Written by Jacob Schwark and Olivia Castillo
Ever After is drawing near (June 8, 9, 10)…and we’re hyped!
This year’s lineup is unbelievable, check out our top 10 most anticipated performances here:
12th Planet b2b Cookie Monsta b2b FuntCase – Dubstep demons Cookie Monsta (Simon Swan) and FuntCase (Earl Falconer) from Circus Records will join the head of Smog Records, 12th Planet, for a heavily anticipated triple b2b. Cookie Monsta and FuntCase have proved themselves as a dynamic duo by always amazing crowds with their high energy, impressive stage presence, and chemistry. 12th Planet entered the scene in 2006 and his long history in the bass community is sure to make this set a thrilling must-see for headbangers!
Liquid Stranger – Starting his Liquid Stranger project back in 2003, Martin Staaf now brings his weird and wonderful production / mixing style to Ever After! Martin Woods of Chillbase described Liquid Stranger as a “unique blend of ambience, big band jazz, dubstep, and psychedelica drizzled over electronic dub reggae grooves.” Clearly, Liquid Stranger has the ability to flow into a wide variety of musical genres. Staaf is also the head of Wakaan, a record label that features diverse talent that is known for wonky bass hits.
Flux Pavilion b2b Doctor P – Among several other incredible b2b’s lined up for this bass-filled weekend, childhood friends and co-founders of the infamous Circus Records, Flux Pavilion (Joshua Steele) and Doctor P (Shaun Brockhurst), are also set to perform. Doctor P has not only produced music for years, but has helped shape the new wave of dubstep as a genre with intense whomps and wobbles. Flux has headlined a number of US tours, UK tours, and festivals across the world. Without a doubt, they are sure to throw down an awesome set!
Space Jesus – Using influences from his hip-hop roots, Jasha Tull (aka Space Jesus), navigates through his electronic auditory universe via low frequencies, future feels, and fire beats. With his signature space-bass sound design, Space Jesus will definitely be a great performance that’ll add nice diversity to your weekend. It’s not uncommon for him to bring down the tempo for a couple minutes during his set to chill out the experience as he plays some ambient bass therapy. During his performance, you can definitely expect to travel through a wormhole…and come out with a fresh pair of Jordans at the end.
Delta Heavy – The incredible drum and bass duo from London, Ben Hall and Simon James, will take you on a journey from beginning to end. They first met in Nottingham University in 2003 and were able to perfectly match their differing skill sets together to create unique tracks. They maintain an emphasis on producing and mixing in a way that allows their sets to flow from start to finish. Additionally, they host a weekly radio show called ‘Paradise Lost Radio’ that brings listeners the newest and best DnB tracks. This set will definitely be a treat, and will fit in perfectly among the incredible talent that is set to make a memorable weekend!
Illenium – With his powerful anthems that have captivated audiences across the world, Illenium (Nick Miller) will send chills down your spine and tears rolling down your face. Although Miller primarily produces melodic dubstep, don’t be fooled into thinking he can’t throw down some filth! Many people who were skeptical about him belonging on the Lost Lands 2017 lineup were pleasantly surprised to hear him mix it up between his signature, emotionally-driven tracks and some heavy bass hits. Undoubtedly, Illenium has distinguished himself among a myriad of melodic bass producers due to his ability to create unparalleled emotional experiences. He will certainly be a highlight of the weekend as he’s established himself as one of the best producers in the scene.
Claude VonStroke – Barclay Crenshaw (aka Claude VonStroke) is the owner of DirtyBird Records and was named America’s Best DJ in Pioneer DJ and DJ Times annual poll in 2016. He’s been working with his infamous alias since 2005 and has established himself as one of the most respected producers and label owners in electronic music. With his cross-pollination of various genres primarily based in house, tech house, deep house, minimal, and ghettotech, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper, and FUN!
AC Slater – Without question, AC Slater (Aaron Clevenger) is America’s King of Heavy Bass House. By infusing elements of house music with energetic basslines of UK Garage, old-school rave synths and breaks, he’s the brilliant mastermind behind the “Night Bass” sound that has now gone global. “Sometimes you don’t want someone screaming at you to throw your hands up every five minutes or to be blinded by lasers. Sometimes you just want to go to a dark club and dance,” explained Clevenger. His growing reputation shows no signs of slowing down and we’re excited to see what he’ll bring to the table at Ever After!
Drezo – Andre Haglund (aka Drezo) has consistently challenged mainstream music by staying true to the underground sound of house. As a result, Drezo has broken the mold and made a creative statement in the scene. He has been securing his place among the world’s top tier producers by representing the darker and more imaginative side of electronic music, calling it an “evil downtempo” sound.
Kill The Noise – Jake Stanczak (aka Kill The Noise) is a DJ and producer from New York who launched his project in 2008. He is skillfully able to flow through the spectrum of electronic music, from dubstep to electro house. Stanczak has collaborated with top-tier artists like Skrillex, Seven Lions, and Korn. Additionally, he has released music on Deadmau5’s label: Mau5trap. Kill the Noise is a performance that you absolutely DO NOT want to miss!
Honorable Mentions: Boogie T., Subtronics, Slander, Dombresky, Badklaat, Zomboy b2b Skism
Be on the lookout for continued coverage on Ever After and a curated playlist coming soon!
Tickets to the festival are still available on the official webpage: http://www.everafterfest.com/