Eight can’t miss acts of Sunburn 2014
Eight can't miss acts of Sunburn 2014
Now in its 8th year, Sunburn Goa continues to be the biggest and most exciting EDM event in Asia. This year’s jam-packed lineup includes a host of exciting talent from all corners of the dance music industry. From heavy-hitters like MAKJ, DANNIC and Far Too Loud, to the live performance of Klingande, and the underground presence of Jamie Jones, the festival has something for everyone. Before we head out for our adventure at India’s flagship festival, we explored the lineup and marked down our 8 can’t miss acts for Sunburn’s 8th birthday.
Klingande are the true pioneers of the melodic house movement. Their breakthrough hit “Jubel” set in motion one of 2014’s greatest trends — the soulful sax line. Pairing live performance into their tropical DJ sets, the French duo bring something more to the table and create a dynamic and engaging environment without over-produced cheese.
Another Ultra Records signee and melodic house first mover, Eelke Kleijn, arrives at Sunburn hot on the release of “Mistakes I’ve Made.” The Avicii-supported talent will provide the perfect soundtrack to the shimmering beaches of Vagator, pairing four-to-the-floor beats with swinging guitar riffs and free-flowing energy.
If you’re going to make your way to the main stage, go for MAKJ. Unapologetic and in your face, MAKJ’s set is going to be festival banger after the banger and that’s the point. If you’re looking to let loose tracks like “Generic,” “Let’s Get Fucked Up” and “READY!” will definitely do the trick. Every festivalgoer needs at least one set to go nuts — may as well make it MAKJs.
Now officially a duo, the Krewella sisters take to the stage with something to prove. Expect their classics as well as a ton of new material that Jahan and Yasmine have been cooking up in the post-Rainman era. Still one of the most fun live performances in EDM today, the Krew will be alive and well at Sunburn.
There’s a DJ set and then there’s Sasha. Responsible for some of the greatest dance music mix albums of all time, Sasha is a must see at Sunburn 2014. It’s been over 2 years since the release of Involv3r and the Italian born producer/DJ has undoubtedly been toiling away in the studio. Let Sasha take you on a journey, you won’t regret it.
DANNIC brings the finest electro in the business to Goa’s shores for his stint at Sunburn. The Revealed Recordings is fresh off a killer collab alongside Shermanology “Wait For You.” The protege to the biggest DJ in the world, Hardwell, DANNIC honed his ability to throw down a blistering set of dancefloor destroyers with one of the best in the business.
The Hot Creations founder and proponent of all things house music, Jamie Jones invades the hippie-founded Goa with some of the grooviest cuts dance music has to offer. With a laudable 2014 of landmark moments that started with one of the most memorable sets of BPM, Mr. Jones seeks to close out his year in style. Dip your toes in the sand and let Jamie’s beats twist you well into the morning hours.
Far Too Loud
The dirtiest electro that Sunburn has to offer will come at the hands of Far Too Loud. Face-melting squeals and wobbles will shake the beach to its bedrock while the Brighton-born talent unleashes his space age monstrosities. Breakneck-paced, Far Too Loud will provide a can’t miss freak out amidst the tropical location.