The best title of a festival in the states happens to live up to the name F**k Yeah Festival (FYF Fest) with its stellar lineup of well-established and rising talent every year. We would recommend watching every single act at the same time, but that technology hasn’t quite been perfected. Instead, we have a list of ten acts we strongly recommend checking out in those forks in the road you may face.
WHO: Helena Hauff
WHEN/WHERE: Friday 11:45 PM, Outer Space
38 minutes of watching Helena Hauff spin in her 2013 boiler room set is the perfect way to introduce people to this talented DJ/Producer. A purveyor of Techno who hails from Germany, Hauff frequents the club and festival circuit, with dates in the UK, France, and Denmark booked far after she hits up LA for a little sunshine. The new Dance tent at FYF will be the move, and this booking proves that the promoters wanted to give it the best housewarming party yet.
WHO: Mura Masa
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday 7:45 PM, The Trees
The sounds of Mura Masa have been championed on the airwaves of Beats 1 and BBC Radio 1 alike. The mesmerizing sounds of Gurnsey-raised Alex Masa win us over because of their elegance and heavy basis in good songwriting. His self-titled album already has people buzzing, featuring singles with A$AP ROCKY, Charli XCX, and Damon Albarn as well as the dreamy “Firefly” featuring Nao. Masa’s catalog is going to sound phenomenal when brought to life at FYF; if you don’t believe us, check out his SoundCloud.
WHO: Daniel Avery
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday 10 pm, The Woods
Daniel Avery is having a nice time back on the road, hitting large scale festivals Sonar and Glastonbury with his mesmerizing deep sound. With DJ Kicks still rolling through our skulls, we can’t wait to see what kind of a Dancefloor Avery will create In the Woods in-between Avalon Emerson and The Black Madonna’s sets.
WHO: Moses Sumney
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday 7PM, The Club
Moses Sumney appears on “Show Me Love” with Hundred Waters, Chance the Rapper and Robin Hannibal, a song Skrillex supported endlessly on his OWSLA radio show on Beats 1. Sumney has released a slew of quality music aside from that as well, recently releasing the chilling and futuristic “Doomed” as the first single from his upcoming album Aromanticism, due for release on September 22. If you want an extended preview to what should be a powerful body of music, go front and center to his set on Sunday.
WHO: Flying Lotus
WHEN/WHERE: Friday 12:20, The Lawn
A hallowed figure in the beat scene, Flylo’s roots in LA make it a given to see him at this festival. The prolific producer just blew away his first wave of fans with his newest film “Kuso,” which also happens to feature half of his upcoming album. You don’t even have to think twice to know that FYF will be the perfect place to premiere some brand new tunes, so making it to this set should be top priority.