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- Asked by Anonymous
We’re a week removed from Hardcore Synergy 2014. Personally I’m still exhausted from the weekend, and wondering how it’d be possible to do more than one of these shows a year. That said, I really hope those of you in attendance to this year’s Hardcore Synergy had a good time. Planning for next year’s show is already under way, and if our trip to Japan next month is any indication of how massive things might be, well… just wait and see.
But I’m not really here to tease about next year, instead I wanted to talk about this year’s show. Some of the things we think we could have done better, some things that were a pleasant surprise, and a bit more of a look in to the process of how Hardcore Synergy has evolved so much over the past few years.
- DJ Line-up
This is something we can discuss until the end of time, but when all is said and done, it’s up to us to make the best possible line-up. Having JAKAZiD up first to open the show disappointed a lot of people, since the line to get in was a pain as always and prevented people from seeing his set. We always like to have our Japanese guests book-ended by other talent, like last year when we opened with DJ SymBiotiX and DJ Mesophunk, and closed with SuperJack!. For 2014 we elected to have JAKAZiD open, and we were slated to have Sidequest close the show, but due to the late start, DJ Noriken was our closer for the night. This is another thing we could have done a bit better, place Noriken earlier in the show, I mean, he made our anthem for this year’s show, he should have not been our closer, but he still gave us a hell of a show, and we thank him for that. We also felt like we could have put Cranky up earlier in the night. But overall we’re satisfied with how the line-up played out.
- Sound check problems
We got a few bits of feedback regarding the sound of the show, with some people having difficulty hearing the show. This is what we get when we rush the sound check, introduce a VJ to the show, and don’t get all the time we normally hope to have to test everything out. Thankfully this wasn’t the LMC incident of 2012, but that’s no excuse for the sound being what it was.
- Cranky’s set
After the show, we got to tell Cranky that his set felt like a love letter to Bemani fans, and allowed the show to come full circle. We’ve all been music game nerds for the longest time, so to hear stuff like V, Gold Rush, and Red Zone played live, it was one of the most surreal and amazing moments in the history of Hardcore Synergy.
- Including a VJ felt like a major addition
muratA Yuzi put on a hell of a show all by himself. After six hours of work, we’re kind of upset with ourselves that we couldn’t give him a break of some sort, or wish the show was earlier so that he wasn’t so exhausted the next day.
We’re always striving to put on the best possible show in conjunction with Anime Central. We do this out of passion for the artists and the music they produce, sometimes at great personal expense, but to see people have such a good time, really makes it all worth it.