[Photo by Krystle Blackburn]
With Pretty Lights'
recent announcement of an episodic festival, this summer is sure to be an exciting one for fans of the Producer/DJ and the electronic genre as a whole. The episodic festival is set to start on August 5th and end on October 8th. While there will only be five stops on the festival, Pretty Milk will surely impress fans since he'll be bringing special guests such as Atmosphere, Emancipator, and Brasstracks just to name a few. Since Pretty Lights whet our appetites with this recent announcement, here's Baeble Musics list of the top 5 DJs/Producers to see this year. 2016 will surely be an exciting year for electronic fans.
Chances are you've heard of Major Lazer if you've been anywhere with access to music in the past year. The trio responsible for last year's smash hit Lean On (featuring DJ Snake & M), have collaborated with artists like Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, and Ariana Grande and the group shows no signs of slowing down and is known for having an array of live mixing, table standing, and hype man shenanigans. If you're looking for a mix of mainstream cuts as well as an act with deep history in electronic music, look no further than Major Lazer. Listen to Major Lazer below:
Alexander Crossan (better known as Mura Masa) has only been officially releasing music since 2014, but his star has surely grown since then. After being picked up by BBC Radio host Zane Lowe, Mura Masa has been introduced to the masses through his EP Someday Somewhere
. Mura Masa is definitely worth checking out if you want to witness the new wave of electronic music live. Check out electronic's new wave below:
A-Trak has been in the game since '97 and is known for creating a notation system for scratching, being one of the founders of Fool's Gold Records, and being Kanye's personal tour DJ. As a master of his art, A-Trak will surely impress those that feel like real DJs no longer exist. Check out A-Trak's latest single below:
Bassnectar is another act that has been around for awhile and his notoriety has grown in recent years. His shows are known to get wild since he was a part of the '90s rave scene so if you want a show where you can truly lose yourself, then Bassnectar is your man.
Marcel Everett (or XXYYXX) is the master of laying low. His illusiveness is similar to the beginning of The Weeknd's career, but instead of openly embracing his chance at mainstream fame, XXYYXX has stuck to his guns and built a fanbase around his ethereal hard-hitting soundscapes. During his performances, XXYYXX recreates his songs with the mastery of a seasoned DJ. Get a taste of XXYYXX below:
You can catch Pretty Lights'
this summer or fall in a city near you.