cover photo taken from Paradiso Facebook page
Paradiso, an EDM festival in the heart of Washington’s green space AKA The Gorge is on the horizon. This two-day festival has its best lineup to date with every subgenre accounted for. This unique festival offers the synchronization of nature with technology to create an unforgettable event. Paradiso, now in its 6th year has transformed from a modest single day event, into one of the biggest EDM camping festivals in the Pacific North West. Washington natives and travelers alike will be astounded by the uniqueness that Paradiso has to offer compared to other festivals. By combining and focusing on elements of the festival, Insomniac has continually innovated to bring the best possible experience to its patrons. With such a stacked lineup from the headliners to the undercard, it can be extremely difficult to figure out which artists to see.
Here are 5 artists you cannot miss at this years Paradiso:
Ever since joining Mau5trap Records under Deadmau5, REZZ has made a huge impact on the music scene with her innovative bass music. Her trippy and eye-catching visuals add depth to her heavy tracks to create an incredible performance. Those lucky enough to see her will also be mesmerized by her goggles which reflect an ominous light over the crowd. Isabelle Rezazadeh, the musician behind REZZ, came out with her debut album Mass Manipulation. In 2018 the Canadian based artist announced her sophomore album, Certain Kind of Magic. The album is set to be released in August through Mau5trap Records. Expect to hear brand new bass-heavy music at Paradiso!
London based producer TroyBoi has taken the trap scene by storm. By using unique tribal-sounding synths TroyBoi has created a trap sound that has no comparison. After releasing multiple hit singles incorporating Middle Eastern influences into his tracks. He released his first full-length album in 2017, titled Left is Right and has been touring the world since. In 2018 TroyBoi released an EP this year called Vibez Vol. 1, which delves into an even wonkier, experimental sound. His ridiculous energy hypes crowds into a frenzy and is sure to rile up Paradiso during the set.
Netsky, the Belgian drum and bass prodigy, has been a dominant figure in the genre since his debut album with Hospital Records in 2010. In 2012 he unveiled his live set, Netsky LIVE which featured live musicians and guest vocalists. Netsky now frequents the US and plays incredible DJ sets which highlights the best of his work.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Vincent Rooijers and Hein Hamers weave intricate stories with their musical talent to create innovative future bass and chill trap. DROLOE recently toured with San Holo across the US, and are now on their own festival tour. DROELOE combines percussive complexity with their carefully crafted melodies to create a sound that often explores new genre barriers. The duo has been one of the most influential in shaping the sound of bitbird, San Holo’s label.
Louis The Child
Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, better known as the duo Louis The Child, have been a dominant force in the future bass genre since they started releasing music. Each of their songs has incredible synths that always makes any songs of theirs an almost instant classic. The duo’s sets always includes their best work as well as their influences.