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IsoKnock4 Seattle Event Review: Two Nights of Bass House Bliss

Pain is temporary, Isoknock is forever. History was made in May at the Wamu Theater, with Seattle hosting the Isoknock4: Four locations of ISOxo and Knock 2 performing together as Isoknock! ISOxo & Knock2, both based out of San Diego, California and signed to RL Grime’s Sable Valley, have been performing together since releasing sets online during the pandemic and debuting their live performance at Hard Summer 2022. After performing as Isoknock at Coachella to rave reviews, ISOxo and Knock2 announced four locations of Isoknock4 in 2024, starting with Seattle. Under The K Bridge Park in Brooklyn, NY will be followed by two more dates yet to be announced. Isoknock will also perform at North Coast music festival in Chicago later this year. After the Seattle date quickly sold out, a second Friday night date was added which also sold out.

The duo blew expectations out of the water after packing the house for two nights in Seattle’s Wamu Theater. Los Angeles based production company Brownies & Lemonade set the stage with deep and dark vibes featuring opening sets by local favorites Four Color Zack and R-Squared. Friday featured RemK and a high energy set from Devault, with Saturday night featuring a lively bass house and DnB set from New Zealand’s 33 Below. Genre bending Texas based Wavedash rounded out the supporting act lineup on Saturday.

After a brief pause, floor to ceiling shadow images of Knock2 and ISOxo were reflected onto an enormous curtain, with ISOxo’s signature headdress ears standing out and the performers hyping up the crowd. The enormous curtain dropped and Isoknock was revealed to excited cheers. A rectangular DJ booth was set up in front of a large shaded light with hanging lanterns and featured videographers filming live and projecting each performer’s face on two large screens. This format allowed everyone to view what the performers were doing and made it feel like you were up close to the DJ booth – no matter where you were standing! It was quite refreshing to be able to see the artists so easily and not have to stress about a tall person blocking your view. Bleachers were available if your feet tired, and there was plenty of space to dance each night despite each night being sold out. Security was an absolute breeze, with enhanced security measures resulting in a seamless entry process where you didn’t have to remove your phone or keys.

The show was a full production featuring lights, lasers, fire and pyrotechnics, CO2 cannons, an enormous curtain of showering sparks and a lighted catwalk that outlined a “hype-pit” directly in front of the DJ booth. Performers became one with the crowd when circling via the hype-pit cat walk, bringing even more energy to an already uplifting show. Isoknock performed expected hits including Dashstar* along with a remix of Chase & Status’s DnB hit Baddadan, new music that they had debuted at Coachella and other IDs. Each night featured live auto-tuned vocals during the performance of unreleased collaboration “4evr in a trance”.

We wont give too much away about the details of the show, but will tell you that it is worth the money and that you really need to experience the energy of this show for yourself! One of the most endearing parts of each night was the gratitude that each performers showed during the conclusion of each set. You could tell that each night was truly something special to each performer, even though Knock2 jokingly referred to themselves as “not Zhu” when thanking the crowd one night. Brownies & Lemonade spared no expense with the sound system, lighting, supporting acts and live video effects throughout the show. Isoknock4 in Seattle was two nights of bass house bliss that couldn’t have been any better.

isoknock seattle was a spectacle unlike anything else we’ve witnessed in dance music. 2 unreal sold out nights at wamu theater. isoxo & knock2 transformed a dj show into multi layered, high energy performance reminiscent of stadium rap shows. these kids are on another level. -Brownies & Lemonade

Isoknock continues on after Seattle to:


Curious to know more about ISOxo and Knock2? Check out 88rising’s mini-documentary on YouTube:

Curious to know more about Brownies & Lemonade? Check out Nest HQ’s documentary on YouTube:

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