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Phoenix Lights 2017 Artist Preview

Phoenix Lights

Phoenix Lights 2017 takes place April 8-9, 2017, and this year’s line-up has a strong showing of talent. This event will take place at the Margaret T Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix and you can get your tickets from Relentless Beats. Here’s the break-down of some artists that are going to be there.

Saturday Lineup
Above & Beyond • Asadi • Bro Safari • Codeko • Dr Fresch vs Bijou • Ekali • Felix Da Housecat • Grum • Hucci • Illenium • Jax Jones • Josh Wink • Keys N Krates • Loudpvck • Low Steppa • Pete Tong• Sacha Robotti • Said the Sky • Shaun Frank • Sirus Hood • Tchami • Tiësto • Tiga • Vindata • Wingtip • Zeds Dead

Young Columbus, Ohio Dj, producer, singer, songwriter, and musician Daniel Asadi is just starting to perform for big crowds. Don’t let that fool you though Asadi absolutely knows how to work that DJ booth. He also has some big shows coming up this year: Electric Forest, Euphoria, and Elements Lakewood Camping Festival to name a few. He makes Persian trap sound amazingly flawless. Some artists that have influenced his sound would be Travis Scott, Mura Masa, and Kendrick Lamar. It will be exciting seeing what this young man has to perform at Phoenix Lights.

Denver resident Nick Miller, better known as Illenium, began making EDM in early 2008, but didn’t become passionate about releasing his
own work until after he saw Bassnectar in 2012 at Red Rocks. Some music influences are Bassnectar, Adventure Club, ODESZA and Porter Robinson. Nick actually launched his own label, Kasaya Recording, to release “Ashes” with Seeking Blue. In Illenium’s live shows, he engages fans with his with future bass originals and he has a hybrid set up of drum pads, keyboards, and CDJs. He loves to incorporate as many live elements to his shows as he can. This live show will be something to see and hear.

French producer and DJ Martin Bresso, known as Tchami, is the pioneer of Future house. Tchami began using this stage name in Africa and became recognized after releasing a remix of “Go Deep” by Janet Jackson. He was the first to start using the term “future house” in his SoundCloud post tags which eventually become recognized in the electronic music industry. He launched his own record label, “Confession”, in 2015. Tchami is bringing a stunning church stage with a live choir, which will bring another level to his stage presence at Phoenix Lights.

Sunday Lineup
21 Savage • Alesso • Billy Kenny • Cashmere Cat • Coyu • Crizzly • Ganja White Night • Go Freek • Griz • Helena Legend • Justin Martin • K?D • The Knocks • Lane 8 • Manila Killa • Oliver Heldens • Pig & Dan • STS9 • Thomas Jack • Tokimonsta • Unlike Pluto • Viceroy • Vince Staples • ZHU

Thomas Jack
This Aussie DJ is known for his tropical house fusion. Thomas Jack’s music makes you feel like you are lost in an endless summer. Some inspiration for his sound is Enya, Pleasurekraft, Jack Johnson, and Paul Kalkbrenner. For Jack’s music he likes to use live flute, saxophone, piano, and guitar. You expect to feel like you are having some Sunday fun, some where in the warm sunny of some gorgeous beach when you hear him perform.

Steven Zhu is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and electronic musician. Zhu remained anonymous until mid-2014, he asked to be judged for his music. This Chinese American choice to release his music anonymously, because he believed race played a role, saying: “Some of us don’t even know the limitations of our own prejudice. Rather than put those limitations to the test, we’ve created an engaging way for fans to focus on the music rather than who’s behind it.” Zhu has a dark, moody, dreamy, and sometimes cinematic vibe to his live performances.

This weekend don’t forget to stay hydrated things will be heating up in Downtown Phoenix and as always have fun at Phoenix Lights.

If Phoenix Lights isn’t enough for your music fix, there are several after-parties that will be happening this Saturday and Sunday.

April 8: Hannah Wants – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Illenium + Crywolf – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Josh Wink – Stargazer at Bar Smith

April 9: Keys N Krates + Crizzly – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Coyu + Pig & Dan – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Griz – Planet X at Shady Park

Sam Feldt hits the road with Thomas Jack

The name Thomas Jack undoubtedly perks up the ears of any tropical house fan world wide. As a pioneer of the relatively new sub genre, his tropical house volumes have been well received from the commercial scene to deep underground. On his next tour entitled “On and On,” he is bringing along one of the biggest up and comers in tropical house, Sam Feldt. An artist you certainly won’t want to miss.

Hailing from Amsterdam, Sam Feldt has hit the ground running since his decision to make his internet debut at the end of Summer 2013. Within the first year, Feldt was signed by Music Allstars Management and became one of the main contributors to the spreading of tropical house and experienced glowing publications from major blogs such as Dancing Astronaut, Thissongissick, and Earmilk.

The beginning of his climb to stardom came from his release of “Alien,” a collaboration with Dennis Kruissen, which received support from major names in the industry. Before long, Spinnin’ Records contacted Feldt to do an exclusive release through their label. Since then, he has experience massive attention online and received 125,000 plays in a week after his remix of “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons release in 2014.

After these releases, Feldt has enjoyed accolaids from Beatport as well as iTunes and Dutch Radio shows. The velvet in his compositions is unmatched and highly distinguishable from others in the industry. Be sure to grab your ticket to the tour and don’t miss your chance to see the rising star play with Thomas jack in your city and be sure to follow him on social media for upcoming announcements.




Tour Dates

Thursday, January 29
Ruby Skye, San Francisco, USA

Friday, January 30
El Rey, Las Angeles, USA

Saturday, January 31

Thursday, February 5
The Mid, Chicago, USA

Friday, February 6
Fox Theatre, Boulder, USA

Saturday, February 7
Hoxton, Toronto, CA

Sunday, February 8
Led Bar, Vancouver, CA

Wednesday, February 12
The Parish, Austin, USA

Thursday, February 13
Sinclair, Boston, USA

Friday, February 14
U-Hall, Washington, USA

Saturday, February 15
Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, USA