EDM.com's Official SnowBall Music Festival Playlist: Part 1
SnowBall Music Festival in Denver, CO is just around the corner (April 4-6), and EDM.com has created our first official SnowBall Playlist featuring tracks from 9 different artists from the all-star lineup. This first playlist (with more to come) features tracks from Pretty Lights, GRiZ and Wave Racer, among others.
The first track on the playlist is “Touched” by What So Not. If you aren’t already familiar with What So Not’s hit “Jaguar” or their new track “Tell Me” with RL Grime, then you may be familiar with the two artists who comprise What So Not, Flume and Emoh Instead. Flume had an extremely successful 2013 with popular tracks like his remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me” and “I Met You” with Anna Lunoe. If you haven’t seen What So Not yet, they’re a can’t miss set at SnowBall.
The second track on our SnowBall playlist comes from Wave Racer, a true up and comer in dance music. The track “Streamers” on our playlist is probably his most well known original mix, but his remix of “Always” by Panama has over 1.3 million plays on Soundcloud. The Australian producer has a very upbeat and positive vibe with all of his tracks. If you like happy dance music, Wave Racer might be your new favorite producer.
Third on our playlist is a track from Detroit native and Colorado resident GRiZ. GRiZ is one of the headliners of SnowBall, but if you haven’t heard of him and you’re into artists like Pretty Lights and Gramatik, or just like groovy, soulful music, then you’ll be a fan in no time. His albums Mad Liberation and Rebel Era are two of the best electro-funk-soul compilations I’ve ever heard, and you’d be a fool if you missed his set at SnowBall on Sunday, April 6th after the Pretty Lights Music Party.
Four of the remaining 6 tracks from our playlist come from producers on the Pretty Lights Music label: Paul Basic, Pretty Lights, SuperVison and Eliot Lipp. All of them will be playing at the PLM Party on Sunday at SnowBall, which is sure to have lots of surprises in store, including possibly live instrumentation from Pretty Lights himself (see below, although we have no idea what instruments those are). It appears that pretty much everyone in Colorado knows who Pretty Lights is, whether that be because he hails from CO or his sold out Red Rocks shows….Or because of how freaking amazing he is (well, that part is just my opinion). If you haven't gotten a SnowBall ticket yet, Pretty Lights’ headlining set on Saturday coupled with the PLM Party on Sunday should be convincing enough.
Last, but certainly not least, on our SnowBall playlist are tracks from Thomas Jack and STRFKR. The Thomas Jack track will sound familiar to most of you because it’s a really dope remix of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” The remix is fitting for Jack’s style, which is a tropical house vibe. He’s created some really awesome remixes of “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men and “Counting Stars” by One Republic, in addition to producing his own original mixes. Jack plays in the Heat Hut on Friday night at SnowBall.
STRFKR is an electronica band from Portland, Oregon that has at least a few tracks that you might recognize. The track in our playlist, “Atlantis,” is a really chill track with smooth vocals and a funky bassline. The song by STRFKR that most people would recognize is “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second," which appeared in a Target ad in 2009. If you’re down with some chilled out jamtronica, check out STRFKR at SnowBall on Saturday afternoon on the SnowBall Stage.
If this playlist convinced you to go to SnowBall, you can buy tickets here: http://snowballmusicfestival.com/tickets.
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