The Pacific Northwest has a recurring summer festival in one of the most beautiful areas known to man, the Gorge Amphitheatre. This year, USC Events will host a plethora of artists at Paradiso Festival. We’re going to give you a rundown of the top 5 sets that are a must-see.
Spending the last year at Paradiso as Porter Robinson, he will now take the stage as his new moniker, Virtual Self. A more old school trance sound will ensue, and will feature many originals under this new name of his. His set at EDC was to die for, but with the more intimate setting at the Gorge, it will be the set you will live for.
Minnesota B2B Buku
when the mid-to-late 2000’s dubstep came and went, Buku & Minnesota stayed behind, showing us what we missed. Dubstep wasn’t always about how heavy the bass drop was, or how hype a track can get, and USC Events must have noticed this when booking these two together, to share a stage for an evening at Paradiso. They are two peas in a (bass) pod, unique in sound, yet similar in stature, experience, and vibrancy. Expect old school dubstep roots in their set, like you’ve known in their music.
The Crystal Method
Quite possibly the oldest group on the entire lineup, breakbeat legends ‘The Crystal Method’ will be performing what might be one of the only live sets to be played at the festival. If you don’t know their name, you’ll definitely know two of their most popular tracks. Even then, expect something completely different to what you’re used to when you see them.
Yep, you read that right. Pendulum. Among the most legendary drum and bass artists to take a hiatus, USC Events now has the chance to host them, and on top of that, they’re playing in one of the most beautiful venues in the world. There is only one artist that should even be considered if they played the same set time, and that artist is below.
Breaking the norms of electronic music every single time they release a track sounds impossible, but they just so happen to do it. Noisia constantly breaks sonic barriers through their releases, so it should be a given that their live set should be the same way, more-so with a festival set.
You’ll find more excellent artists alongside these at Paradiso Festival on the 15th and 16th of June, at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Ticket info can be found here.