4 Artists I saw for the First Time at Global Dance Festival

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While planning my summer destination vacation I stumbled across Global Dance Festival. I’m glad I did, besides the 11pm close, the festival had rides, great eats, and the stages were far apart enough to not cross sounds but close enough to do half sets without a problem.

Every festival I attend, I attempt to add artists I’ve never seen live to my list. I am familiar with their music just haven’t had the chance to experience their sets. For Global Dance Festival here are 4 artists I choose. Please note I only attended Saturday of the event.

1) Illenium

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Nicholas D. Miller, known professionally as Illenium, is an American musician, DJ and producer. His set with SaidtheSky was energetic and the visuals were better than I thought they would be. The only downside was they played early, so the Colorado sunlight didn’t allow us to experience the full visual display. After his set, I went to meet Illenium but unfortunately I got trampled and skipped by a bunch of fan girls.

Genres: Future bass, Trap music, Dubstep

Record labels: OWSLA, Armada Music, Seeking Blue, MORE

2) Doctor P

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Doctor P is the stage name of the English dubstep producer and DJ, Shaun Brockhurst. Shaun has also produced drum and bass under the aliases Sounds Destructive, Slum Dogz and DJ Picto. His b2b with Flux Pavilion was probably the best sounding set of the night. The crowd was so backed up that it made it past certain rides. It’s safe to say they brought the house down.

Albums: Animal Vegetable Mineral – Part 1, MORE

Genres: Dubstep, Drum and bass, Glitch, Moombahton

3) Riot Ten

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Christopher Wilson, better known by his stage name Riot Ten, is an American DJ and producer based in El Paso, Texas. What an absolute sweetiepie! After being skipped during Illenium, I was first in line to meet Riot Ten and he signed my GDF flag and took a photo with my boyfriend and me.

Genres: Dubstep, Trap music, Hardstyle, Hip hop music, Electro house

Record labels: Firepower Records, Kannibalen Records, Thrive Records, Rotten Recordings

 4) Thomas Jack

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Tom Jack Johnston, is an Australian DJ, record producer and musician. He is noted for the “tropical house” subgenre, and first coined the term in 2013. I’ve always wanted to catch a Thomas Jack set. Although he is not the heavy bass sound I typically go for, I love his tropical house set. To be honest I was a bit disappointed though, I’ve heard better sets on YouTube.

Genres: Tropical house, Deep house

Record labels: Warner Music Group, Parlophone, INSTRUMENTS

What are your thoughts on these artists?

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