WayHome is less than a week away! Kicking off on Friday July 28th, the 3 day festival is assured to be one for the books with a wide array of talent. Headliners include Flume, Justice, Schoolboy Q, Frank Ocean, Porter Robinson and more. In addition to the top billed headliners is a slew of stellar must see acts. As you’ve come to expect, we’ve rounded up all the can’t miss (non-headlining) acts. Check the list below and let us know who you are most excited to see.
Danny Brown’s energy effectively dominates and infects the crowd the second he hits any stage. A big smile and even bigger sound, the Detroit artist’s unique range of style never leaves room for a dull moment. A bite to his flow, and an undeniable steez, Danny Brown’s catalog is stacked with collaborations from Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul and Earl Sweatshirt to DJ Shadow, Freddie Gibbs, Purity Ring and more. If this performance is anything like his new video for ‘Lost,’ we’re in for a trip. You are now entering the sometimes manic, sometimes abstract, always vivid dimension of Danny Brown. Get ready to move. Really doe. Catch Danny Brown at 12:15am on Friday at the WayAway stage.
Mura Masa and summer are pretty much synonymous. His music perfectly encapsulates everything that makes the season so special while weaving in emotional and evocative elements for a sound that is spellbinding. His incredible self-titled album just dropped this month and this will be the first chance to hear him perform the project. His show goes beyond the typical DJ set, combining keys and drums for an engaging and unique experience. Although it isn’t listed, Masa has been known to tour and perform alongside vocalist/rapper Bonzai. If she’s there alongside Mura Masa, expect this to be one of the best sets of the weekend. If it turns out to be a solo set, it certainly won’t disappoint either. Mura Masa is one of the most impressive producers in music at the moment, find out why at 11:00pm on Saturday (WayAway).
Falcons has been a FUXWITHIT favourite since we started the site. The LA producer has been heating up the summer with smashes like ‘Boo You Know (Ft. Goldlink)’ and ‘Want Your Body’. His unique blend of electronic music and rap makes him a must see for fans of either genre. If you love both, it doesn’t get mulch better than this. Falcons will have the festival feeling like the best house party you’ve ever been too. Turn up on Sunday at 7:30pm, Perrier Greenhouse.
Coming up under ZHU’s Mind Of Genius label, THEY. have been impressing since their debut Nu Religion. Their sounds can move from moody to turnt and their ability to switch between singing and rapping is unmatched. Add their incredible energy along with their standout smashes like ‘U-RITE’ and ‘Motley Crue’ and you won’t want to miss a track. Catch them on Friday at 5:30pm a the WayAway Stage.
Toronto hip-hop titan, Jazz Cartier aka Jacuzzi La Fleur is somebody you should not be sleeping on. A two-time Polaris Music Prize Long List selection and most recently, a 2017 Juno Award winner for Rap Recording of the Year, for his 2016 mixtape Hotel Paranoia, Jazz and the synergy of his smooth and raw style, show no signs of slowing. Give your ears the gift of experiencing the fluid pacing of this Toronto talent. You will feel like you’re surfing on the perfect wave, but be warned, once you check in, you’ll never check out. Don’t miss your chance to see the ‘Talk of the Town’ at 7:00pm on Saturday at WayBright.
Louis The Child
Chicago duo Louis The Child are a must see at any festival. Their original works are a perfect balance between forward thinking future bass, pop and indie leanings. All this is wrapped in a soundscape that embodies warm weather and sunshine and is assured to boost your serotonin. You won’t be at this set without a smile in your face. Enjoy the vibe on Saturday at 7:30 at WayAway.
Take the time to slow down and open your soul up to the medicine that is Daniel Caesar. This R&B heavyweight will soothe your most delicate energy needs with the power of his angelic expression. Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee (in the feels), this era blending sound with a modern twist has a realness that is sure to leave you with goosebumps. From keys to strings, evident gospel influence and Daniel’s vocal range, the performance of Caesar’s individuality is sure to be a sweet treat for your heart and ears. Slow it down with Daniel at 7:00pm on Sunday at WayAway.