Adam Mckinney of Twofold asked for a moment of silence before mesmerizing a small audience in Chicago, his friend Jordan Roche had just died. In that silence, those in attendance remembered the filthy drops of Barron that will never be forgotten.
Mckinney opened up before his set about how much Jordan meant to him and how he influenced him as a producer.
Barron was very influential for me growing up. Me and my buddy D-Menace would both bounce tunes that he sent us back and forth and we would just go crazy over them. They were so heavy, so angry but he was such a nice kid though. His tear out style was just amazing and his sound design was crazy and the fact he did most of it with reason and malstrom is impressive. In 2011, 2012 I really appreciated his music and it really helped me. It was very energetic and rhythmic. I’m definitely playing three or four of his songs tonight, they always go off. When I got the text from my manager, it was hard to hear, it was hard to believe.Jordan will be immortalized through his music, he definitely blessed the scene.
Many more artists showed their love for their fallen friend, including Datsik who released a ‘Rest in Paradise’ compilation of Barron’s music on his record label to immortalize his incredible style.
Barron’s death showed just how vibrant the dubstep scene is, but it is also thriving scene. In a recent interview with UKF, Rusko and Caspa revealed that they don’t feel the pressure that circumvented dubstep in the past and now feel that the dubstep scene has solidified into a group of enthusiasts who still get down to heavy drops. They said they felt free to do what they wanted, which was a sentiment shared by Flux Pavilion who recently said he is collabing with Doctor P again. Mckinney believes that dubstep is alive and well, with the proof in the crowds.
A lot of people say that ‘Dubstep is Dead’ but I think it’s just found its place in EDM. Big room, same thing, people say it’s dead but it’s just found its place in EDM. It’s not the flavor of the month anymore but it still goes off live.