Can you believe that Countdown NYE is less than 2 weeks away?! I’m definitely counting down the days to this event. I haven’t been to a New Year's Eve show before and I can’t wait for it to be crossed off my bucket list. This year, Countodwn will be held at National Orange Show Event Center or NOS in San Bernardino, CA on Monday, December 31st! Prepare to be abducted into this night of music, which will be worth the loss of sleep. The mixture of artists is out of this world and I’m hoping to catch as many sets as possible! Here are five sets you CANNOT miss during the event:
I have seen Andrew Rayel countless times and his sets are always an amazing time. His music is so energetic that one minute you’re in the feels, and the next you're sweating from jumping in happiness. His euphoric tunes and progressive transitions are something that has set him apart. “One in a Million, Miracles, and Horizon ft. Lola Blanc” are some of my favorites. PLUS, Andrew Rayel will have a special place in my heart because my friends got engaged at his set EDCLV 2015! I'm definitely looking foward to seeing him again at Countdown.
RL Grime has made many music moves since he first debuted in 2012, but even more, since I first saw him in 2015. In simple terms, he never disappoints. Trap, Future Bass, Big room, and Electro house are some of the genres he can excel in whether he plays as Clockwork or RL Grime. His new album, NOVA dropped in July and has been popular ever since. More recently, he dropped NOVA remixes Vol.1 and Vol.2, which hypes me up more to see him. All the different genres he can compose means he can take you to another world of music without you even knowing.
Not new to the Drum & Bass scene, the Prototypes have been around almost a decade. If you’ve been to a D&B set, you’ve more than likely heard their song “Lights” released in 2014. 2014 was a great year for them - they were nominated for best DJ, best producer, best track, and best music video at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards. They’ve put their mark on the EDM and the music loving community by having an outstanding number of remixes with countless artists. There’s a reason they are in my top not to miss!
I might not be a huge house fan but for Countdown, I am trying to go to each stage at least once. Shiba San is definitely one that I can go check out! Shout out to Dancing Astronaut for showing me “Okay”. It got me hooked to Shiba San. Spending more than 15 years in French hip-hop production, Shiba San knows how to keep your feet moving and your energy positive all set long. Catch me there dancing my fluffies off!
GG Magree is one boss lady I’m dying to see. She sings, produces, and is the CEO/creator for her clothing brand; is there anything she doesn’t do?! GG stays heavy with her sets but her vocals give her a creepycool-girll edge. I have only heard her voice on songs like “Heart” by LAXX, “Ghost ‘ by JAUZ, or her most recognizable “Frontlines” by Zeds Dead & NGHTMRE. Now that she has a full set I can go see, I’m making it my mission to see her. I heard she is also a cat lover (so am I) and she uses them in her visuals. Count me in at Countdown!
I can't wait to ring in 2019 at the NOS Center with all you beautiful people! If you're still on the fence about getting your Countdown ticket, I HIGHLY recommend getting one sooner rather than later. Tickets are moving quickly, so don't wait!