Das Energi Festival is already being hailed as one of the best curated lineups of the season. After the initial headlining quadruple whammy of deadmau5, Dillon Francis, Kaskade and Rezz, there was nowhere to go but up.
After the full lineup was released, we definitely weren’t disappointed. From trance to melodic, bass to house, this festival covers all the bases. The headliners are great, but there are tons of awesome sounds waiting to be found away from the main stage too. If you haven’t heard much from the artists below, we highly suggest you check them out.
We selected five different sets – with five very different sounds – that you shouldn’t sleep on.
There hasn’t been a lot from k?d. The Miami producer is barely in his 20s, but his breakout single “Lose Myself” made it on the Billboard Dance charts. A majority of his releases fall under the melodic, synth-house genre. But a few surprise tracks – including a collar with fan-favorite and Das Energi headliner Rezz – have taken the artist in a surprising industrial direction.
NGHTMRE b2b Snails
The two artists have reached national festival acclaim on their own. It’s only a guess what their sonic compilation will bring. NGHTMRE’s more melodic approach mixed with Snails‘ extra crunchy sounds will certainly be a highlight at Das Energi Festival this year.
The Anjunabeats prodigy just released his debut album this spring. He gets regular airplay from trance megastars like Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren, and for good reason. The young producer has an ear for what makes his genre great. His remix of Seven Lions’ “Higher Love” has made waves at trance and radio shows across the country.
An old-school producer from York, Rusko started with dubstep and drum-and-bass singles in early 2006. He had a brief stint with Diplo‘s Mad Decent label before leaving with the intention of releasing his music for free. He has’t seen a full album release in over five years, but his singles and EPs have been on a steady roll.
The British progressive house artist has released bootleg remixes for over 15 years. He’s released tracks with a variety of artists like deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris. His releases span across a variety of notable labels – Chicago’s iconic Trax included. Stop by his set for some top-tier electro grooves.
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