EDM has gotten bigger and bigger and the festival circuit is evidence of its rising popularity. For this year’s Moonrise festival, we here at CYR always pride ourselves on being in the know. That is why we scouted our new flagship DJ, JP DeGross, to talk about his five most anticipated sets for Moonrise 2016!
First and foremost I have to give it up to a pioneer in live performance EDM, GRiZ. This man has made a staple on every set he’s played, making future funk with his friends, Big Gigantic and Gramatik, a reality. Funk itself has roots in the south, but when GRiZ plays his sets he has elements of dubstep, future bass, motown, and soul. He blends all these genres and more into beautiful head banging future funk sets with the magic of his tenor saxophone. The only thing that tops his music is his VJ’s, who make the lights flow seamlessly with his sets. The anticipation for him to go up on the Lunar stage and start off the night with his Sax is out of this world. Gramatik will also be present at this set, so I almost guarantee he will show up on GRiZ’s stage at some point.
GRiZ will be blazing up the Lunar Stage Saturday at 5:30 PM.
Bass music and hip hop are the two of the most popular genres in the DMV. Nobody combines these better than the next 3 artists I’m going to list here, first I’m going to start with Jauz. He has been a pioneer in pushing bass, house, and hip hop to new heights. In the last year, he has travelled the world on the sound he gives whenever he makes a drop I like to call decaying wubz.
I expect to have bass in my face the whole set and rage out to his bangers and you can too at the Solar stage 8:45PM on Sunday.
Next up with future bass, hip hop, and trap is a new player to the game, named Marshmello. There have been many rumors about his appearance on the scene, as being around for less than a year, he’s already made appearances at festivals as big as Ultra and far away as Asia. As a masked musician people have said he’s Dotcom, as they both have the same tattoo’s in the same places, but who knows? His style focuses on more melodic trap, and lighter, happier sounding music. His light shows are second to none and his mixing exemplifies anything sounding like the future.
Catch Marshmello on at 9:05PM on Saturday closing out the Solar stage!
If you love Marshmello, you’ll definitely like these two more old school acts–not new to the game and still making bangers like madmen. Yellow Claw, along with Major Lazer brought ragga and dancehall back to the dance scene, but they have a wide range of genres they encompass, producing everything from electro sounding , “Love Me ‘Till It Hurts”, and ragga sounding “Dancehall Soldier”. These guys don’t disappoint whenever they go on stage, and make ghetto sounding bass tracks.
Head over to the Stellar stage Sunday at 7 PM to catch these guys!
I saved the best for last, everyone in the dance scene knows them, the owners of record label Hi Def Youth, Flosstradamus. HDYnation brought trap from detroit out of the shadows and into the limelight. Their songs lighters up, pillz, and prison riot, as well as their sole purpose to make a mosh pit at every single concert has made them famous.
These boys will be hitting the Lunar stage at 8:00 PM on Saturday, you don’t want to miss them!
Moonrise 2016 takes place from August 6-7 in Baltimore, MD. Find more information and tickets online at http://www.moonrisefestiveal.com/, and be sure to follow CisternYard Radio on Twitter and Instagram (@cy_radio) to stay updated on our Snapchat (@cy_radio) for live coverage from the event.
You can also find our DJ, JP, at livefireproductions.com for more of his blogs and social media!