We are thrilled to bring you a night of EDM on Friday, May 31st 2019 at DreamHack Dallas! Read on to find out more about the bands playing.
Producer Seven Lions has never had a problem breaking rules and transcending musical boundaries to satisfy his creative vision. Catching his break after winning a Beatport remix contest in 2012 with his dubstep-focused version of Above & Beyond’s “You Got to Go”, Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, garnered early support from the likes of Skrillex and his OWSLA label. 2013 tour dates with Porter Robinson and Krewella pushed Montalvo and his genre-bending production style to the forefront of the modern electronic music scene.
Putting sheer technical production prowess to work in soulful, deep, hybridized creations all distinctly his own, the multi-talented musician is single-handedly changing the sonic landscape for future generations to come by bridging the gap between the soaring, ethereal vibe of trance and intensely adrenalizing bass music. His productions have seen stages at world-renowned festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (New York and Las Vegas), Electric Forest, Electric Zoo, South by Southwest, and HARD.
Jeff started 2018 in a new direction – his very own record label. Called Ophelia Records, the imprint has already seen a handful of strong releases: First Time (with SLANDER and Dabin) , Island, Calling You Home, Ocean, and Horizon. ‘Ocean’ and ‘First Time’ in particular have already cemented themselves as quintessential Seven Lions track, with a combined 14 million plays on Spotify. He has also expanded on his touring business, unveiling the ‘Chronicles’ concept – an event series that takes the Seven Lions experience and kicks it up a notch. It’s an immersive mini festival – filled with art installations, local vendors, unique characters, and secrets, pulled straight out of the world of Seven Lions. The first Chronicles event was at Seattle’s WaMu Theater, in front of a sold out crowd of 8500, while the second took place at Colorado’s world famous Red Rocks ampitheatre in October 2018.
Since debuting in October 2015, KUURO has been streamed over 7.25M times on Spotify, and has reached 60 countries and over 2.13M fans.
KUURO’s debut track “Aamon” hypnotized fans with a bass-heavy sound tinged with Asian influence and trap textures. With official remixes for Galantis and Dillon Francis behind it, KUURO is confident enough in its musical identity to put its faces in the game.
The bass-heavy mystery from Monstercat steps out of the shroud, and it turns out to be two dudes: Jordin Post and Luke Shipstad. “When we started working on KUURO, we wanted to make sure we had our own distinguished sound,” says Post. “We spent about a year working on it before we even released any music. We wanted to truly refine the project.”
The evolution of Grant has stemmed from a shift in artistic and personal characteristics. It’s a coming of age story that’s told through music, art and an approachable personality. Being able to identify as yourself and not hide behind the facade that a brand can sometimes hold, allows Grant to truly embrace himself as inspiration. Now Grant stands at the precipice of another level of expression. This is music tied to a life lived with introspection and compassion. For those looking to find inspiration, these songs are for you. A community awaits where individuals share different interpretations, a myriad of emotions, and inner discovery. The common thread is music from an artist who knows what it’s like to be on the outside looking in. But as Grant so successfully proves, it’s the right place to be.