Festival season has been hitting ravers with full force. Almost every weekend I have been bombarded with photos from EDC, Paradiso, Electric Forest, and everything else in between and it has been driving me crazy! I had opted out to attend many of these major festivals due to the need to save money for my once in a lifetime Tomorrowland trip, but the FOMO has still been hitting hard. Luckily, festival season will continue once I return from Tomorrowland (how much more epic can you get?!) and I will be packing my bags again to embark on a journey to Salt Lake City to experience Das Energi for the first time.
Das Energi is a two-day event with three stages, taking place August 17th & 18th. The event takes place at the Great Saltair - a local Salt Lake venue. In addition to the incredible stage production that is expected to take place, there will also be art installations hosted in the breathtaking Salt Flats - a beautiful, natural landscape that Utah proudly boats. Das Energi is hosting an incredible lineup including tons of popular names such as Kaskade, Deadmau5, Rezz, Snails, Rusko, Nghtmre and more!
Along with visiting Salt Lake City for the first time and adding a new festival under my raving resume, I’ll even have the opportunity to check out some artists I’ve never seen! So, who am I most excited to dance to at Das Energi?!
I’ve seen K?D once at Phoenix Lights 2017, but I can’t judge an artist based on only one show. My boyfriend first introduced me to his music a couple of months prior to Phoenix Lights and my first thought was, “Wow, this guy sounds like a mix of Porter and Madeon.” After seeing him at Phoenix Lights and listening to his latest singles, I’ve grown more intrigued by his unique sound and need to see him again!
As a known trance lover, so you might be wondering why I would want to see JOYRYDE. Let’s just say that I’m trying to expand my horizons and I have no idea what to expect. This track is the only single from JOYRYDE that I know because I’ve heard it mixed in during other’s sets, so we’ll see how my first experience will be.
I have been listening to Sam Feldt’s podcast, HeartFeldt Radio, for a couple months now and I have to recommend it to everyone who is searching for some good vibe music. His live sets are full of energy and even incorporates live music into his festival sets to add a bit of flare. Sam Feldt is one not to miss out on if you’re looking to have a good time to some great music!
What So Not
Half of my friends are still wanting to see mainstage artists, so I’m extremely stoked to be able to have the freedom to go see artists I would normally skip because my friends hyped me up to see the artist they want to see. What So Not has been on my list of artists to see for a while now and I was bummed when I had to miss his tour stop in Oakland because it was on a work night. I highly recommend listening to his latest album!
I may have heard Dillon Francis while passing by one of the stages at EDC, but I have not ventured off to specifically see him. The only thing I actually know about Dillon Francis is that he is a funny guy that trolls everyone, but I can’t merely judge a music producer based on what other people say. Das Energi will definitely be an interesting experience!
This year has been a tough year trying to balance my Master’s program, work, and personal life, but since I have finally completed school I am able to fully enjoy life and begin festival season! Das Energi will be an entirely new experience for me; I have never traveled to Salt Lake City, I don’t have any friends that live in the area, and this is one of the few festivals that I am not attending with my usual rave family. I’m extremely nervous to embark on this unknown journey, but I’m excited to create new experiences and memories with new friends and music! I can’t wait to meet so many new friends and check out all of the artists I have been dying to see!