Electric Forest and TheUntz.com present the Electric Glen: Artist panels, gear, and more at EF!
Published: June 17, 2014
Electric Forest and TheUntz.com are thrilled to present the all-new Electric Glen, bringing you live interviews with artists and influencers from the EF lineup like ZEDS DEAD, Dirtyphonics, Pegboard Nerds, Protohype, ZOOGMA, Cosby Sweater, Soul Visions (The Human Experience+ Rising Appalachia) as well as gear from Reloop, Xone, Nord, and Studio Logic.
We’re ready to put new music technology and ideas in your hands. Look for our festival gear zone onsite, giving everyone a chance to play around with the most cutting edge music technology, discover new tools, and throw down some on-the-spot collaborations!
Tech pros will be running product demonstrations with artists who use the Reloop, Xone, Nord, and Studio Logic hardware and software, and TheUntz.com will be hosting panels and interviews with artists from the lineup.
Keep an eye out for our schedule of artists and more information on this page – who knows, your favorite act might show up for a close and personal session in The Glen.
As a special bonus, American Music & Sound, sponsors of the Electric Glen, will be giving away two sets of reloop & XONE professional headphones each day. All are welcome to stop by The Glen and experience new audio and music creation products from reloop, XONE, Nord, & Studiologic and enter the headphone giveaway. Participants need not be present to win.
Here's a full list of the scheduled panels hosted by Anand Harsh of The Untz Podcast:
The Disco Revival - Thursday, 5-6pm
Penguin Prison and Golf Clap investigate the resurgence of house, techno, and disco in the dance music industry. Acts from all over the spectrum are exploring retro sounds and recapturing some of the early 80's and mid-90's dance explosion aesthetics. Let's see if we can figure out why.
Zeds Dead - Coffee Break (LIVE) - Thursday, 7-8pm
One of the top touring acts in North America, Zeds Dead, sits down for coffee with TheUntz.com's Anand Harsh for a live experience of the duo's popular Coffee Break series. On the agenda: discussion of the pair's brand new EP, Somewhere Else, out July 1 on Mad Decent/Ultra Canada. Also, some tomfoolery and awkward pauses.
Bass Masters - Friday, 1-2pm
The heaviest of the heavy converge in the Electric Glen, when Protohype, Pegboard Nerds, and Dirtyphonics get together to discuss the future of bass music. We talk tours, studio work, and a whole lotta subsonic speculation. We're gonna get weird.
Livetronica Lessons I - Friday, 2:30-3:30pm
Livetronica legend Aron Magner (Conspirator, The Disco Biscuits) joins the fast-growing four-piece Zoogma to talk about influences, honing their craft, and lessons learned from years grinding it out on the road. Think your band can make it? Might learn a thing or two from the masters.
Livetronica Lessons II - Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
Cosby Sweater continues the conversation from the blurry confluence of the jam and electronica worlds. Meet the band's new drummer, and join us for a fun conversation about guest sets, past outfits, and a bright future. Also, what is that crazy electronic sax Gerlach is playing? Are we allowed to touch it?
Building the House - Saturday, 2-3pm
Alicia Karlin (manager & talent buyer with Madison House Presents), Carrie Lombardi (LiveLoud publicist), along with agents Jake Schneider and Wes Samuel (Madison House, Inc.) discuss assembling a massive event like Electric Forest, all while advancing the careers of their clients. Expect a lively conversation about building the lineup, removing brown M&M's backstage, and Port-a-Potties with some of the top minds in the industry.
Mixing in Mainstream - Saturday, 5-6pm
Three acts from the transformational circuit, David Block (The Human Experience) and Rising Appalachia (who together with block form Soul Visions), along with Dixon's Violin discuss bringing their niche sound, message, and aesthetic to a mainstream music festival. They'll talk about the positives and the pitfalls of moving between the two worlds, and the collision of commercialism and culture.
Making K Theory Live - Sunday, 2-3pm
Bay Area beatsmiths K Theory pull back the curtain on what it takes to go from the studio to the stage, taking synthetic sounds and retooling them with synths, drums, and live vocals to create a whole new beast. Find out how they brought K Theory to life.