By: Anand Harsh
With our announcement this month of the Phase 2 lineup for The Untz Festival, which hits Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Mariposa, CA from June 2-4, 2016, we built upon the theme of pushing sonic boundaries we started with Phase 1 of the festival, and threw on a bunch for underground electronic dance music talent who are either a) brand new to the scene, b) never play out west, or c) both. While you may already be familiar with a number of the artists on this bill, our hope is that you really are shaking your head and saying "never heard of that guy," or "who is that" because since the inception of The Untz more than six years ago, our goal has been to introduce new and exciting dance music talent to the industry, rather than regurgitating all the mainstream stuff.
Keeping that in mind, we made sure our lineup for The Untz Festival was as trippy, funky, heavy, and beautiful as we could make it, all while honoring the incredible artists we've had the pleasure of working with over the past six years in this business. We think we hit as many genres, sounds, and styles as we could, and we think you'll agree.
In Phase 2, we added psy bass pioneer Phutureprimitive, jam titans The Werks, melodic bass superstar Crywolf, midwest livetronica upstarts Turbo Suit, Unlimited Gravity doing a special B2B set with Project Aspect, Branx, CharlestheFirst, Mystral, TRIBONE, and many others, including Kinetik Groove and Blunt Force performing a blowout Kinetik Force set. These fun acts join Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Kaminanda, Mr. Bill, Wick-it The Instigator, Illenium, Fractal, Said The Sky, Siren, and so many more. We really tried to check as many genre boxes as we could, and we're excited to introduce many of these newcomers to our fans.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with the artists on our lineup, because we're never going to go with unoriginal acts or tired sounds. If you haven't heard of an artist, just trust us; they're going to be great. Dive in to our sonic spread, and get learnt before you get turnt. That's how it works.
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