If you haven’t already checked out our “6 Reasons that Northern Nights is The Festival of the Summer”, be sure to check that out here. But once you’re at the festival, how do you know what artists to check out? Northern Nights is unique because of the diverse range of music showcased at the festival, so let us guide you through some of our personal favorites. And who knows, if you come to their sets you might even get to jam with us as well!
Don’t let the name fool you, hailing from the Santa Cruz Mountains, Minnesota has been lighting up the festival circuit for years. From Electric Forest to Wobbleland, across the country Minnesota has been delivering pounding bass and fantastic energy. Be sure not to let his set pass by!
Check out Minnesota’s SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/minnesota
Hard-hitters Alix Perez and Eprom join together to form Shades, exemplifying deep grooves, and hard yet graceful composition. These forward-thinking producers are always on the cutting edge on creating interesting, experimental and wonky bass sound design
Checkout Shades here: https://soundcloud.com/shadesmusicpage
3. Big Wild
We are beyond excited to catch this Northern Nights vet’s set! Big Wild makes music inspired by the natural world. Performing live, Big Wild switches between drum boards, synths, keyboards and his live vocals for an all immersive performance. There is no genre to describe Big Wild but some have coined his music as “ electronica, featuring elements of energetic pop, indie & disco music”. There’s a reason NNMF fans can’t get enough of Big Wild.
Check out Big Wild:https://soundcloud.com/bigwild
You might remember Fuego’s viral spanish rendition of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” called “Cuando Suena El Bling”, but Fuego is so much more than a social media phenom. This Dominican singer/songwriter/rapper produces anything from club hits to deep melodic rhythms. Incorporating Hip hop, R&B, and reggaeton influence, Fuego is sure to be one of the top sets of NNMF.
Check out Fuego here: https://soundcloud.com/fuegomusica
You may know her as Bay Area legend Kehlani’s right-hand woman and resident DJ, but Noodles has blown up on the scene with her seamlessly fluid and though-out mixes. Noodles is a Bay Area-based artist who now resides in LA, her style is a vibe of R&B, mixed with modern rap, integrated with a fun electronic sound.
Check out Noodles: https://soundcloud.com/wicvh
Born in Toronto, raised in the Bay, ODIE’s genre bends between hip hop, R&B, pop and afrobeat creating a truly unique sound. He draws inspiration from his own multiculturally diverse communities. He considers himself “an analog artist in the digital age” meaning you won’t find him all over social media, and only emphasizes the release and importance of his music.
Check out ODIE here: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz
7. The Funk Hunters
Sweeping the stage through major festivals like Coachella, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, and Lightning in a Bottle, The Funk Hunters are seasoned pros at keeping the crowd moving. This duo has cultivated their signature unique sound by creating forward-thinking electronic music influenced by funk, soul, and old school jazz. Don’t miss out on the Funk Hunters to keep you dancing all night.
Check out The Funk Hunters: https://soundcloud.com/thefunkhunters
Having had a fast rise to fame, VNSSA has seriously swept 2019. Laying down huge sets at EDC and LIB, VNSSA is the queen of tech house. She’s the kind of producer you’ll love to jam to floating your days away on the Eel River, (before getting up to dance, of course). There’s no sign of VNSSA slowing down anytime soon, so Northern Nights is the perfect opportunity to catch her live.
Listen to VNSSA here: https://soundcloud.com/v_nss_a
9: Desert Hearts Takeover
Featuring Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Marbs, the Desert Hearts takeover is guaranteed to be one of the best sets of the festival. Since 2012 Desert Hearts has been at the forefront of a movement centered on the vibe focused experience of House, Techno, and as they say, Love. Desert Hearts has been radiating good vibes across the globe, so their set is essential.
Check out Desert Hearts: https://soundcloud.com/desert-hearts-records
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Hope to catch you there!