Fresno – Resolution 2017 Recap

by | Jan 12, 2017 | EVENTS, REVIEWS

Did you have a good Resolution 2017?

New Year’s Eve offered many good options along the West Coast with acts like Above & Beyond, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Morgan Page or Zedd from Washington State on down to San Diego. But instead of doing the usual, I sought out an event not in the minds of many EDM fans. Hours away and sandwiched between two huge markets – SF and L.A – Fresno, CA isn’t a destination type but stems a very strong community that passionately supports its local scene.

K-Lin presented its 5th annual NYE celebration with Resolution 2017 held at the Chuckchansi Ball Park, home of the minor league baseball team Fresno Grizzlies. Though K-Lin has been the main key foundation of the Fresno scene in over half a decade, this event was my very first ever in this city. Being an outdoor event, one of the rumblings via social media was the weather. It was expected to be cold around this time of the year but forecasted rain was the main concern.

K-Lin addressed the issue by having all three stages under the upper deck bleachers with heat lamps. Though the rain had subsided by the start of the event, the chilling temperature stayed put but didn’t stop the antsy partiers ready for 2017.

In my 20+ years of partying, I have never been to an event as unique and quite neat in its layout as Resolution 2017. Thru the main entrance, the party occupied the left side area of the concourse. Walking in, you were introduced to a small stage setup where local talents were on display featuring an eclectic mix of house, electro, breakbeat and progressive. Further down, the two main stages – trance and hardcore – were setup in entry ways between concession stands.

The line up consisted of Tydi, Sean Tyas, Darksiderz, Betsie Larkin, Skellism, Niko Zografos and more. I spent the majority of my time in the trance stage and the vibe was on point. Never having seen Betsie Larkin, I was amazed by her set and even more by her live vocal cover of “Faded” by Alan Walker. She sounded so beautiful. Tydi took us into 2017 with a high energy set while Sean Tyas closed out the night as he knows best. Very humble and grateful, Tyas took time to mingle and photo-op with fans during his set. Not much a fan of hardcore sound, I was struggling between Tyas and Darksiderz for the closing hours as Darksiderz just knew how to keep the crowd jumping and yearning for more.

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Resolution 2017 was a very fun party to attend for a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. I came ready for the weather which did not seem to deter the hardcore partiers in their tank tops and t-shirts nor was Tydi in his white tee. The Chuckchansi Park was an interesting place to hold an event where shows like Electric Fairy Tale have taken place. Hopefully next time, I’d like to come back for one of their summer events and see the park at its fullest potential.

Happy New Year 2017.

-Jawn Gee.