MP3 PREP: 8 Artists to Know Before Electric Forest
As the festival season charges full steam ahead, the preparation for each event becomes a task in itself. Welcome to MP3 PREP, your ultimate guide to navigating the pulsating world of music festivals.
Electric Forest is just around the corner and the anticipation is almost unbearable. With so much talent to dive through, MP3 MAG is here to provide insight on a few artists to get excited about before your departure.
Here are the 8 Artists to add to your Electric Forest schedule:
Lee Foss, the co-founder of the Hot Creations label, was shaped by the Chicago rave scene and a chance trip to Ibiza. He and Jamie Jones, whom he met on that trip, formed a successful partnership that led to their Hot Creations label. His recent remix of “To Be Real” with Wuki and Cherly Lynn underlines his talent for creating dance hits from well-known originals.
Dixon’s Violin is back for this year’s Electric Forest. His improvisational violin playing and unique looping system offer a show that’s ideally suited for the Electric Forest atmosphere. To sample his style, check out his album, From the Forest, which features recordings from his Electric Forest 2017 performances.
Shadowglow, Flipturn‘s debut album, has made waves in the indie scene. This will be their first Electric Forest appearance. The band’s energy-filled performances are catching the attention of the festival circuit, making Electric Forest the perfect chance to see them live.
Black Carl! has enjoyed substantial success with his bass-heavy alias in the recent years. Drawing inspiration from Must Die!, VCTRE, and the late CharlestheFirst, he has proven he’s here to stay in the music industry.
Later this year, Black Carl! hits the road for LSDREAM’s headlining tour. Aside from his Electric Forest performance, you can find him supporting Eazybaked during the official pre-party hosted by EVOL Afters in the GA Campgrounds.
Established in London in 2016, Kerala Dust blends elements of psychedelic rock, blues, and techno. Their latest release, Violet Drive, a rhythmically dark journey inspired by the European Autobahn, is sure to intrigue Electric Forest attendees.
DJ Topgun, an LA-based house music maestro originally from Cleveland, OH, offers an underground warehouse rave vibe. His recent work, City of the Freaks, will be an ideal warm-up if you’re planning to add his set to your Electric Forest itinerary.
Apashe, known for seamlessly fusing elements of electronic, classical, and orchestral music, promises a full-form sonic experience at Electric Forest 2023, featuring a live brass ensemble. His tracks have been featured on franchises like Fast & Furious, John Wick and Kingsmen. Apashe has also dabbled into the commercial side with Adidas, MLB, MTV and more. His versatile sound structure will take on its full form during Electric Forest as he’s created a live brass ensemble experience.
Fans of the Deep, Dark and Dangerous label will be thrilled to see TRUTH making their debut at this year’s festival. Known for their deep dub sound and highly sought-after merch, TRUTH promises a riveting performance.
Prepare yourselves for what will be a feral performance from the kings of low-end bass.
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