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Lights All Night celebrates 2017 in the most 2018 way, with bass and beats

2017 may be in the rearview mirror, but we still can't stop talking about Lights All Night. The quintessential NYE festival for Texas, Lights All Night invaded Dallas Market Hall for another year of music, lights and memories.

Artists donned the 2 stages, named Supernova and Satellite, while fans filled the warehouse style venue for 2 nights of stellar views and tunes. The Satellite stage had an industrial aesthetic with giant water bins as the backdrop giving the visual DJ plenty to work with throughout the nights. Meanwhile, the Supernova stage combined LED panels and lasers creating that festival aesthetic. Just check the photo above for a glimpse into what Lights All Night looked like.

Lights All Night highlighted the best of 2017 while introducing the Midwest to 2018 with the lineup, making it extremely difficult to pinpoint a favorite set, which is why I've settled on 2. Whipped Cream and Tokimonsta had the best sets of the festival, setting the stage for a truly eclectic 2018. Whipped Cream turned Dallas into literal whipped cream, smashing the Satellite stage with bass. Mixing hype samples with her spin of trap, bass, riddim and dubstep, she is making a strong case to be 2018's breakthrough artist with each set she performs.

She embodied her best piece of advice she's ever received, taken from her interview with PRIME:

From my father as a young child. “If it’s got to be, it’s up to me”. That sh*t is literally my motto. You can’t rely on ANYONE but yourself. You don’t have to trust anyone but yourself
— Whipped Cream

You can spot Whipped Cream next in Dallas on tour with Drezo on his Evil Live tour, March 2nd.

Tokimonsta took me on a journey, curating a mesmerizing set of smooth bass, trap and rap that I never knew I needed in my life. A pioneer of the California beat scene, Tokimonsta is just as important in 2018 if not more as she was in 2010. Do not sleep on her Lune Rouge experience.

From Bassnectar to Brothel b2b ESSEX, Ugly God to BlackGummy, AC Slater and Marshmello, it was hard pressed to find a set that fans didn't enjoy. Even with the multiple power failures during Illenium's set, he still managed to perform incredibly.

Destructo's birthday set was irresistible, giving the house-heads in attendance a rare treat that won't soon be forgottan. Ookay showed off his live performance skills shredding on a keytar, while the Ugly God, Smokepurpp and Maxo Kream lineup had the crowd moshing.

Porter Robinson still slays hearts, even without music from his newest project Virtual Self, and Vincent continues to be the dark horse of the bass scene, proving once again that his Alison Wonderland remix of "You Don't Know" is the tip of the iceberg.

What will Lights All Night have in store for us in 2018? Only time will tell. Enjoy the mini recap above and look for the full recap film arriving soon.

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