Concert Review: 12th Planet shakes things up at El Dorado

By: Spencer Handly

For those of you who aren’t aware, there’s a great little venue over on 11th avenue called the El Dorado Cocktail Lounge. Every Wednesday this place transforms into something completely different: Dub Dorado. Dub Dorado is possibly the best dubstep event in San Diego, primarily due to the fact that the lounge brings in stacks of JBL subs to pound the crowd to oblivion.

So now that you have a little background, this past Wednesday (March 23rd) was a local DJ known as Mr. Biggs’ birthday bash, and when I heard there was a special guest performing, I thought almost nothing of it. The entire show was pure energy, with local DJ’s Craig Smoove and Yoshi dropping their first dubstep set ever, Headshake stirring up the crowd and drawing people to the dancefloor, not to mention Austin Speed, Tealong, and the birthday man himself Mr. Biggs, all putting on stellar performances.

With the crowd energy already going through the ceiling, the guest DJ was announced. 12th Planet took the stage, and the crowd went nuts. Fists were thrown in the air and heads started bobbing so hard, I’m suprised nobody broke a neck. Dropping all the best tunes, from his very own remix of “Youth Blood” to the more mainstream “Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown, he kept the crowd going ’till well in the morning. PLUS, he performed El Dorado’s first ever stage dive, and its second, and there was a third, and fourth. Need I say more?

This guy knows how to work a crowd. But of course he couldn’t have done it without the help of El Dorado, with a $5 cover, amazing drinks, a fun-loving crowd who’s there for the music and doesn’t mess around with Kandi (all those crazy rave beads), this is the place to be not only during Dub Dorado, but every night of the week. Don’t miss RAC playing on April 2nd, be sure to RSVP in advance, cause you don’t want to miss this one. It’ll most likely be a chill show, so there’s always Dub Dorado for those looking for that extra injection of adrenaline. Be sure to check out pics from the 12th Planet show at TurboFM