10 Artists Not to Miss At Imagine

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In its second year of calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway home, Imagine returns for the fourth edition of the immersive aquatic fairytale. Imagine creates an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more.

As the region’s largest independent EDM camping festival, Imagine attracts some of today’s biggest talent and host fans from across the country. Featuring over six stages, each with its own distinct musical focus and vibe, there will be no shortage of variety with headliners such as Tiesto, deadmau5, Above & Beyond, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, and more.

We’re taking a look at some of Imagine’s artists we can’t wait to see take the stage.

ABOVE & BEYOND – Sunday performance
During this summer at Electric Forest Weekend 1 we had our first taste of Above & Beyond, and it was legendary to say the least. Before heading to Imagine, Above & Beyond has realized their highly anticipated new single “Tightrope” and the guys will be taking over The Gorge September 16-17 for their first ever Group Therapy weekend. Be sure to stick around Sunday at Imagine for a euphoric, pulsating, and absolutely mesmerizing set from this duo.

ANDY BRUH – Friday performance
Georgia’s own Andy Bruh captures the soul of Atlanta while pushing into unknown sonic territory with full control. Bass without boundaries. Dub, glitch-hop, DnB, and hip-hop breaks are just a few of the sounds you’ll hear at his set Friday.

BUKU – Friday performance
It seems that Buku has shotgunned into the scene by quickly gaining support and full rotation by Diplo and being championed by a variety of curators, including Bassnectar, Pete Tong & Zane Lowe. After his initial success with the fan favorite “Front to Back,” Buku received the honor of Bassnectar remixing the track. Last month the Pittsburg native released his latest “Align” with its grinding bassline and complimentary synth-heavy vocals, the new track embodies Buku’s signature style –  high-energy, dancefloor-smashing tracks with a unique flair.

THE FLOOZIES – Saturday performance
The Floozies are producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. These two brothers are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music and their live performance. Their lasers also pretty damn dope too. The Floozies kick off their Funk Jesus tour later this month and will be joined by The Funk Hunters later on the tour.

THE FUNK HUNTERS – Friday performance
Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music.The Funk Hunters’ reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add dimension to their signature sound. Most recently they toured North America with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5.

ILLENIUM – Sunday performance
The Denver-based producer known as Illenium has been turning heads in the dance music community over the past year and for good reason. Illenium has distinguished himself from the myriad of others through an unrivaled ability to create an immersive emotional experience of highs and lows that pulls on the heart strings and leaves the listener awestruck, accomplishing in the span of just a few short minutes what takes many a full set.

LIQUID STRANGER – Saturday performance
In an ever-evolving universe, the art of maintaining complete and total fluidity is the most
necessary key for survival. Renowned for his metamorphic capabilities and expertly crafted
sonic adventures, music alchemist Liquid Stranger has mastered his ability to slip in and out of genres all while honing his own personal style. Last month Liquid Stranger released “Don’t Stop”/”Won’t Stop” with Space Jesus and is getting ready to hit the road later this month for the The Hypercolor Tour with Manic Focus.

OTT – Saturday performance
Ott is a legend in his own right. The British record producer began his career an the end of the 1980s and since he has worked with the like of Sinéad O’Connor, Embrace, The Orb, and Brian Eno. He is best known for his own sonic experiments and ingenious collaborative projects – “Umberloid” with friend and multi-instrumentalist Chris Barker, and “Gargoyles” with Simon Posford [Hallucinogen, Shpongle].

Rob Garza – Sunday performance
Founding member of international music group Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza’s career includes decades-worth of accolades as a pioneer of a flourishing electronic music movement.His infusion of electronic music with the international flavors of dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova gave birth to a new era of sound that has attracted a cult following across the decades.

STS9 – Sunday performance
To reach a 20th anniversary is a major accomplishment for any band–and this year, STS9 officially hits that milestone. To mark the occasion, the acclaimed and adventurous electronic rock band has announced their celebrations will kick off will celebrate with a three-night run at Red Rocks this coming weekend.

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It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.

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