Favorite ThisTop 10 Acts to See on The Untz Satellite Stage at Wakarusa [Page 2]

Published: May 12, 2014

By: Jacki (Moon) Horne

5. ill-esha


Elysha Zaide, better known as ill-esha, is the definition of a pioneer when it comes to music production. The producer’s performances are a unique treat to the festival community, as she simultaneously DJ’s and sings original tracks and glitched-up remixes. What is so fascinating about the producer is that while she does have some bangers, much of her music is on the softer-electronic side with heartfelt lyrics and soul for days. If you want to witness experimental electronica with deep-rooted heart and organic soul make sure to catch Ill-Esha’s late evening set on Thursday at the Satellite Stage.

4. Thriftworks


This self-proclaimed psychedelic hip-hop producer, born Jake Atlas, is in a league of his own when it comes to electronic music production. Thriftworks’s electric signature sound and no-bullshit mentality sets him apart from a sea of aspiring producers. The West Coast-based producer’s downtempo basscentric soundscapes are both distinctive and danceable, creating a unique live experience. If you want to drift away through an exotic adventure on a magic carpet ride of beats and vibes, make sure to catch Thriftwork’s Thursday evening Satellite Stage set.

3. Phutureprimitive

Rain Phutureprimitive is a breathe of fresh air in an oversaturated EDM scene, and you can experience why at his Saturday evening set at the Satellite Stage. The shamanic producer notoriously creates organic and otherworldly tracks that come together to create extraterrestrial dance parties. After catching Phutureprimitive live you will come to learn that he enjoys playing his music as much as his fans love dancing to it, as he rejoices and dances throughout the entirety of his sets. Everyone benefits from dancing out demons, so make sure to let Rain guide you on a journey from the dark depths of your consciousness into the beautiful, transcendent layers of the soul at his Satellite Stage set.

2. Ott

Sonic soundscaper OTT will be gracing the Satellite Stage with his kaleidoscopic presence late Friday night and into the early Saturday morning hours. From organic dub to psychedelic opera, the British producer’s carefully engineered creations are a cut above the rest. If you aren’t familiar with OTT yet, do yourself a favor and allow your consciousness to become completely immersed in his genuine world music that creates highly danceable, yet introspectively reflective live sets. OTT’s set will without a doubt transform the Satellite Stage into a holographic spaceship of organic sound.

Tags: BreaksDowntempoDrum and BassDubstepGlitchHip HopElectro