10 Acts you can’t miss at Rootwire this weekend
Zebbler is the genius behind EOTO’s Lotus Flower and Shpongletron. His 3D
mapped custom visuals will literally have you melting. Someone is going to
need to mop up the crowd at the main stage.
Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (keyboardist and bassist for The Disco
Biscuits) formed Conspirator back in 2004 and have been pumping out an
effortless fusion of live instrumentation electronic production ever
since. They are a must-catch set for those craving some
Famous for their sunrise sets at Burning Man, Desert Dwellers are the
masters of downtempo dub. Actualy, lets call it DownTemple Dub. Skillfully
blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and culture-crossing
instrumentation, Desert Dwellers echo our primitive past all while taking
us on an auditory journey into the future. Catch them on the Wired Stage
Friday night from 12am to 1:30am.
Calling her own musical style “weird,” it’s something that crowds have
hooked onto. Sure, she’s one of the best female producers of all time
(represent!!) – but did you know she records her own vocals? And spits a
wicked flow? And you catch watch her do all of this Sunday evening on the
Wired stage at 5:45pm?
The man spins Buddha Bass so sexy that you’ll experience multiple
eargasms. And then he plays Violin on top of it all. It’s rather exotic.
Beats Antique has one of the most creative live shows in the music
industry. Their shows are fascinatingly dreamlike – filled with intricate
stage production, belly dancing, and crowdsurfing zebras.
4. Random Rab
Another ambient artist famous for his sunrise sets. When you look around
the crowd, you’ll never see as much pure happiness as you will at a Rab
set. Smiles. Smiles everywhere. His live vocals and beautiful lyrics are
There is just positive energy seeping out of this man’s pores. He is
simply incredible. Don’t miss this one if you want some ass-wiggling
electronic dancey beats sprinkled throughout trippy tantric pay-hop.
This guy creates some of the most intricate, diverse soundscapes known to
man. His tunes are constantly morphing and evolving, taking the crowd on a
wild ride through musical genres. His productions are so sophisticated
with such great attention to detail that he makes electronic music seem
There is NO excuse to miss Shpongle’s DJ set this weekend. None. I don’t
care if you’ve got Miss America splayed naked in your tent feeding you
bacon – you need to get your shit together, get up, and see Shpongle.
Word’s can’t even explain their greatness – just listen to this album.