Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: The Experiment
BY CHRIS GRAY AND CORY GARCIA
Of the dozens of electronic-music artists from all over the world playing Saturday's Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park, the ones at "The Experiment" area bear should not be overlooked for one simple reason: They live here.
Time: 3 p.m. Provenance: Houston Genre: Hip-hop, Grime, Bass Key Cuts: "I Pled the Filth" (Filthpusha), "Intellectual Property" (Buda), "Pissin' In Dey But" (Buda) Interesting Fact: Members of the Purple Gang, a far cry from the one in Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock." Links: Facebook ( Filthpusha , Buda Love ), Soundcloud ( Filthpusha , Buda Love )
Time: 4 p.m. Provenance: Houston Genre: Trance, Progressive, Hardstyle Key Cuts: See above Interesting Fact: Affilliated with Houston's LOTUS crew (Ladies of the Underground Sound) with DJ Lullaby and others. Links: Twitter , Facebook , Soundcloud
TAGER N FUNK
Time: 4:30 p.m. Provenance: Houston Genre: House Key Cuts: Monthly "Amplified Sessions" on their Soundcloud page. Interesting Fact: Natives of Israel and Pakistan, duo incorporates electronic drums and MIDI controllers into their sets. Links: Soundcloud , Facebook , Mixcloud
Time: 6:15 pm Provenance: Austin Genre: Progressive House, Tech House, Minimal Key Cuts: "The Chant," "Underworld Dreams," remix of Apr0nz's "Fly High" Interesting Fact: Made his first mixtape and played his first gig way back in 2002. Links: Facebook , Twitter , Soundcloud
JEFF CHEN/DJ KID STYLEZ
Time: 8:15 pm Provenance: Houston Genre: House, Tech House, Techno Key Cut: "Escalofrio" Recent Release: Earotic Sessions 098 Interesting Fact: Got his start filling in for an absent DJ; before his promotion he was manning the club's lights. Links: Facebook , Soundcloud
GRRRL PARTS Time: 9:30 pm Provenance: Houston Genre: Indie, Electro, Disco Interesting Fact: Nominated for multiple Houston Press Music Awards, and have taken home Best Club DJ twice. Links: Facebook, Twitter
Time: 10:45 p.m. Provenance: Houston Genre: House, Progressive, Electro Key Cuts: "Timeless," "Poolside" Interesting Fact: Lawrence spent some time in the mid-'00s holding down a residency and packing clubs in Daegu, South Korea. Links: Facebook , Soundcloud
Something Wicked begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. See somethingwickedfestival.com for everything else.
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