Imagine Music Festival has one of the best lineups of 2021 and we are headed down there to check it out! Featuring a lineup with both neck-breaking and entrancing headliners, […]
Imagine Music Festival has one of the best lineups of 2021 and we are headed down there to check it out! Featuring a lineup with both neck-breaking and entrancing headliners, ranging from GRiZ and Excision to Kaskade, Illenium, and Madeon. Dance music fans from all over the country are headed to Atlanta for this premiere festival and we are ecstatic with the amount of talent on this lineup!
As you very well know if you frequent our site, HIHF loves a healthy dose of bass music at each festival we attend. We figured we would put together a list of must-see bass acts at the premiere Atlanta electronic festival so you can see who is on our radar. We’ll be leaving the headliners off this list so you can get the best of the undercards.
We hope you get to experience some of these extremely talented producers perform live and we even included both the official Imagine Music Festival playlist and our own including songs from the artists listed below!
Abelation is one of the most exciting names on this list, with stellar release after stellar release being cranked out to fans over the past few years. The West Coast producer is only eighteen years old and has a massive future ahead of him. Employing brutal bass within all of his works, you CANNOT miss this performance.
CloZee has had one of the biggest years of her career. The Denver by way of France bass producer has carved out a niche within the electronic world, bringing fans dozens of smashes that take listeners deep into the forest. Inspired by all things nature, her Neon Jungle album from 2020 was one of our favorite projects to come out of quarantine. She also just put together a curated festival event with her label Odyzey records, which took place at Wyoming’s Terry Bison Ranch, an hour away from Denver. The two-day mini-fest hosted huge names in the scene like LSDream, Tripp St, Inzo, NotLö and loads more.
Reaper is a certified DnB demon. The masked madman has provided us with some of our favorite Drum and Bass releases over the past few years and isn’t seen on lineups super frequently, so it would be a crime to skip this set!
After the year CharlesTheFirst just had, you don’t wanna miss a second of the live experience of his project! Between the SOLUS album and his collaborative Lab Group project, alongside Potions and Supertask, he just added a TON of new bangers to his repertoire of heat.
Another wunderkind on this list, the young legend known as Moore Kismet has been crushing their live performances so far in 2021. We just caught our first Moore Kismet set and it was a NEXT LEVEL effort from the sixteen-year-old phenom. With releases off Never Say Die, Bassrush, Thrive, NightMode, and Gud Vibrations, they obviously have a bright future ahead of them. The young artists’ raw individuality is seen in so much of their work. They also just became the youngest artist to ever play Lollapalooza. Spanning multiple different genres with their music, there really isn’t much Moore Kismet can’t do.
Peekaboo has been everywhere the past few years. He just played Lollapalooza, collaborated with Marshmello, and was direct support for REZZ on her pre-covid 2019 tour. Not to mention his absurd amount of festival anthems in his artillery, his live sets are always impressive and full of a wide range of bass, trap, and dubstep heat. He really just knows how to put together an absolute ten out of ten party of a performance.
G-REX stepped into the spotlight with his massive collaboration “Babatunde”, alongside Peekaboo. Since then, G-REX has been cranking out non-stop heat. Multiple fire appearances on the Wakaan label, as well as collaborations with Dubloadz, Champagne Drip, TYNAN, STUCA, Hydraulix, and loads more, have solidified his spot in the bass world for years to come. His most recent track was his collab with Sully, off their upcoming joint EP. The massive banger “Back It Up” was a staple of Liquid Stranger’s sets for years and we are amped it finally has seen the light of day.
Subtronics (Wooked On Tronics Set)
This isn’t your normal Subtronics, blaring riddim-fueled set. Subtronics, one of the biggest names in dubstep, digs through his SoundCloud crates to bring fans tons of unique underground bass music. It’s so great to see someone who really blew up from the underground (extremely quickly at that) showing love back towards that direction. Subtronics is going to have a long career ahead of him and he’s always releasing music, so these ‘wooked on tronics’ performances are definitely rare. Don’t miss out on this one!
This spiritual songstress is gonna put you under her spell. Well-known for her hypnotizing sets jam-packed with heavy bass, Lucii can do it all. Her live performances are spectacular and it’s always great to see her flex those impressive pipes, as she provides vocals on almost all of her own songs. Get ready to sing along, headbang, and get weird as Lucii abducts the crowd and throws a proper alien party.
Wakaan labelhead Liquid Stranger is well-known for his diabolical DJ sets. The king of everything weird and wonderful is another artist who does a stellar job highlighting up-and-coming talent within his performances. Expect plenty of unreleased tracks and collaborations, as well as the space boss’s favorite releases off his Wakaan label, within this banger-powered extraterrestrial journey of a set.
Another artist who exploded over quarantine, Mersiv released fourteen tracks in 2020 and already has eleven under his belt at the halfway mark of 2021. His unique, burley bass sound is one that fans across the country gravitate to. As he gears up for the release of his debut album, the MorFlo records labelhead’s live sets are already can’t miss, and after seeing him ourselves a few months back, we can’t stress anymore how unmissable his Imagine Music Festival performance is.
Of The Trees
Of The Trees is another production wiz on this list. The left-field bass artist can construct both burley bangers and chilled-out atmospheric soundscapes. He is set to provide support for CloZee’s Neon Jungle Tour alongside Mersiv, Wreckno, and Tripp St this fall and has worked with some of the hottest names in the underground bass world like Zebbler Encanti Experience, Freddy Todd, and loads more. If you’re a fan of bass in your face, this set is definitely for you.
Thanks for making it this far down the list, enjoy these two playlists (one from us, one from IMF) to prepare for the Atlanta festival below!