Written by: Kathryn Gober
Cover photo: Imagine Festival

Imagine Festival is right around the corner, and the lineup is stacked with exciting artists! The plethora of names on the lineup is incredibly extensive, and hidden within is a multitude of musical gems you might not know… yet. We did the research for you, and compiled a list of the sets you need to catch.

Peep our curated Soundcloud playlist to start planning your festival itinerary.

Silent Disco Stage

The Silent Disco boasts over 50 artists, including 3 surprise sets. You can jam from 1:00-4:10pm and 3:00-7:00am, Friday through Sunday.

Tripnotic opens up the Silent Disco stage with a filthy, bouncy riddim sound for all the early risers. (Friday, 1:00-2:00pm)

Xenotype crafts downtempo bass tracks for his fellow aliens, incorporating low wobbles and extraterrestrial elements to take you on a trip to outer space. (Sunday, 3:10-4:05pm) 

Leet fuses elements of downtempo, freeform bass, lofi, and hip-hop into a completely unique sound. His beats will have your head nodding and the vibe flowing. (Sunday, 3:45-4:30am)

Oceania Stage

Drinkurwater opens up the Oceania stage for the weekend with a heavy dubstep and trap blend. (Friday, 5:00-6:15pm)

1788-L combines progressive, trippy sounds with a deep and dark vibe. Sporting collabs with Rezz, Ekali, and TYNAN, this set will be a necessary, bass-heavy experience. (Saturday, 7:15-8:15pm)

Said The Sky is renown for playing the drums and singing live during his sets, merging future bass and melodic vocals for feel-good sets. (Sunday, 6:00-7:00pm)

Amazonia Stage

JuJu Beats throws down hip-hop influenced downtempo beats, chock full of gooey wobbles. (Saturday, 6:05-7:05pm)

Thriftworks combines melodic sounds, experimental rhythms, and distorted vocals to craft truly unique music. His sound is incomparable to any other artist – don’t miss this treat of a set. (Sunday, 6:05-7:10pm)

Jade Cicada seamlessly blends his driving, hype beats with melodic tracks to get the crowd vibing. His live sets never disappoint. (Sunday, 8:45-9:45pm)

Disco Inferno Stage

He$h is bringing hard-hitting dubstep with trap influence to the Disco Inferno stage. A Dallas, TX native, He$h has established himself on a nationwide tour at only 19 years old. (Friday, 7:45-8:45pm)

Wax Motif will be laying down the house beats with a slather of G-house bounce. (Saturday, 6:45-7:45pm)

Justin Jay melds disco, deep house, and indie vibes for a groove-inspiring sound. (Sunday, 6:45-7:45pm)

Six Feather Stage

Teriyaki Noize opens the Six Feather stage with a sound he calls future traphouse. If you’re looking for a little variety in your house music, make sure to catch this set. (Friday, 5:00-5:45pm)

Reliquary is dedicated to combining uplifting and emotional sound in his progressive trance sets. Hailing from Atlanta, Reliquary has opened for notable acts such as Marcus Schulz and Dash Berlin. (Saturday 9:00-10:00pm)

TechYes 360 Stage

Two Tails is the brainchild of classically-trained Ashley Berquist and bass affectionado James Vadner. The duo proudly produces and spins genre-less tunes with the motto “Fuck genres, make music.” (Friday 7:00-8:00pm)

Franklyn Watts combines tech house with tropical house for a bouncy sound complete with ambient phasers and hi-hat heavy beats. (Saturday 8:00-9:00pm)

Hunter Reid combines the minimal, tech, and booty bounce into a genre he calls booty tech bounce. (Sunday, 7:00-8:00pm)

Image: facebook.com/imaginefestival
Posted by:Kathryn Gober

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