OWSLA’s Hundred Waters announce their second annual FORM festival in Arizona desert
Skrillex‘s LA-based OWSLA Records imprint is known for being a motley crew of sounds, themes, styles, and genres that’s goal is to push music in creative directions. However, one of the most unlikely groups that calls the label home, Hundred Waters, is looking to curate much more than just music. The Florida-bred foursome is aiming to curate their own niche within dance music’s vibrantly diverse, ever-expanding culture. Bringing people to the middle of the desert for their second annual FORM Festival hosted at Arizona’s Arcosanti micro-city from May 22-24th, Hundred Waters is offering their experimental take on the contemporary music festival model, aimed at enhancing the festival experience in a fresh, healthy, and atmospherically different way.
The event flips the traditional idea of a music festival as most know it upside down. Environment and interaction is everything at FORM, from the free application-based admission process all the way to onsite accommodations during the three-day event. Arcosanti is a 25-acre bell casting community nestled in the heart of Arizona’s expansive desert landscape, offering a huge spacial departure from other typical music festivals. With attendees and talent all staying together in one space over the weekend, expect the event to include nature hikes, pool parties, art installations that include intimate interactions with the festival’s organizers, attendees, and the lineup’s artists.
Bringing the likes of Durante, Tokimonsta, Kodak to Graph, Majical Cloudz, Jacques Greene, How To Dress Well, and a handful of others to Arcosanti this year comes with another treat from Hundred Waters for the three-day event. MOOG has partnered with FORM this year to bring a special Sound Lab performance series to Arcosanti, where artists can experiment with MOOG synthesizers and delve into a wide range of analog equipment outside the MOOG factory for the first time ever. From the moment hopeful fans apply to be invited, to every moment of the May festival, Hundred Waters has procured an experience unlike many other commercial dance music events out there.