Dancefestopia Music Festival returns this weekend September 9th – 12th, 2021, for its 9th year evoking the magical Emerald City. Wander through a world of “enchantment, wonder, and bass” and find a “home of happiness, love, and celebration” (dancefestopia.com/about). Wildwood Outdoor Education Center has been the festival’s home since 2018, offering four stages, campgrounds, rolling hills, forests, and pristine lake water, all while making a weekend full of memories. With headliners like as GRiZ, Zeds Dead, and Rezz, Dancefestopia is set for amazing 2021 return. Let’s take a look at some artists you don’t want to miss throughout this magical weekend!
The Dutch-born electronic producer Dion Timmer is set to take the Emerald Stage on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at 8:30 pm. Since his start in 2014, Dion Timmer has released his genre- spanning tracks through notable labels such as WAKAAN, Monstercat, and Never Say Die. Dion Timmer’s “Shiawase” has been a fan favorite and gained popularity through various video games. He has also worked alongside major artists like Virutal Riot, Liquid Stranger, Zeds Dead, and Sullivan King. Recently, Dion Timmer and Excision joined forces on two massive bass tracks: “Broken Pieces” and “Salvation.” Immerse yourself in Dion Timmer’s music at Dancefestopia 2021.
VAMPA rose through Chicago’s bass music scene with her otherworldly wubz and sultry vocals. Her songwriting abilities shine through her intricate melodies soaring over powerful synths that hypnotize her audiences. VAMPA has released music with Drama Club Recordings, Deadbeats, and Kannibalen Records. She has also performed sets at Miami Music Week, Lost Lands, Zen Awakening, Fractal Beach, Electric Forest, and Moonrise, to name a few. VAMPA’s most recent releases “New Levels” and “Blood Moon” can be found below to taste her intoxicating bass before her set on the Emerald Stage, Saturday, September 11th, at 4:00 pm.
Kai Wachi brings his dominant, face-melting bass to the Emerald Stage on Friday, September 10th, at 7:30 pm. Over the years, Kai Wachi has brought his thrilling production technique, vigorous works, and creative sensibilities to the forefront with releases on Kannibalen Records and festival performances at EDC, Lost Lands, Wobbleland, and Paradiso. His 2019 debut album DEMIGOD, which featured collaborations with Grabbitz, Famous Dex, Virus Syndicate, Sullivan King, and more, showcased his immense growth and that Kai Wachi is a force to be reckoned with.
Jessica Audiffred has dominated the Mexico dance with no signs of slowing down. With her unique style of bass and trap, Jessica Audiffred has entranced audiences at EDC and Tomorrowland in Mexico. In just a few short years, Jessica has also been featured on B2B performances and tours with major players such as Excision and Riot Ten. As “one of the hardest players in the game” (Festival Voice), Jessica introduced her ‘A Records‘ imprint in 2016, has been described as “the Queen of Mexico’s Trap and Bass scene” by ‘Your EDM,’ and continues to cement herself as a global artist. Find Jessica Audiffred on the Lollipop Stage, Friday, September 10th, at 5:10 am.
The enigmatic, masked producer KLOUD will be on Lollipop Stage during the early hours following Friday, September 10th, at 4:05 am. The dark futuristic world of KLOUD is sonically influenced by techno and house elements with electro and analog synthesizers. With very little to know about this elusive fictional character, KLOUD is built around the “modern realities of data privacy, artificial intelligence, and robotics” (KLOUD’ s Spotify bio). KLOUD’s 10 track debut album AUTONOMY speaks for itself in regards to the talent of this faceless producer.
*As our favorite festivals and events come back remember to take care of the friends and community around you. Practice safe raving and make sure to have plenty of water and rest breaks. To fight dehydration at your next festival, check out Raveraide, a great-tasting hydration stick made by ravers for ravers.*
*Producers, remember to submit your tracks under the Demo Submission tab to get your own music featured on our website and social media!*
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