LAUREN’S PICKS – DAY 2 – Monday, December 30th, 2013
Welcome to SnowGlobe Music Festival! Day 2 of the fest is headlined by one of the nicest guys in dance music: KASKADE.
- Kapslap: Sierra Tent, 5:00-6:15. 24 year old Jared Lucas, much like Girl Talk, gained fame for his EDM/top 40 bootlegs he made on the side during his college career. In Jared's case, he's now graduated from Lehigh University and can pursue his dream of producing original tracks. For fans of: 3LAU, Girl Talk, The White Panda.
- Kaskade: Main Stage, 8:30-10:00. Ryan Raddon has had quite the banner year: he was nominated for a Grammy for Fire & Ice, maintained a residency in Vegas at Marquee, laid down his own vocals for a new album which he supported with a massive arena tour, all the while tweeting to fans daily.
When I asked my good friend DJ Toddy B to provide some words on Raddon, who he knows very well, he had this to say: "Kaskade is a DJ that takes you on a musical journey in his sets and really has a unique and diverse style of house music. From the deeper stuff to the more pumpin' electro, you can always find yourself emerged in his music. He has been at the top of the game for over 10 years and now has been voted, 'Best American DJ' for the past handful of years! Kaskade plays all his own original tracks and if you like vocals this is a show not to be missed! I have been lucky enough to watch his career blossom over the years and he has always stayed true, humble and ALWAYS been 100% about the music and our scene, kudos to Kaskade!!" A more glowing report couldn't be given and this is clearly a not-to-miss set. For fans of: Sasha, Morgan Page, Gabriel and Dresden.
- Justin Jay: Igloo Tent, 9:15-10:45. This year young up-and-comer Justin Jay takes the spot of the “young one” filled by Madeon in 2012. Jay won his first DJ contest at the age of 16 but couldn't perform because there was an age restriction in the venue! Today he's a worthy member of the Dirty Bird crew and big things will definitely come for anyone who runs with that crowd. For fans of: Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Worthy.
COMING UP in our coverage of SnowGlobe:
- Lauren’s Picks for Day 3 of the fest
- Reviews and photos! See you there!
Lauren is one of our regular blog contributors. Read about her crazy fun adventures as a passionate photographer, athlete and traveler on her personal blog