Road To Elements Lakewood 2019: Top 5 Most Anticipated Sets
Recently nominated for DJ Mag’s best Boutique Music Festival in North America, Elements Lakewood is poised to be one of the best events of the year. With an impeccably curated lineup and the genius of BangOn! NYC behind it, Elements Lakewood is a festival that truly reflects the underground. As we prepare to get wild in Northeastern Pennsylvania we’re dissecting this year’s mouth-watering collection of artists.
We’ve already highlighted 7 “Must See Artists” who you’d be crazy to miss like CloZee and Damian Lazarus. We’ve also done some research and scoped out 6 “Hidden Gems” that you should definitely check out, like our homie Bandikook and up-and-comer Malakai. Now we’re handpicking our Top 5 Most Anticipated Sets of Elements Lakewood. The five artists on this list are some of our personal favorites and we want to see you on the dancefloor when the lights go up on these sets.
We’re unapologetic Dirtybird fiends here at Sensible Reason and Elements Lakewood certainly isn’t shy of a few players this year. While there’s no way you should be missing Fisher or Justin Martin, we have to say that Shiba San is the set we are most looking forward to when it comes to bouncy booty DB vibes. The Parisian DJ and producer has been one of the sickest names in house music for years now and never fails to bring scorching energy and ghetto flair to his sets. While there may be a ton of filthy techno and house on this year’s lineup we have to single out Shiba San as our most anticipated set of the weekend in this genre.
The Funk Hunters
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada The Funk Hunters are a sensational duo that blend bass, funk, hip-hop and glitch in bold ways. We fell in love with this twosome when we first caught them live in The Fractal Forest at Shambhala Music Festival. We’re thrilled to see The Funk Hunters venture this far east and while some festival goers in The States may not be as familiar with them, we absolutely can’t wait to boogie with these fellas at the Earth Stage.
Steve Darko is yet another artist affiliated with Dirtybird and there’s clearly a trend forming here. Still, on the rise and nowhere near his full potential, Steve Darko is already one DJ we are obsessed with. With more of a techno vibe to his style than some of his other Dirtybird affiliates, Darko dabbles in the deeper, darker (pun intended) side of house music. This is surely set to be a coming out party for the rising star who is primed to cement his place in the world of dance music with a major 2019.
In the ever-growing realm to west coast bass, there is perhaps no name more influential than Stylust Beats. The Sleeveless Records label head is yet another artist we grew to know and love at Shambhala Music Festival. His sets at The Village are things of legend and custom in the Kootenays mountains and to see this bass marauder make his way to the east coast is huge news for lovers of the low-end. If you’re looking to get truly lost in the sauce than this set is where you need to be.
One of the most prolific and critically-acclaimed artists on this lineup, Random Rab brings a unique style and sonic palette to this list. Ethereal, transcendent and immersive, Random Rab exhibits incredible musicianship and innovation in his live performances. When it comes to decompressing, reflecting and getting lost in layers of sound, there is no artist better than this visionary. Slated to play the big bad Earth Stage, Random Rab will surely bring some cleansing vibes to a weekend full of fire.