It goes without saying that Electric Forest is the type of festival where the lineup does not matter. There’s tons to explore, people to meet, and hidden treasures to discover throughout Sherwood Forest; the music is just a cherry on top of the entire experience. If you’re looking to check out Bass acts, these are the ones you cannot miss at Electric Forest 2020.
1. Bleep Bloop
Bleep Bloop is an artist whose unique style bleeds through in everything that he does. He is diversely rooted anywhere from Classical to Hip-Hop, which shows in his diverse setlist including genres ranging from Leftfield Bass to Acid Trap. This is a set where you’ll hear tempos and voices you’ve never heard paired before taking you on a strange polytempo sonic adventure into the dark. It’s not a Bass set where you will be raging. Bleep Bloop’s music tends to stay on the lower side of BPM for a smooth and controlled build. If you’re looking for some weird Bass with Hip-Hop undertones, don’t miss Bleep Bloop’s set.
EPROM is an artist I’ve had on my radar for some time. From the first moment I heard “Regis Chillbin”, I was obsessed. In a time where it seemed like Big Room and heavy Dubstep seemed to be dominating, I found these strange, groovy beats that didn’t seem to care if I put my hands up in the air or if I raged. Since then EPROM has refined his sound and it’s become even stranger and even more groovy. If you’re looking to discover things about beats and flow you didn’t even know were possible, this is the set you won’t want to miss.
3. Huxley Anne
I thought I would go one deeper on this dark, weird, and wonderful list and recommend Huxley Anne. I find that what turns a lot of people away from Bass music, in general, is that there’s a huge hype around the “rage culture” that a genre parallel to Metal music like Dubstep can conjure. There are so many tender and seductive sides of Bass music and Huxley Anne is a perfect example of them. Her beat-driven, provocative style is so profoundly intoxicating that I can only compare it to what drifting into random corners of the universe would feel like. If you want to feel things that music has never made you feel before, make sure to catch Huxley Anne’s set.
One of WAKAAN’s freshest, youngest talents, Lucii is taking over the airwaves. Touring with Liquid Stranger on his INFINITY tour, Lucii had an explosive 2019, and it earned her a spot on his 2020 ASCENSION tour. Her style can be described as wonky and bouncy as well as ethereal when she throws her vocals on a track. Her sets are a spaceship ride through Leftfield, Dubstep, and a sprinkle of Riddim. She is nicknamed Lucii The Alien for the otherworldly worldly experience her sets and live vocals are. It doesn’t need to be said that any WAKAAN artist is one to check out if you are looking to have your perceptions on Bass music shattered, and Lucii is no exception.
5. SVDDEN DEATH Presents: VOYD
A SVDDEN DEATH set is a set you can rage to. After all, the “rage culture” has hype for a reason and it’s because it’s a damn good time. Though if raging is what you’re looking to do at a VOYD set you’ll quickly see you’ve entered your doom. A VOYD set is centered around the darker side of Dubstep that is paired with an even darker visual experience. Recently at a VOYD set, SVDDEN DEATH appeared suspended in mid-air as a ring of fire blazed on the LED wall. This specially curated set is a dark audio-visual experience that will leave you feeling annihilated in the best way. If you’re looking to see some stage tricks you’ve never seen in Electronic Dance Music as well as violent Bass music manifest in movement, this is a set you should check out.
Whether you take the time to curate the sets you see or let your days play out for themselves, these are some Bass sets that you should keep on your radar for Electric Forest 2020. You’ll experience the extraordinary and strange sounds that the genre has to offer in one of the most magical places on earth.
*Featured Image Via Brian Baker Digital*