The weekend’s memories are still running through our heads, and so are the songs that provoked thought, stirred emotions, blasted lasers and launched fireworks. Check out the 10 tunes we can’t get out of our head from Electric Forest this weekend.
“Alive” by Empire of the Sun. This song is so-damn catchy! Empire’s late-night main stage set was probably the most captivating of the weekend. It was like broadway meets disco meets psychedelia in the middle of a forest. The set was shor-tlived, but the Aussie bunch covered all the bases, topping it off with an “Alive” encore.
“Desert Dawn” by String Cheese Incident. When you perform one of your most jammin’ tracks with a dubstep break, fireworks, pyro, crazy lights, and theatrical dancers… well that’s just awesome.
“Yellow Bird” by Pretty Lights. I love it when an artist ends with a really chill track. Bells and whistles and fireworks are great and all, but the unsuspected spiritual comedown from a crazy PL set is the perfect icing on the cake. The new album is great and this is one of my favorite tracks on it. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/99357177″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
“Tip of the Tongue” by Lotus. Lotus kicked things off with a badass set to cap off Thursday night. Following EOTO, Suckerpunch and Digital Tap Machine, they came out and proved why they would be given the late night set on a night with so many raging bands and DJs. This song, along with “Spiritualize,” highlighted a great show.
“Raise Your Weapon” by Madeon. This kid is too cool. Coming on to the scene with a viral ableton launchpad video at the ripe age of 17 is an awesome way to start your career. If that isn’t enough, he continues to deliver fresh sets that perfectly blend danceable electro and disco.
“Satisfy My Soul” by Bob Marley (Beats Antique Remix). Less than an hour after Pretty Lights dropped his “Exodus” remix towards the end of his set, Beats Antique performed their killer remix of Satisfy My Soul. The song blends dub reggae with a Major Lazer influence and provided a swingin’, cool vibe to the last set of Electric Forest.
“Can’t Stop Now” by New Grass Revival. The String Cheese Incident played this track on Friday night and Greensky Bluegrass gave it a reprise during their Sunday day set. The bluegrass tune, originally performed by New Grass Revival, is a great love song. A member of Greensky Bluegrass dedicated it to his parents who were celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary that weekend.
“The Great Divide” by Velvetine. Above & Beyond played this on Saturday night. As far as trance goes, as far as I’m concerned, this is as good as it gets. I’m a sucker for this track after hearing the Seven Lions remix of it and to hear its original trance format was a sweet surprise in beetween Cheese and Empire’s Saturday sets.
“Girl Control” by the Polish Ambassador. If you’re a big fan of what we do, then you know we LOVE the Polish Ambassador. His funky grooves and hip hop samples always got us noddin’ our heads and his set on Friday was no different. Ending with a variation of this tune was real dope.
No Regular Play. I would be totally frontin’ if I told you I had ever heard a single song from these kids before Electric Forest. I didn’t. What I do know now is that they are a really, really awesome live show. The Brooklyn duo performs with live vocals, live trumpet and and some really deep bass vibes. check it out! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2219781″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]