What really makes Electric Forest so exciting and a MUST for any festival season? Well, of course, all the amazing artists that they bring and the fact that they’ve doubled the fun for two weekends of fun in the forest! But they also bring original artist gatherings that they call Curated Events. So now you’re probably thinking “Curated events?…” Yes, yes, let’s talk about it!
On Thursday (6.21) you’ll have the opportunity to experience some amazing house music over at Green Velvet’s LaLaLand. This year, the Chicago native has collected a handful of stellar artists to include in this curated events, bringing to you some of the best house and techno around. If you’re attending you’ll get to experience the Liverpool duo of Camelphat bringing their upbeat house music in a B2B with the amazingly talented Detlef. Outside of that B2B, @ LaLaLand you’ll also get to experience Kerri Chandler, Kill Frenzy, and Seth Troxler. All in all, a solid house lineup for the first night in the Forest. Not sure if it’s something you’d be interested in? Check out the LaLaLand Electric Forest curated playlist right here.
On Friday there will be two, that’s right, you heard us, two. How’re you going to decide? Maybe you should try and catch half and half? Keep reading to figure it out!
BASSRUSH is a well-known brand that’s created an image for itself within the bass community. As an offshoot of the Insomniac Events company, the BASSRUSH experience is a must for an basshead. This year weekend 1 is Packed with heavy bass hitters like Cookie Monsta, Herobust, and Kayzo just to name a few you’ll get to experience a range of heavy edm that explores the realms of old and new edm and everything in-between! If you’re still not floored by this bass throw down, you’ll also get to experience Jauz, Matrix & Future Bound, Moody Good, Noisia, Um.. & MC Dino! If you’re not familiar with these names, then this is an event you need to attend, I promise you’ll thank us for it later! If you’re not able to attend weekend 1 then worry not, BASSRUSH is going to be bringing two individual lineups for each, that’s right each, weekend of E-Forest 2018!
Another event being hosted on Friday (6.22) is Mr. Carmack Presents Forward Thinkers. In true Electric Forest fashion, there’s always something for everyone and this event is the definition of that. Channel your inner tones and vibes as you transition throughout your day with this line-up, completely designed to go with the moods of the day. This line up is bringing different artists from all genres, including rap artist Devin the Dude to electronic artist Tsuruda and even going all the way to the soul side of thing with Rayana Jay. Get all your genre fixes here and check out their playlist over here!
If you’re still not vibing what E-Forest is putting out there for you on weekend 1, let it try and redeem itself by giving you that deep house, or as they’d call it “Good Vibes House”, fix you’ve been craving foor. On Saturday (6.23) join the experience for the This Ain’t Bristol curated event. Bringing to the stage with them some of their mates from all over the world, including Maximono, Billy Kenny and Mat.Joe, you’re sure to find the good vibes flowing over at this stage in the Forest. But as if that WASN’T good enough, you can also catch the DJ set for Totaly Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Golf Clap, Kry Wolf, and Kyle Watson at this stage bringing even more good vibes.
Not sold on weekend 1? Or just wanna know what you’re going to be missing out on in weekend 2? Keep scrollin’.
If we’re being truthful, the weekend 2 lineup for Curated Event this year is off the hook. That means you’re going to need to make some tough decision, but we’ve got you covered no worries! Check out what you’re about to get yourself into:
As mentioned previously, BASSRUSH is going to be blessing us all with B2B weekend experiences, each different from the other! *screams w/ joy!* And yes, they’re both DIFFERENT lineups, so if you thought you could count this event out when making a decision, think again. Weekend 2’s experience (6.29) is featuring two Rave Hacker personal favorite B2B’s G-Jones B2B Eprom and Boogie-T B2B Squnto. If you’ve never had a chance to experience any of these artists, it’s highly recommended. These artists play so well off of each other that you’re in for multiple hour long treats. And if that wasn’t enough to sell you on the weekend 2 BASSRUSH experience, you’ll also get to experience other artists like Spagheddy, the Netsky DJ set, Calyx & TeeBee, Jauz, Boombox Cartel and Clozee.
If the heavy bass doesn’t tempt you, or you’re just looking for a new experience if you’ve been in the headbanger life too long (is that even possible?) If it is, check out the Rüfüs DelSol & Friends. Featuring all Australian based artists, connect down under like never before with artists like Cassian and Motez. Rüfüs Du Sol has invited their closest Aussie mates to the states so they can share in the breathtaking experience that is the Forest. Oh, and don’t let us forget to mention they’ve also invited Hayden James and Dena Amy to partake in the Forest festivities! Listen to some of their tunes and you’ll be hooked.
They’ve done it too us again and we’re back to having to make the decision on which artists we’re going to see which night. The first event we’ll mention for weekend 2 night 2 (6.30) is the Desert Hearts Take Over. This is an awesome event if you’re looking to connect with your inner house and techno soul. The Desert Hearts are bringing their gathering to the Forest on weekend two with friends such as Lee Reynolds and Mikey Lion. But it doesn’t end there, to top of this intimate experience don’t miss out on seeing Doc Martin & special guest, Rybo, and Marbs! Check out their playlist if you’re still on the fence!
Meet the minds behind some of the most amazing beats that our favorite DJ’s have utilized and made their own. Mau5trap is coming for weekend 2 of Electric Forest. If you’re looking to get back to the roots of the tunes and enter a whole new world of possibility, make sure you don’t miss seeing the amazing artists on this line up like Blackgummy, Attlas, and Chris Lake. It doesn’t stop at those big names, Mau5trap is trying to literally blow your mind, so they’ve also invited Testpilot, Jeremy Olander, Lane 8, and Rinzen to be a part of their event. It’ going to be a big weekend, who are you going to see? (Playlist for this event located here)
Electric Forest is somewhere that anyone can go and discover something new about themselves and the music is there to guide us through those new experiences and feelings. If you’re looking for some diversity that’s going to open your mind to some new experience, Soulection is the place for you. Bringing together artists like Kronica, Sasha Marie and The Whooligan, you’re in for an all new experience. If you don’t have a chance to catch any of these artists, make sure you try and pick up some time with AbJo or Insightful, they’ll also be rocking out over at Soulection!
So, that’s a lot of information. We know, we get it, but we want you to be able to make the best decision possible. And hopefully we’ve given you a good amount of information to do that! If you ask our personal opinion, we think weekend 2 is going to be crushing the game. Although there are some big hitters in weekend 1’s curate events, like Kayzo, Maximo, and Cookie Monsta, the epic B2B’s that are lined up and the dope synthesis of different artiss and genres have us screaming for weekend 2.
Which weekend will you be attending? Or which artists are you the most excited to see? Tell us below! If there’s an artists that is a can’t miss make sure you let us know! SHARE THE LOVE! If you’re looking for more rave survival advice to thrive like a pro, make sure you subscribe!