The 4th Annual WHAT THE FESTIVAL!? is coming up this June here in Oregon & STYLSS affiliates have selected Ten of the artists we would recommend you add to your MUST SEE list. Besides having an epic pool party and toting the West Coast’s largest disco ball, this year’s WTF line-up is stacked full of new faces along with a diverse handful of some of our favorites.
“It goes without saying, Dane Morris aka Great Dane is a must see this year at WTF. Signed on with the endless talent at, Team Supreme, his latest self-titled album “Great Dane” dropped just about a month ago and if you haven’t heard it i’m not sure what you’ve been listening too, it’s packed start to finish with low-end heavy slappers for the likes of any age group. It’s a mover, and just easy to listen and vibe to. Mastered by the legendary Daddy Kev, the lead single entitled “DVNE” creeps forward and knocks you on your ass with no choice but to sluggishly bob your head and laugh. It’s fucking humungous.
As a fan and a friend, I can say from experience his live sets are not only fun to watch and listen to but an inspiration to performers alike. With an hour straight of All Original content there’s bound to be something for anyone & everyone including you. Don’t sleep on this young beat slayer, it’s rare in these times to meet talent who manages to keep their humility. Great Dane is the type of artist worth your support, so make your way out.“ -EASTGHOST
“A very familiar name in the west coast electronic music scene, EPROM made his mark in the Bay Area and recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest. Your always bound to hear something new during his performances, dipping into dark sensibilities while remaining goal driven and taking the listener to place beyond the present.” -HEW
“Anna Lunoe who is more than just a DJ/singer/songwriter/producer has seem to blow up from no where over the past year, but that’s only from years of hard work. Coming from Australia she transplanted her self into a vulnerable new environment in the United States – – which she has since conquered.” -WOKR
MACHINEDRUM (Vapor City Live):
“Machinedrum’s Vapor City Live is easily one of the best electronic live performances I’ve seen in a while. Whether you’re a fan of Machinedrum’s prolific and diverse banging production or a fan of live music in general, Vapor City Live is a journey is not to be missed and the visuals are on point” -QUARRY
“An active member of the Portland music scene, Barisone gets around. Teaming up with local talent and promoters such as Bubblin, We Got This, Fak Wednesdays and pretty much any prominent scene in stumptown. Known for his great selection in club edits and his ability to cater to a crowd. Don’t miss him.” -HEW
“It’s crazy to think that TOKiMONSTAs debut album “midnight menu” came out five years ago. Breaking through the LA beat scene and onto a global scale, she has grown to develop a sound all her own. Her production has matured and shaped over the years and has a live set you don’t want to miss.” -WOKR
“When first listening in on ‘insightful’s now two year old single, “Ugliful” off his Soulection debut EP, “the shy lanterns glow”, from the other room I heard an unmatched and introspective sound of deeply personal, creative music and a cold turn for a better world of hip-hop. It was clear then how far the sound had come in it’s short, vivacious life. After viewing the official video for the song, I knew this was an artist to study and watch closely throughout the next few years and he has yet to disappoint. Hailing from the bay area, Insightful transcends far beyond the “Oakland Sound” with his recent full-length release “All That Is Left Is Right”. Keeping his roots in the ethereal drones and ambient textures that make his sound truly his own, he explores his production even further with tracks like “The Loyalist” featuring Miles Bonny on trumpet and the slightly more upbeat, club-ready anthem, “Moth Mother”. This is an act sure to inspire and stand apart from any others of the weekend. I highly recommend coming through.” -EASTGHOST
“A member and co-founder of the San Francisco based house label Dirtybird. Justin Martin has been djing and producing music heavily over the years while traveling and performing at shows and festivals across the states. He has been acknowledged by FACT Magazine and Resident Advisor as a key player in both the funky and ghetto flavors of house music.” -HEW
“Ellie Herring has been on a steady incline, with three releases already behind her, and one more soon to follow. Based out of Lexington, Kentucky, the artist is well-supported in the small yet fruitful electronic scene that exists. Herring makes her way to the Pacific Northwest with pure intentions, only stopping to play a few shows and hand selected festivals; be sure not to miss her at WTF. With the slew of remixes she’s been up to, it’s sure to provide flowing energy.”
“Emerging from the Portland music scene, QUARRY stands out as a pioneer of the unseen & the untold, giving birth to the all encompassing global art movement that is STYLSS. An artist always pushing the envelope and a proponent of giving listeners what they ‘need’ rather than what they ‘want’. QUARRY has been making huge strides artistically in the last year. His sets consist of all original productions, an ambient live experience sure to shake the foundations of popular music. It’s a guaranteed spectacle to those who have yet to break through, and a refreshing breath of creativity for those who have.
The fourth annual What The Festival takes place June 19th – 22nd, 100 miles East of Portland, OR in Wolf Run Rach, OR.
For more information, full line-up, to buy tickets, please visit http://whatthefestival.com
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