Who is headed to Okeechobee Music Festival come March? The lineup is jam-packed with music for all sorts of electronic lovers, ranging from Porter Robinson to GRiZ to Sven Vath […]
Who is headed to Okeechobee Music Festival come March? The lineup is jam-packed with music for all sorts of electronic lovers, ranging from Porter Robinson to GRiZ to Sven Vath to Flying Lotus to REZZ. There is so much talent across the lineup, but we wanted to focus on some bass acts towards the bottom of the event flyer. Here is HIHF’s official “12 Must-See Bass Acts To Catch At Okeechobee Music Festival 2022.”
We’ll include a little playlist at the bottom filled with all of our favorite tracks from these talented producers. Hope to see you down in Florida from March 4th to 7th in Okeechobee!
Of The Trees
Of The Trees is arguably the biggest breakout bass act of 2021. He is most well-known for his beautiful and hypnotic soundscapes, which both take you deep into the abyss of dark bass as well as into the woods to soothe your soul. He is opening for REZZ on her upcoming tour and also provided support for CloZee’s Neon Jungle Tour in 2021. Of The Trees has worked with some of the hottest names in the underground bass world like Zebbler Encanti Experience, Freddy Todd, and loads more. Coming off the release of his masterful “Tale Of Elegos” EP, his performance at Okeechobee is sure to be something special.
One of the sound design geniuses of our time, EPROM has worked with some of the biggest names in dance music, all over the genre spectrum. Very few artists nowadays transcend genre lines so successfully, and EPROM has shown fans he isn’t afraid to try something new. He’s collaborated with the likes of Flume, Claude Von Stroke, and has multiple collaborative releases with fellow production god G Jones. His side-project, SHADES, is a collaborative venture with 1985 label head Alix Perez. Their 2021 EP housed some of our favorite tracks of last year.
MIZE was exposed to a myriad of genres at a young age ranging from classic rock to hip-hop and trap. His eclectic taste and background knowledge of music is exemplified in both his live sets and his production and have truly set him apart from other up and comers, especially in terms of set curation. He just scored an opening slot on Liquid Stranger’s 2022 tour alongside huge names like Mersiv, TVBOO, and Smoakland. MIZE’s production style is characterized as melodic dubstep, heavy bass, and ambient downtempo. He even delivered an exclusive guest mix for us back in the day, which you can check out here!
Khiva is such a unique talent in the ever-expanding world of bass music. This queen has been slaying shows and taking names all across the country lately, with massive performances at Red Rocks, countless festivals, and a huge NYE show with Truth, Tsuruda, and more in Philly. This deep dubstep demon has grown a massive fanbase over the years. She leaves the crowd in shambles after her live sets every single time, so this is another cannot miss a performance at Okeechobee Music Festival.
NotLo b2b Veil
Two more bass queens who crushed 2021, Veil and NotLo are two names everyone should have their eyes on. Both artists are providing support for LSDream’s upcoming Peace, Luv, and Wubz tour and have played huge festival stages like Firefly, Infrasound, What? Festival and loads more. They’re also both playing upcoming shows at Electric Forest and Ubbi Dubbi. Peep their collaborative EP off Wakaan to prepare for this insane b2b performance.
Black Carl! is quickly proving himself as an artist capable of delivering some of the most diabolical performances in the scene. On top of an already successful career, he has recently collaborated with longtime friend VCTRE to create their side project Integrate, showcasing the two’s raw talents to create some more otherworldly magic. He draws inspiration from artists like Jade Cicada, CHEE, and Koan Sound and his shows are super special, definitely another can’t miss performance at this year’s Okeechobee Music Festival.
Another breakout success of 2021, Kumarion turned thousands of heads across the year with each and every powerhouse DnB smash he released. Following the 2020 success of his festival anthem “Want It”, Kumarion provided support for Dirt Monkey on his 2021 tour and even opened on select dates for Zeds Dead and GRiZ as of late. Expect to see this young producer on many more lineups in 2022.
Dela Moon is a resident and organizer of the Moontribe Collective, whose legendary full moon gatherings have long been at the core of Southern California’s underground scene. She specializes in techno, halftime and DnB, but can dabble in pretty much any genre she chooses. We would consider Dela Moon an undiscovered gem that we hope gains some more traction after this festival appearance. More people need to be enlightened to her brilliant art!
VCTRE is a name the industry just won’t shut up about, and for good reason! His production skills are unmistakeably unique and downright impressive. Between the aforementioned collaborative project with Black Carl!, Integrate, and opening for Minnesota as direct support on his 2021 tour, his fanbase is growing QUICKLY. We caught at VCTRE at the Incedia late night stage at Okeechobee Music Festival in 2020 and the set was absurdly fun. You’ve gotta expect he’s coming through bigger and better for his return to Okee.
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 young and has a massive future ahead of him. Employing brutal bass within all of his works, you CANNOT miss this performance.
Saka is a rising star that isn’t losing his shine anytime soon. He just collabed with Sumthin Sumthin on a huge tune titled “Damage.” He’s also provided support in the past for huge names like Ivy Lab, Oolacile, Kaivon, and even has appeared on livestreams for the likes of Halcyon Records and Electric Hawk’s Harmony Festival. Also having recently appeared on CloZee‘s recent Odyzey Records compilation album, Saka has tons of heat to share with festival crowds come Okeechobee music Festival.
A Hundred Drums
A Hundred Drums has had a monstrous couple of years, absolutely dominating the underground bass scene. Voted as Electric Hawk’s Breakout Artist of 2021 for their Hawkies Awards, she has scored some of the biggest festival appearances of any of her peers in the bass music world, even landing spots on Ultra Music Festival and Electric Forest. Her “Enough Is Enough” EP showed fans a more emotional side of her work, carrying a powerful message within the project. Do NOT miss this set!
We hope you discovered some new artists to check out by reading this list. Also, we hope to see you at Okeechobee music festival! Drop a comment in the replies if you’ll be attending.
*Featured Image by Alex Perez for Insomniac Events*