Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Shadow Field
Cooler temperatures? Check. Loud music? Check. Crazy outfits? Check. If my scientific calculations are correct, those three things are a recipe for a great fall day. And while the pubs will be crawling and the houses will be haunted the best place to get all three of those this weekend is going to be at the Something Wicked Festival.
Yesterday Rocks Off captain Chris Gray took a look at things over at the Bass Massacre stage. While bass is great, there's an argument to be made that man cannot live on bass alone. For those looking to take a break from the bone rattling, there's the Shadow Field stage.
Headlined by house music superstar Kaskade (who rocked the Bayou Music Center back in July), Shadow Field represents the more melodic side of EDM. Like your music more dancey and less destructive? This is the place to be.
Time: 2:00 pm Provenance: Houston Genres: Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House Key Cuts: Remixes of Saeed Younan's "Wassup Wassabi" and Tigerhook Corp's "Business as Usual" Interesting Fact: You may have heard his music on CSI and The Discovery Channel. Links: Facebook , Soundcloud
Time: 2:45 pm Provenance: West Covina, California Genres: Electro House, Progressive Key Cuts: "Bounce" and a remix of Cratesz's "Shot Gun" Interesting Fact: Deorro originally went by the name Ton!c and is huge in Australia. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Time: 3:30 pm Provenance: Philadelphia Genres: Trance, Progressive House, Electronica Key Cuts: Michael Myers Pres [ESC]"Autorotation" Interesting Fact: Although he shares his name with the character from Halloween we have no reason to believe he's a danger to any festival goers. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Time: 4:30 pm Provenance: Madrid, Spain Genres: House Key Cuts: "Breaking Your Fall" Interesting Fact: Avila is 17 years old and came in second at the Spanish Wakeboard Championships. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
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Time: 5:30 pm Provenance: Atlanta Genres: Electro House, Indie Dance Key Cuts: "Awake", "The Light", and "Play Loud", plus his remix of Kaskade's "Turn It Down: Interesting Fact: He was awesome at Identity Fest a few months back. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Time: 6:30 pm Provenance: The Netherlands Genres: Trance, Progressive House Key Cuts: Remixes of Delerium's "Silence" and Dash Berlin's "Waiting" Interesting Fact: Those key cuts are the top two tracks on Beatport's trance chart right now. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Time: 7:30 pm From: Austin Genres: Trance Key Cuts: "Azuca"; "Still With Me"; "Everafter" Recent Release: Piercing The Quiet: Remixed Interesting Fact: Fans of the group are known as "Tritonians." Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Time: 8:30 pm Provenance: Los Angeles/Australia Genres: Trance, Progressive House Key Cuts: "Glow In The Dark," "Talking To Myself" Recent Release: Shooting Stars Interesting Fact: According to his Facebook, the next time he's handcuffed while nude won't be the first time it's happened. Links: Facebook , Twitter
Time: 9:30 pm Provenance: Germany Genres: Electro House Key Cuts: "Spectrum," "Fall Into The Sky," "Stache" Recent Release: Clarity Interesting Fact: His new album hit No. 1 on the iTunes Dance Charts and he's been in the studio recently with Lady Gaga. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
Something Wicked begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. See the festival's Web site for more information if that's the sort of thing you're in to.
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