Summer heat slowing you down, children screams at the beach starting to make you twitch, nothing exciting scheduled this summer, everything worth doing seem too far away? Well look no further, Moonrise Festival will be upon us in just a few weeks, taking the northeast EDM scene by storm. Just 3 hours out from NYC and a 2 hours from Philadelphia at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD and in it’s second year running, Steez Promo & Glow DC have presented the most stacked variety of talent in electronic music today, with headliners Bassnectar & Above & Beyond, supporting heavy hitters Zeds Dead, Zomboy, Infected Mushroom, Doctor P, Big Gigantic, and many more to get you dancing.
Together we’ve compiled a Moonrise Mix Tape, so you can have a preview of what all the fuss is about. Every genre from Bass, Trance, Drum n Bass, Glitch, Trap, and of course Dubstep can be found through out the festival.
Moonrise Mix Tape
His second consecutive appearance at Moonrise following the recent release of his new EP, “Into The Sun” Bassnectar is not an act to miss.
Above & Beyond
Above & Beyond are no rookies to this rodeo, the trance trio has been around for 15 years with diehard fans in every region of the world. Aside from their countless awards from BBC Radio, Beaport, Mixmag, and more, their tunes will warm your heart and even give those friends that say, “I can’t dance” a new rhythm to move to.
Big Gigantic has been hitting a major variety of festivals all summer long. Of all the songs to choose from, this one stands out the most, and will definitely be one of those songs you will not be able to get out of your head. The southern indie-electro duo, Cherub, also make a guest appearance, conjoining both eclectic sounds together into harmonious beats rolling through your speakers.
Datsik (from his latest album)
Datsik has been killin the dubstep scene for years now always bringing filthy new ideas. With his vortex visuals and his polyrhythmic production, he is sure to break necks at this years event.
Dillon Francis (new release & video)
Dillon Francis coming back to the for front a little bit after what seems like a long while. His performance at Dead Rocks was one of the best we’ve seen in quite awhile going “von deepah” and spinning moombahton for on of the first times in awhile as far as we can remember. We hope to see just as exciting as a set at Moonrise.
These next groups need no introduction. Being on the scene and succeeding at the level they have there isn’t much we can add to what has already been said. We encourage the newbies to dip their toes in the water, and the veterans to help them learn how to swim.
Die antwoord (most viewed)
The glitch mob
Porter robinson (lastest release)
Yellowclaw (latest release)
Funtcase & cookie monsta (oldie but still goodie)
Snails (latest release) (can we so lucky to have Big Gigantic come out and perform too?)
Be sure to follow the festival on Facebook for any updates and announcements and buy you’re tickets while they’re still available. 2 day general admission passes starts at $149 and 2 day VIP passes at $225 so if you don’t have tickets pick them up now before they sell out. Check out the website for information on directions, hotels, and shuttles. This will be unlike any other event you’ve ever been too on the East Coast this summer, see you on the race track!