With all the fuss about Nocturnal Wonderland’s lineup this year, we thought it would be only appropriate to introduce you to some of the not-so-known artists you’ll catch at Glen Helen Regional Park this coming September.
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Check out our Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 playlist with sets and mixes from all the artists mentioned below.
AUTOGRAF consists of three guys from Chicago, IL who started creating future house beats in 2013. This trio stems from an artistic background; in Fall of 2013 the group put chalkboards shaped like animals around Chicago and encouraged music lovers to ‘leave their mark’ by drawing on them.
You may have recently seen them at EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest and Coachella. Aside from Nocturnal, you will also be able to catch them at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago in September and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans in October.
BIJOU is a guy named Ben, from Tempe, AZ who has been impressing many in the scene and growing more each show. He has been playing shows across the country in cities like Las Vegas, New York, San Diego and Seattle. With releases on Night Bass, Fool’s Gold and Prep School Recordings, as well as a hit collaboration ‘Hello’ with Dr. Fresch ( who is also playing Nocturnal), which has received support from AC Slater, Destructo, Don Diablo, Drezo, MALAA, Party Favor and Wax Motif.
Bijou plays a mix of hip-hop and classic house and falls into the ranks of G-House (Ghetto House) and is known to get pretty bouncy.
MAXIMONO is a duo of former drum n bass producers, named Sebastian and Nick, from Hannover and London. They are fresh to the house scene and believe in “no rules” when it comes to mixing.
While catching their set a Nocturnal Wonderland you can expect to hear everything the kitchen sink can throw at you; from hip hop, bass, jungle, trap and even Oriental beats.
Champagne Drip is a guy named Sam from Los Angeles, CA who makes music that is sort of a mix of trap, future bass, tropical house and glitch.
If you’re a drum n bass fan, you may have known him as SPL while he made music for 10 years on respected labels such as Barcode, Tech Itch, Evol Intent, SubHuman, Rotunn, and SMOG Recordings. Since reinventing himself as Champagne Drip in 2014, he’s been creating filth for Mad Decent, Deadbeats and more; and about a year ago he did a collaboration with Dillon Francis. Sam is all about exploring creativity, and stems from a philosophy that “innovation springs from inspiration.”
Claptone is a guy from Berlin whose attire is usually a magician’s getup with a (now-iconic) gold beaked mask and white gloves to keep his identity a mystery. Supported by labels like Exploited and Defected; Claptone brings a groovy techno house vibe to the party while throwing in some classic tunes from the 70’s and 80’s. Be sure to catch this masked mystery for yourself this Nocturnal.
Dombresky is a producer from Paris, who you may know for his recent remix of A-Trak’s ‘We Fall Down’ and his collab with Tchami, ‘Freakin’. Supported by Fool’s Gold; Dombresky brings an elaborate style of bouncy house beats.
You may recognize him from his recent appearance at EDC Las Vegas or Hard Summer 2016.
If you’re interested in seeing what he is about before Nocturnal, you can catch him at Night Owl Radio’s Two Year Anniversary at Exchange Night Club on July 21st.
Fritz Carlton is a 24 year old named Max from Los Angeles, CA who classifies himself as “Purveyor of Weirdo House”.
Bringing a “strange and quirky” vibe to the party, there is no question as to why he is supported by labels like Desert Hearts, This Ain’t Bristol, Perfect Driver, Grooverdose, Them Flavors and Laser Native. We first discovered Fritz on Groove Cruise Cabo while he was throwing down some funky house on the back of the Norwegian Sun; we can’t wait to see him at Nocturnal!
Goldfish is a duo, Dominic and David, from Cape Town, who play “Organic House” bringing instruments like a keyboards, saxophones and flutes into the mix. The successful duo releases music through Armada Music, Goldfish Music, Sony Music and Spinnin Records. We were fortunate enough to have also discovered them on Groove Cruise Cabo!
They bring a jazzy house feel to the party and are sure to have you noodling around while on stage.
KRANE is a DJ and producer from Oakland, CA who stems from a musical background in jazz, yet has a dire love for electronic music and hip hop beats.
He stunningly finds a way to bring them all together creating a jazzy-trap-house vibe.
He also does a thing called “Sessions” which is a way for him and his producers to collab with other up-and-coming artists to get their art attention! How cool! Check it out.
Phantoms, Vinnie and Kyle, a duo from Los Angeles, CA bring a chill Techno-Pop feel to the party. While they have been friends since 15, the pair first dabbled with Disney film and television before shifting their focus to electronic music. They released their first EP on OWSLA and now have support from Casablanca Records and Republic Records.
Trippy Turtle is a genre bending artist whose identity has stirred up some ruckus. Many people believe that Turtle and Lido are the same person. With similarities in pictures on stage and ties to Cashmere Cat, it is easy to assume they are one. Bringing a unique, happy energy to the dance floor, you can expect to hear a mix of classic hip-hop tunes and uptempo house in his sets, oh and of course “FOFOFADI” as he is CEO of FoFoFadi Records.
Wuki is a guy named Kris who is originally from Pennsylvania. Wuki (before he was Wuki) was a part of a electronic rock trio called Innerpartysystem from 2007-2011, before moving to Denver in 2013 and rebranding himself as Wuki.
With releases and remixes for OWSLA, Main Course, Fool’s Gold and Ultra, it’s no surprise he receives support from Knife Party, Skrillex, and Rolling Stone Magazine. You can expect to hear heavy hitters that come with a mix of ghettotech, breaks, electro and house.
We can’t wait for Nocturnal! “The energy awaits”