Not sure who to catch at Lollapalooza this year? We’ve got you covered!
Lollapalooza is a festival that started in Chicago but takes place all over the world, reaching both Europe and South America too. The festival consists of a lineup ranging from rock and hip hop to electronic music, giving something for all music lovers to anticipate or look forward to. I am beyond excited to be attending my second year of Lollapalooza Chicago this August, however recently I have learned that many people, including some of my friends, have a distaste towards the 2017 lineup.
The bigger DJ’s that they recognized, like Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, A-Trak, Kaskade, and Zeds Dead didn’t seem to be enough to convince them to attend. I couldn’t understand what was not to like about other artists on the lineup who also produced really great music too. Eventually, I realized it was not a disinterested in their music, rather it was unfamiliarity with the artists billed.
As someone who can study, fall sleep, workout, and dance to electronic music I found myself constantly exploring and following a range of artists simply because I appreciate and love their music. I decided I wanted to help my friends and those looking to explore some new sounds with some quality picks playing at this year’s edition of Lollapalooza. Check them out below and let me know who you’re excited to catch in the comments!
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Seven Artists You Can’t Miss At Lollapalooza 2017
Many people know Getter from the now defunct social platform Vine, or maybe you’ve seen him on his best friend Nick Colletti’s account. I saw Getter play in Bloomington, Indiana at a really small bar, and he still managed to throw down with an absolutely amazing show with visuals equally as insane. Some of my favorite tracks from Getter include “Head Splitter“; “Inhalant Abuse“; “666!“; and “Something New“. He’s definitely an artist you should catch if you love bass music, so be sure to check him out this weekend!
Another DJ with a hit song with an artist that people aren’t too familiar with. Kaytranada’s remix of Missy Elliot’s “Sock It To Me” has over 3.38 million plays on Soundcloud. The remix is a little different from Kaytranada’s other songs, but this is what makes him a great DJ. He took a risk by changing it up and ultimately was extremely successful in doing so. Kaytranada has plenty of epic tracks, so get a taste for his sound below or check out our full playlist covering him as an artist.
One of my absolute favorites. His style of music is so powerful and full of uplifting energy, which you can listen to for yourself in “Indian Summer”. I would never miss one of his shows if I had the chance to go. He blew the crowd away at Hard Summer 2015 where I last saw him, my friends and I got there just before he started and we literally booked it to the Pink Tent where he was playing. Another popular song of his is hit track “Starlight”, which has infected many sets beyond his own too. I cannot wait to see him again this year at Lolla.
Aside from their jaw-dropping collaboration with Jauz, “Rock The Party”, Ephwurd rocks the party with all of their other songs too. Their track, “Duckface” featuring DKAY slams and is a super fun and funky song that you just can’t help but dance to. If you’re looking to shuffle, or even learn how to, you’ll definitely want to turn on their remix of Kill The Noise’s, “I Do Coke”. Ephwurd is the type of artist that you might look past when deciding on who to see next when you’re at Lolla, but you’ll definitely change your mind when you hear them playing from across the venue.
If I had a say in the order of the lineup, Baauer would definitely be at the top. His set at Coachella 2015 left the audience begging him for another song, it doesn’t matter what he’s playing. Whether it is hit tracks like “Harlem Shake” or “Infinite Daps”, his remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me”, or my personal favorite, “GoGo!”, there is never a dull moment in any of his shows. This is why he is a must see for me at Lollapalooza this year, and I hope you’ll be at his set with me too!
Another DJ with a remix of a classic song, Diplo’s, “Revolution”. Not only does Unlike Pluto perfectly fit this into almost every set, but Diplo does too. So if you’re not a huge EDM person, you’ll find that Unlike Pluto has remixes like “Revolution” which is so much fun to sing and dance to. A lot of Unlike Pluto’s music has incredible lyrics that make the songs extremely meaningful and not too hectic if you’re not into trap and/or dubstep. Read our interview with Unlike Pluto to get an idea of who he is as a person!
One of Tritonal’s more popular songs, “Now Or Never”, which you may have heard played out on radio stations or SiriusXM, is a classic that came out over three years ago. When I hear this song it reminds me of the earlier house artists when electronic music started to become really big. Tritonal will put on a show you won’t want to miss. They recently put out a fantastic tune titled “Wild Kind”, so get a taste for their sound below. If you need a deciding factor on whether or not you should go to Lollapalooza, let Tritonal be just that. Check out our chat with Tritonal!