Sol Fest‘s inaugural year of their festival was nothing short of magical, featuring some of the most talented bass artists in the scene, wonderful art installations, and soulful yoga workshops. The venue was located at the Bama Slam Water Park in New Brockton, AL. It was a spacious setup, filled with rolling hills and beautiful trees surrounding all of the festival grounds.
In the middle of the location lies a swimming hole equipped with water slides, rope swings, trampolines, and even more waterpark shenanigans. This venue truly allowed the inner child to come out and play, while also fueling the soul with some amazing event production!
Three stages were featured at this festival: Sol Stage, Body Stage, and Mind Stage. The Sol Stage was massive and stacked with huge LED panels featuring pristine visuals and all of the lasers that the electronic bass music lover comes to expect in this day and age. The Body Stage was located inside of an intimate barn-style building that duals as a restaurant/bar, overlooking the swimming hole and beach area of the venue. The Mind Stage consisted of a converted school bus, featuring a bass-loaded stage on the top. The bus overlooked the art area, leaving lots of space in-between to move around and get weird.
Sol Fest was honestly one of the most special festivals I’ve ever attended! Between the incredible bass acts, art, and nature surrounding – it was an event that we hope has a big future ahead. The vibes were unmatched and truly intimate, everyone had space to play but the sense of community was strong and filled with excitement from each and every performer and attendee. I really look forward to witnessing the growth of all who made this festival happen! Sol Fest gained a spot in my heart for sure.
Our Favorite Sets Of Sol Fest 2022
This bass queen of Denver is quickly becoming one of the most exciting producer/DJs in the bass scene. NotLö is known for her low-end bass sounds, featuring distorted grooves that take listeners on a supersonic journey. She truly delivered insane new sounds at Sol Fest and we can’t wait to hear these new IDs released in the near future! Her signature dark, soul-grabbing sounds fueled the crowd and created an absolute party on the dancefloor.
This duo from Florida has quickly gained momentum in the electronic music world, playing huge fests like EDC Orlando and Okeechobee in the last year. We experienced all of the hype with these two at Sol Fest, EAZYBAKED kept the crowd moving with their mixture of 140 deep-dub sounds while highlighting some fantastic tracks from tons of other artists in the scene. It was a truly incredible set, full of good vibes and happy faces!
Ravenscoon is a producer/DJ from San Francisco, California, whose music incorporates sounds of death metal, hip-hop, and punk rock, with a mix of insane experimental bass music. Originally from Atlanta, his flair for southern roots compliment his mind-boggling bass lines and psychedelic sounds to create something magical. Ravenscoon touches every genre of bass music within his live performances, leaving listeners in awe of every set he ever curates. This young artist revealed he’s only growing better during his set at Sol Fest, as he had the crowd in shambles. His set featured music from all across the board, highlighting unique bass tracks that floored ine crowd and that kept the ground shaking. Check out Ravenscoon’s exclusive HIHF guest mix here to check out what he brings to the table.
Known for his beautiful sounds mixing electronica and funk and soul, this artist is truly one of a kind. Common Creation, is talented and unique. He is one of the greatest blooming underground producers gracing the scene right now and his rise is ICONIC. He even opened for GRiZ at his Space Camp show at Hampton Coliseum. His set at Sol Fest featured sounds of his psychedelic stylings, blended with mesmerizing basslines. The artist used Ableton Live, while featuring live sounds from his own guitar during this set – leaving the crowd and myself in awe of the detailed production. Common Creation is one of a kind and he really showed up during this set!
Michigan-based producer, Super Future, has proven over the last couple of years that he does it all! His sounds go all across the board in electronic music, ranging from inspiring future bass, to soothing downtempo, to experimental heavy bass and wubs. This artist closed out Sol Fest with a soul-touching two-hour sunrise set. We got to experience every realm of bass music during this journey of a performance, featuring loads of future bass, downtempo, and sounds that just make you feel SEXY! This was definitely the kind of set that you felt deep within the soul. Don’t miss a Super Future set if you get the chance to catch his mesmerizing live performances.
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