Comin' in hot! Last but not least on our stage preview coverage for Elements is the Fire Stage. Hosted by Webster Hall, Girls & Boys, and GBH, they're mixing it up with local AND international superstars. It will feature true insight into what's actually going on in the Big Apple underground with local talent such as Alex English, as well as Hotel Garuda, Anna Lunoe and more! Tssss.. try not to get burned.
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Presented by Webster Hall, Girls & Boys, and gbh.tv.
Australian based DJ Anna Lunoe has created a solid identity for herself globally through her viciously catchy beats spanning the deeper genres of house music. She's made a huge name for herself both in her home country of Australia and here in the States. From writing music to impress her father at the age of 5 to interviewing bands as a music journalist to headlining festivals all over the world, she climbed the industry ladder with hard work and the proper passion to back it. Come see her close out from 9-10pm and find out why us music lovers have one giant crush on her <3
You may recognize this name as being affiliated with Kaskade. He has, not only remixed some of Ryan's tracks, but he's collaborated with him and even opened a sold out Barclays Center show during the Atmosphere Tour, which in turn, catapulted him into the limelight. With some amazing reworks such as Zhu - Faded and Alesso - Heroes as well as originals, "Those Days" and "Walkin," Amtrac is going to get you pumped for the headliner with his smooth yet bouncy house beats. The cool thing is he sets out to make songs anyone could enjoy, not just club goers. So bring you wife, bring you mom (I know I will), and prepare to dance the night away.
Originally from South Africa, Nora En Pure was raised in Switzerland and is a self-proclaimed musician first, dance music producer second, and DJ third. Her classically infused productions including piano, keyboards, strings, and tropical instruments have everyone from non-ravers to kandi kids on board. Yes, she's a hot female DJ, but don't hold her looks against her; she's all about the music and shames those of her gender using their bodies to establish a good image. "Women have a great feel for melody and rhythm — just make good music.” Catch her from 7-8pm throwing down the perfect vibes during the sunset.
Actually fully pronounced "Ex ex why why ex ex", which came from a blog he curated, Marcel Everett will be joining the inferno from Orlando, FL. With a liking for rock and hip hop, he began making music when he was just 10 years old, starting out with the guitar and piano. Not until the age of 13 did he start to dabble in electronic music where he eventually came to the soulful experimental ambient bass music he plays now. Expect some slow jams out of this one as the day turns night and we prepare for the turn up. Maybe his new side project, Icterine will even come out to play!
The new kings of summer vibes, Autograf are throwing their sound into the stages already incredibly diverse lineup. Ironically founded in the windy city of Chicago, the trio has managed to keep themselves and their audiences warm with a future house blend of tracks that make you yearn for the picturesque day party with a Corona on hand. Touching on everything from deep house to break beat, they avoid allowing genres to dictate what their sound is. Nearly every major music outlet incorporated them a top artists to watch list this year and they've definitely made good on those speculations. Their set time is from 5pm-6pm meaning that the day's heat will be at it's peak, then cool it's way down towards the end of their set, which is exactly what to expect from the tunes they'll be playing.
Come get tropical from 4-5pm with these two! Hotel Garuda AKA Manila Killa and Candle Weather AKA Chris and Aseem have been making waves in the dance music scene for a little over a year now. In 2014 they were named one of the top 10 artists to watch by Ultra and have been moving mountains ever since. A piece of the collective, Moving Castle, who have been gaining the attention of top artists in the industry, including Skrillex, these guys are paving the way to an innovative future for the dance music industry.
Brooklyn-based Luca is the perfect addition to the local talent on this stage. Although far from local now, hes played all over including LA and SXSW earlier this year! Pulling influences from everyone from early day Skrillex to Daft Punk with East Asian and Japanese style thrown in, hes managed to swoop in to this generations imagination with an adventurous mindset. Catch him playing with fire from 3-4pm.
After Alex sets the tone for the stage, another east coast staple Eau Claire will be donning the decks. Playing into the laid back future house vibe with a kick of nu-disco, Eau Claire comes to us with armful of remixes that have gained a lot of traction on Soundcloud, many of which have landed top 10 spots on Hype Machine. Coming off of playing the notorious Splash House mini-fest a couple weeks ago, Eau Claire is bringing some of those west coast vibes back with her, with a set list that will surely get the party started.
Getting the fire started from 1-2pm is another NY native and Webster Hall resident. Alex has been setting off and closing down parties all over New York City for years. His ability to adapt to any environment, any festival, and any crowd, has kept his name and his beats pertinent. Going b2b with his buddy Hiyawatha (playing the Air Stage) at Moonrise Festival, he was able to successfully cycle through 15 genres in 2 hours. FIFTEEN GENRES. If that doesn't spell diversity and draw you to his set, then you may be a lost cause.
Flyer artwork by Voodoo Bownz