EUPHORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LINEUP
The Euphoria founders have a tremendous passion for live music that is continually evolving and growing, and this year’s lineup is no exception. But they prove year after year that a good lineup these days also needs proper allocation to electronica producers, hip hop artists, and live electronic band, providing a festival where you where can you get jam sessions, livetronica, funk, classic electronic, hip hop, house, dubstep, and daytime disco all in one. Turning the Euphoria Music & Arts Festival into a multi-genre dance extravaganza.
“From top to bottom, this is Euphoria’s most amazing lineup to date,” festival producer Mitch Morales said in a statement. “We have major players, institutions, exciting up-and-comers and even a Grammy nominee—all of which cross a multitude of genres, yet still reside within our euphoric musical vibe. I cannot wait to host our festival family, both new and old, again this April. Operating as an independent festival has allowed us to focus on building community and unique experiences; our diverse roster of artists, new initiatives with Ecophoria, and commitment as Austin natives underscore that.”
Autograf preforming on the Dragonfly Stage at Euphoria 2016
Compose Yourself Magazine asked Pete Gross, Talent Buyer and Festival Partner, about how this amazingly diverse lineup was created: “It is a truly a team effort in how we curate artists. From Mitch (Morales) our managing partner to Will and Max our full-time crushers, to Briggs and our other partners and even our interns. Of course, we have our headliners, which are all incredible and diverse, but we also focus a lot of the rest of the bill.”
Supporting that statement is this fact. In addition to major artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights Live, Chromeo (Canada), Moby, Bob Moses (Canada), Alesso, Young Thug, Zeds Dead, The Disco Biscuits, The Floozies, Knife Party, Chet Porter, and Papadosio, they have also booked upcoming artists including Ganja White Night, Ill-Esha, Manic Focus, Carlyle, Evanoff, Flamingosis, BadBadNotGood, Maddy O’Neal, The Widdler, and young Canadian duo Tennyson.
All this talent will fit into 3 stages at Euphoria. Two large main stages with big open spaces in front creating plenty of dance room, and the Dragonfly stage, situated at the bottom of a natural auditorium-style 40-foot river bank. Last year, the Euphoria team collaborated with Art Seen Alliance to project faces onto the trees across the river bank; it was spectacular. We are super excited to see what they have in store for us this year at what must be one of our most favorite stages at any of our most favorite festivals.
Art Seen Alliance projections across the river from the Dragonfly stage @ Euphoria 2016
In addition to the music, look out for the live painters, fire flow performers, and other forms of art mediums including mobile art installations (such as the beautiful butterflies in 2016) that will add a vital visual experience.
Live Art @ Euphoria 2016
Here are some of our recommendations:
Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo hasn’t released an album since 2014’s White Women but the crowd-pleasing partnership between David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel is currently working on a new album, according to their Twitter bio. White Women peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and the album’s left-field hit earned Song of the Summer praise from none other than Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. “For me, I think it’s a crime that Chromeo is not up there (in the discussion) because their level of pop songs — aw man, it’s everything I could ever want. It isn’t sticking. I want ‘Jealous’ to win so bad,” he told Time. We could not agree more, see you on this dancefloor for sure!
Alesso: Known for big room dance mixes, often intermixed with his more aggressive rave productions, the Swedish house DJ recently partnered with Euphoria alum Dillon Francis for the track “Take My Breath Away“.
Pretty Lights Live: An oft mentioned favorite set for many Euphoria fans, the “electro hip-hop soul” innovator returns to Carson Creek with a full live band performance. With “Only Yesterday” being his only release of the year, fans are eager to hear something new from the Colorado native.
Young Thug: At one time known more for his collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame, Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, T.I. and other Southern hip-hop royalty, Young Thug is the master of the mixtape with I’m Up, Slime Season 3 and Jeffrey, all dropping in 2016.
Bob Moses: A Canadian live-electronic act named after the famous, Depression-era New York architect, the duo has been a regular fixture on the festival circuit, performing at TomorrowWorld, Ultra Music Festival, Governors Ball and now Euphoria. Their latest, Days Gone By, was recently given the remix treatment from artists like A-Trak, RAC and Joris Voorn.
Chronixx: Branded as “reggae revival” with lyrical content that revolves around anti-war and change, Chronixx’ music is a perfect for the socially conscious fans of Euphoria. His carefully assembled cast of musicians, Zincfence Redemption, will be providing backing support. “Prepare your minds and hearts for this revolution.”
The Floozies: Combing amazing electronic production and live instrumentation, The Floozies know how to throw an epic dance party. And if you can’t make it out to see them, these funk soul brothers make all of their music available for free. This is a dancefloor we will not be missing.
The Knocks: Known as much for their own releases, as for working with such mainstream talent as Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and Sky Ferreira, the New York-based duo has been tagged as one of the “20 hottest producers in music” by NME magazine. Their debut album, 55, came out in early 2016.
Papadosio: Papadosio is what one could easily refer to as a musical chameleon, bouncing between the outer reaches of rock, jazz and electronic, but always somehow remaining familiar. The band is currently touring behind their Pattern Integrities EP. We heard them at Envision Festival in February and they were mesmerizing.
The butterflies @ Euphoria 2016