherbasss Extra Extra, Average Bri) 2022
Kia Beats festival (w/ 50 pc orchestra 2016)
7107 International Music Festival w/ Kendrick Lamar, RHCP 2014)
Red Bull Tagged 2013
Hennessy Artistry 2014, 2015
One Vibe PH Independence Day Festival w/ Laidback Luke, Apl De Ap 2014
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