With Nocturnal Wonderland right around the corner, the time has come to shine a couple of spotlights on the artists you cant go wrong with checking out. Here’s the first of two sets of DJs we think you’ll enjoy at the last rave inside the Glen Helen Amphitheater. Check out their songs below and keep an eye on our IG Story to help us resolve some other conflicts on our schedule. You can also download the Insomniac App to make your schedule now.
Jauz OR Zed’s Dead Day I, Wolves Den/Labrynth, 10PM – 11PM
The biggest conflict of the weekend for us is between LA’s Jauz and Canada’s Zed’s Dead. To be honest, we’re still not sure what we’re going to do, so we’re recommending both of them.
Jauz rapidly ascended to headliner status after tireless nights at LA’s Icon Collective Production school. He is now the fearless leader of his own label Bite This, which just released its first compilation this Summer. Jam packed with high energy Bass House, it shows the producer’s keen ear for talents that share his philosophy that music has no boundaries.
Zeds Dead have pushed the boundaries of Dance Music for several years. They can even claim some responsibility for roping people into the genre with their earlier releases in 2011 by way of the UKF Dubstep Youtube channel. For the many years after this point, their originals and remixes kept them atop festival lineups around the world.
Both acts just released a bomb new collaboration “Shake” this week, making it an even more difficult decision. Considering there’s a high chance you’ll hear the track no matter which set you go. We’d recommend going with your gut when the time comes, either way you’ll have a great time.
Loadstar : Day II, Labrynth, 4:45PM – 5:45PM
Drum n Bass acts are rare this weekend, but the few on the bill are all of high caliber. This especially applies to UK duo Loadstar. They’re no stranger to the Wonderland festivals for good reason. Gavin Harris and Nick Hill (Xample and Lomax, respectively) have been releasing on Andy C’s RAM records for more than a decade now. Slated for an early timeslot, the two are adept at revving the energy up at Bass stages no matter what the time or length of their set is. It’s a disservice not to share the entirety of their latest album I Need The Night below.
Redlight: Day I, Sunken Garden, 10PM – 11PM
British producer Hugh Prescod is among the most seasoned producers on this year’s bill as his musical persona, Redlight. His career spans for more than a decade, working with Mobb Deep and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan among several others. He’s been on a purple patch with House music lately, releasing his latest album Active on his own Lobster Boy records. The 10 o’ clock timeslot is the perfect window for him to unleash his ass shaking beats for the Sunken Garden to vibe to.
EPROM: Day I, Labyrinth, 7PM – 8PM
There are several ways one can melt the faces off of an arena full of people, and EPROM proves to have a unique method of doing so. His latest single with G Jones on Zed’s Dead’s Deadbeats label is a force to be reckoned with. The two acts compliment each others styles on several previous EPs, but “Daemon Veil” takes their style in a direction we’ve never heard before. Combining avant-garde electronica with aggressive bass music, we guarantee you’ll only hear this kind of ear candy during either of their sets this weekend.
Gentleman’s Club: Day II, Labyrinth, 7PM – 8PM
A heaping helping of Dubstep is exactly what the doctor ordered this weekend. Gentleman’s Club have bended the rules of the more aggressive end of the Bass spectrum for a good while now, collaborating with and remixing artists like Spag Heddy, Eptic and Borgore amongst several others. Their latest rework of Galantis flips the intricate musicality of the original on its head for the headbangers to sing along to as well. Following up a set as otherworldly as Eproms with this will make for a prime couple of hours under the setting sun.