Underrated Artists of EDC 2018
By: Ade Ramos
The electric sky is calling our names people! EDC Las Vegas is getting closer each and every day. I am so excited to be going back under the electric sky to see my favorite artists live as well as check out some new artists. If you’re going to EDC this year take my advice and try to not only check out big name acts like Excision, Rezz and Illenium, but also branch out and check out some of the blossoming talent that is growing in the electronic dance scene. Here are some underrated artists I am excited for and will definitely be checking out. Highlighting a couple artists for each day and across different subgenres to give you a diverse lineup to choose from as well as some honorable mentions to give you tons of options. This EDC lineup is huge so I couldn’t just narrow down and give you one or two options ;)
Alpha 9 - Quantum Valley Stage (Trance)
Russian born DJ/Producer ALPHA 9 also known under his other alias ARTY lives to take listeners on truly transformative and memorable audio experiences. His progressive trance sound has led him to release seven new singles in 2017 with over eight million streams in just a few months. Step out our of your comfort zone and let Alpha 9 take you on a musical journey.
Chris Lorenzo - Sonic Bloom Stage (House)
Chris Lorenzo is one of the house DJs I am most looking forward to at EDC. I saw him open at Crush Arizona 2016 and was immediately immersed into a funky and groovy atmosphere. His song with Chris Lake titled “Nothing Better” will have you shuffling along as well as his tune with Hannah Wants “Rhymes” and “Nightmares”. See you on the dance floor if you hit this set.
Whethan - Cosmic Meadow (Future Bass)
If you want an all around good vibes and happy set, go to Whethan’s set. I have been wanting to see Whethan since I first heard his remix of Sensations by Elohim. I watched his set at Coachella on the livestream where he brought out Walmart Yodel Boy which was crazy. Not sure if the Walmart Yodel Boy is making an EDC appearance but Whethan’s set will still be fun if not more.
Other artists to check out: Astrix (Trance), Dateless (House), DJ Stephanie b2b Lady Faith (Hardstyle), Dombresky (House), Eptic (Dubstep), GG Magree, Jack Beats (House), Jordan Suckley Presents 3Fect (Trance), LO’99 (house), Parker, Sinden (House)
Bloodthinnerz - Basspod Stage (Dubstep)
Take a walk to the insane Basspod and check out Bloodthinnerz. They played at an art car at Beyond and had everyone breaking their necks to some filthy dubstep. I could only imagine what their set would be like when you have the production of the Basspod as well.
FISHER - Sonic Bloom Stage (House)
If you take anything from this article, go to FISHER’s set. If you aren’t into house that’s okay, prepare to be transformed into a house head. I love FISHER so much for not only his funky beats but also his stage presence is just filled with so much energy it changes the whole atmosphere to match. You don’t want to miss this set.
Yultron - Cosmic Meadow (Multigenre)
One of my favorite sets of Beyond Wonderland was Yultron and I was surprised by that. I didn’t know what to expect for his set and had plans to leave and wander, but I stayed the entire set. It was a perfectly orchestrated set featuring so many different genres that kept my friends and I dancing the whole time. Check him out as I’m sure he’ll have some surprises for EDC.
Also check out: Bijou (House), Blankface (Dubstep), Bloodthinnerz (Dubstep), Dabin (Future Bass), Dr. Fresch (House), Droeloe (Future Bass), , Ekali, Genix b2b Sunny Lax (Trance), Moksi (House), Solardo b2b Camelphat (Techno/House), Yultron
Gammer - Wasteland Stage (Hardstyle)
I used to not be a fan of Hardstyle but something about Gammer’s music changed the way I viewed it. This set will have you energized from start to finish and you’ll hear his crazy tunes like “The Drop” as well as some fun remixes he has.
Elephante - Circuit Grounds Stage (Progressive House)
Another feel-good and happy set will be Elephante. His set at Beyond Wonderland kicked off the festival perfectly with songs we know and love like “Closer” and “Catching On”. His set at the Circuit Grounds stage will be perfect production to keep you dancing the night away.
Boys Noize - Cosmic Meadow (Techno)
Get your techno fix with Boys Noize. I polled my Twitter followers on who to check out at EDC this year and Boys Noize was a top contender. Catch him at the Cosmic Meadow stage which will give you that dark warehouse techno feeling to vibe out to.
Also check out: AFK b2b Svdden Death (Dubstep), Blackgummy (Techno), Born Dirty (House), Charlotte de Witte (Techno), Dirt Monkey (Dubstep),, Gravedgr (Dubstep), Hekler (Dubstep), Junkie Kid (Trap), The Binches (Multigenre), Rawtek, Yookie (Dubstep), Zeke Beats
Who are some artists you’re excited for? Let us know and check out my blog www.vibewithade.com for tips to help you prepare for EDC and more. Follow my social medias @vibewithade on Twitter and Instagram and let’s meet, trade, and dance together under the electric sky.