Unpacking Black Tiger Sex Machine’s Church on the Rocks

Unpacking Black Tiger Sex Machine's Church on the Rocks

As the congregation settled into Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Black Tiger Sex Machine prepared for a one-of-a-kind Sunday ceremony on October 22nd. This event was not only a showcase of their upcoming album, PORTALS, but it also marked the trio’s long-awaited reunion for one night in Morrison, Colorado.

BTSM History

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Black Tiger Sex Machine consists of members Julien Maranda, Patrick Barry, and Marc Chagnon. Since their formation in 2011, they have captured the EDM community’s hearts. Known for their enigmatic stage presence, they wear illuminated tiger helmets during their sets, adding an air of mystery to their performances.

BTSM incorporates elements of both electro-house and dubstep into their music. This combination can create a dynamic and energetic sound as each style complementing one another, allowing for a diverse and captivating sonic experience. 

Renowned for their distinctive live performances, they use a central mixer, launchpads, and drum machines. All contribute to creating an immersive experience. These elements are complemented by intricate lighting setups and LED features integrated into their distinctive helmets, enhancing the overall visual and auditory spectacle of their shows.

They also operate their own independent EDM record label known as Kannibalen. The label is home to several notable artists, including Apashe, Dabin, and Kai Wachi.

Support Lineup

Ruvlo started the night with his magnetizing energy. Coming from the underground, he has been leaving his mark on the bass world. His heavy bass set brought so much energy out of the crowd and set them on a course that would carry on throughout the night. Rulvo also invited Jansten on stage to play an unreleased track! 

Veil delivered a face-melting set of deep bass best described as a dark and cryptic soundscape that flowed incredibly well. She not only captured attention with her creative original tracks but also left the audience spellbound with her meticulously designed visuals.

YOOKiE took the stage and delivered an enticing set that seamlessly merged different genres such as dubstep, hip-hop, and melodic bass. Their special sound had everyone on their feet as they reinvented popular EDM songs to suit their heavy style.

Kai Wachi unleashed a surge of power during his set, igniting a frenzy of headbanging among the crowd. His performance featured a relentless series of dynamic drops and thunderous bass, keeping the energy levels at their peak. Notably, he also brought Dabin on stage to deliver their latest single, “Hollow,” adding an extra layer of excitement to the already thrilling show.


To support PORTALS, BTSM embarked on a tour across nine states starting in March 2023. Throughout this journey, they received unwavering support from Kai Wachi and featured other artists, including Drinkurwater, Wodd and Izy Vadim. 

As BTSM graced the stage, the crowd erupted in excitement, eagerly anticipating the trio’s reunion. This marked the tenth and final performance of PORTALS before the album’s full release later this month, adding an air of anticipation.

What happened next was a slip to another dimension, enhanced by their post-apocalyptic visuals, which depicted the transformation of a character named Naomi. She stepped through a portal, emerging as a utopian version of herself after being defeated by AI zombies.

The set flexed BTSM’s most ambitious tour production to date. The mesmerizing spectacle included an array of lasers, spotlights, LED boards, and pyrotechnics that left fans in awe. The crowd roared as BTSM delivered popular hits like “Cheatcode,” ”Die a God,” and “Zombie,” setting the stage ablaze with each high-energy track. 

BTSM seamlessly weaved a tapestry of genres, smoothly transitioning between dubstep, drum and bass, classical elements, and more, resulting in an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. Their performance was a testament to their skill, leaving the crowd exhilarated and thoroughly entertained. 

As the show reached its conclusion, the trio took a moment to express their deep gratitude for the unforgettable night. They reflected on their remarkable journey, having starting as childhood friends in Montreal with big dreams before reaching the heights of their careers. While Marc may no longer tour, the trajectory of BTSM continues to ascend, promising an exciting future with even more to offer.

Photos captured by Kyle Brim

BTSM Brings The Movie Experience II To 1st Bank Center

BTSM Brings The Movie Experience II To 1st Bank Center

Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine, better known as BTSM has been on the forefront of the dubstep electronic music scene for quite a while now. Additionally, BTSM own the label Kannibalen Records, which has signed top artists such as Kai Wachi, Apashe, Dabin and more.

One year ago, BTSM had their movie experience I show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Following after, on May 7th, 2022, BTSM brought “The Movie Experience Live Show Chapter II” to 1STBANK center in Broomfield, Colorado. Alongside Black Tiger Sex Machine was Hairitage b2b SWARM, Reaper, Jessica Audiffred, and Lucii.

The openers

At 2pm, individuals started to lineup outside of 1STBANK center in hopes of receiving a floor wristband. Every individual was excited to go to Church and seen in Black Tiger Sex Machine jerseys and other merchandise.

Doors opened at 7pm, and attendees were ready to get food, drinks, and merchandise. Kicking off the night first was Hairitage b2b SWARM. The two brought major heat in their b2b playing dubstep and other genres that set the tone for the evening. By this time, the floor was starting to fill up.

Next up was Reaper, who followed Hairitage b2b SWARM major heat. Following afterwards was Jessica Audiffred who blew everyone’s minds away with each drop, and remixing top artists like HE$H and Monxx. Individuals were noticed to be headbanging and in moshpits.

The last opener before BTSM took the stage was Lucii. She had a wonderful blend of melodic and heavy dubstep, as well as her own vocals and songs.

The Movie Experience

Attendees were seen inching closer for the perfect view as Black Tiger Sex Machine started their unique intro. Starting off, BTSM played a small clip that led attendees to yelling in excitement. They played a mixture of dubstep, house, and other genres that got the crowd hyped. Major songs BTSM played from their newest albumOnce Upon A Time In Cyberworld were Cheatcode with Hairitage and Hyro The Hero, “Deathstalker featuring Yookie, “Sleepwalker with Ryan Perdz, and Utopia featuring YMIR. Also, Black Tiger Sex Machine played part of G JonesIn Your Head ” single and other remixes of top electronic dance music artists.

Throughout their whole set, every person was seen dancing and moving in pure bliss. There is no doubt, Black Tiger Sex Machine brings a unique experience for attendees each show with their mind-blowing visuals and video clips, lasers, and even fire. Additionally, after the show, BTSM announced they were meeting people at the rail, everyone rushed over there to talk to them, get signatures, and take photos.


Black Tiger Sex Machine, Hairitage b2b SWARM, Reaper, Jessica Audiffred, and Lucii brought their all with pounding basslines, heavy dubstep and other genres, creating the perfect night for everyone. Party Guru Productions can’t wait to see where each of these artists go next and hope to see them back in the bass capital soon. Follow BTSM‘s socials down below to keep updated with their music and tour.

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