Meow Wolf’s music festival, Vortex, returns next month. Taking place at The JunkYard in the heart of Denver the immersive outdoor festival experience features astonishing art, incredible music acts and dazzling performances.
Vortex headliner, GRiZ, will be performing both Saturday and Sunday night along with other talented artists. This will be one of his last shows before his hiatus, so you can only expect a strong energy of electronic love, funk, and unity.
Single day and three day passes are on sale now. Enter the Vortex and for three days, travel to a land of surprise and wonder and be sure to catch these of these ladies’ sets.
As a dancer growing up, music has always been an outlet for Zingara. While filming other DJs as she studied videography in college, she soon discovered her talent for DJing and switched majors to music. Zingara clears her head with the art of production. There’s deep emotion behind her music, and her pain and grief from losing loved ones in her life helps strengthen her creative sound design.
After Vortex, Zingara will be touring with LSDream on the Radical Experience Visual Tour, provoking spirit and mindfulness with her healing tracks, similar to how she did on her Astra Tour. “Astra has such a special place in my heart,” she says. “The ideas of it all came together in such a magical way and has helped heal others in so many different ways.”
Connecting with Zingara at her Vortex set will allow listeners to be a part of her movement, creating space to transmute pain for something beautiful.
BLOND:ISH’s creamy, sunny, vocal-driven tech-house tracks are sentimental, and slightly trippy. BLOND:ISH is the solo project of the duo Vivie-Ann Bakos (initially Bakos & D’Elene Corniere). She’s performed at some of the largest festivals throughout her career including Tomorrowland, Burning Man, Coachella, Ultra, and more, and this year, she’s worked with Darmon and Eran Hersh to release the tech-house banger, “Sorry (with Madonna)”.
Not only is BLOND:ISH a rockstar on stage, but she’s an incredible influence to the EDM community. She’s been a catalyst for “sustainable raving” – directing a successful beach clean up in Ibiza with locals and activists, appearing on IMS & ADE Green panels to exchange views on sustainability, as well as launching her “Bye Bye Plastics” initiative.
Jennifer Lee, also known as TOKiMONSTA, balances indie, EDM, and R&B to create soft, joyous tracks. She fuses vintage sensibilities with progressive inclinations, and has made her way beyond her LA origins. Heartbeats dance to her textured melodies and dreamy instrumentalism.
TOKiMONSTA has been widely recognized (as she should) by radio programs including Billboard, MTV, VIBE, Rolling Stone, BBC Radio1 (UK), and more. In 2010, she was ranked by LA Weekly as “2010’s #1 Female DJ in Los Angeles” and also participated in the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2010. She’s toured with some of the best DJs in the industry including Skrillex, Diplo and Pretty Lights, but she knows how to put on a show herself, and you bet she will at Vortex.
From dancing late into the night at nightclubs to finding her sound as a DJ/producer, EREZ is passionate about her music. “Dancing is one of the only moments where I’m truly able to clear my mind,” she shares. Influenced by late night dance parties and heady self-reflection, her new single “Dance It Away,” is trancey and fluid.
EREZA reminds us of ourselves – innocent, free beings. As an NYC born, Israeli-raised, and now an LA local, her unique upbringing gives her freedom to establish a worldy sound. She’ll catch ears and put listeners in a dreamstate with her melodic house beats.
Also from Detroit, like Vortex headliner GRiZ, is DJ Minx. Earning respect through the club scene, her sets range from deep and minimal to boisterous and funky. DJ Minx has been DJing for over three decades, and she continues to attain distinction and become a leader among the Detroit dance scene.
DJ Minx formed the “Women on Wax” collective in 1996, working with promoters and DJs across the country to solidify careers for female DJs and singers. She later launched the label Women on Wax Recordings in 2001. She’s been named one of the “20 Women Who Shaped the History of Dance Music” by Mixmag and one of the “Best House Music DJs of All Time” by TimeOut New York. She was also presented with the Spirit of Detroit Award for “exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life.
During Pride Month in 2021, Minx came out and soon after, she was featured in a mural on the side of a building dedicated to the city’s LGBTQ+ community in Detroit. When Minx dropped her single “Purse First”, she donated the proceeds to the queer community center.
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