Taking place at Bingeman’s campgrounds in Kitchener, ON from June 2nd – 4th, Ever After Music Festival promises to be one of the can’t miss events of the year. The 3-day event will bring together incredible acts, camping, a waterpark, midway rides, games and more. It sounds like a ton a fun but what has us most excited is the incredible line-up featuring bass legends, rappers, trap kingpins, house OGs and a ton of up-and-coming and talent. With so many dope artists on the bill we figured it’s only right that we give you our can’t miss picks. We purposely left off the headliners Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Excision and French Montana. They’re headlining for a reason, and we don’t have to tell you why you should be at their sets. Check the full list below and let us know who you’re most excited for.
UK producer TroyBoi has been a favourite at FUXWITHIT for years. Since his early days he’s killing the game with his unique sound known as “My Style” which combines elements of trap, world music, hip hop, R&B, garage and a multitude of other influences. He’s fresh off The Mantra Tour which featured him playing exclusively his own music. His energy on stage and astounding catalog make TroyBoi’s live sets quite unlike any other. One minute you’re entranced by the spiritual beauty of a song, the next you’re in a moshpit turning up to the max. That’s a range of experience that few can pack into DJ set, so don’t miss out.
In the past two years Herobust has gone from being another great SoundCloud producer, to one of the most innovative creators in bass music. His style blends hard hitting trap with insane dubstep-inspired sound design. His last two EPs have pushed the boundaries of bass music and his live set is assured to do the same. If you’re looking to have your mind-blown with epic sound design and then get beaten with bass this is where you need to be.
HARD founder and all around OG, Destructo, is a can’t miss at any event. With over 20 years in the game his skills behind the decks are no joke. Add to the fact that he’s fresh off the release of his massive G-House EP Renegade, and it’s guaranteed to be amazing. His blend of house and rap does a stellar job bridging the gap for fans of either genre – and you never know what he might rinse out.
Black Tiger Sex Machine (BTSM)
If the name doesn’t at least rouse your interest I’m not sure what will. Their motto is “Music Is Our Religion” and they take it to heart. Each performance is a spiritual experience that seems sacred. With light up helmets and insane visuals the trio’s visual experience is befitting of their sound. Their sets are built around their massive electro originals and reworks but they almost always take time to inject some classics; whether it’s cuts from Dr. Oizo or The Prodigy. If you’re looking to rave it out then BTSM is your jam.
12th Planet B2B Funtcase B2B Cookie Monsta
Yes, we’re aware this makes the final artist count 10 rather than 8 – but when you have LA’s dubstep/dnb guru 12th Planet coming together with 2 Circus Records artists, Funtcase and Cookie Monsta, you can’t help but make an exception. What do you get when two unstoppable forces collide with an immovable object from both sides? We’re not sure, but this set may help you find such an answer.
Whether it’s insane originals (‘Street, ‘Click Clack’) or banging remixes (‘Lean Back,’ ‘Goosebumps’) NGHTMRE has proven himself to be one of the hottest producers in the game. He’s well known for teasing out insane ID’s in his sets and Ever After should be no different. So if you’re wondering what NGHTMRE may have in store for the remainder of the year, this is a can’t miss.
English DJ/producer Joshua Mellody, better known as Zomboy, is a frequently-mentioned name amongst the bass community. His recent anthem, ‘Like A Bitch’, gets mosh pits started wherever it’s unleashed, and everybody who knows the song knows exactly when to holler and throw down. His tracks may be massive bangers, but they tend to hold some subtle melodious undertones to it, sticking true to Joshua’s surname.
The French producer has been steadily pushing the boundaries of future bass. While the bulk of the festival promises earth-shattering bass, Nebbra offers bit of a change. His music is more melodic and heartfelt with just the right bit of knock. Expect Nebbra to take you on an emotional journey while also ensuring that you’re dancing and having a great time.
Words Colin & Ck.