Five Electronic Acts to catch at Governors Ball 2015
New York’s premier multi-genre festival, Governors Ball, returns to Randall’s Island this weekend with a ton of electronic talent in tow. Now in its fifth year, 2015’s festival prides itself on tastesmaking and that attention to detail is reflected in the electronic-oriented acts on this year’s roster. A far less mainstream collection of names than its West Coast counterpart, Coachella, Govball has enlisted acts like Ratatat, Rustie, and Flying Lotus to leave an electronic impression on New York’s festivalgoers.
Brooklyn-duo Ratatat debuted “Cream on Chrome” during a stunning set out in Indio for Coachella and they return to their hometown on Friday with an album’s worth of new music in tow. Expect shredding guitars, tripped out drums, and a mind-bending visuals from the multi-faceted duo.
If there’s one performance everyone will be talking about its deadmau5’s. Kept tightly under wraps for well over a year, Joel plans to debut his latest stage production to close out Saturday night. The first full stage redesign since he debuted The Cube during the 2011 Meowington Hacks Tour, his Saturday night performance will be nothing short of legendary. Catch him afterwards for an intimate performance at Brooklyn’s Verboten.
A Flume performance is never one to miss so why start now? After premiering his latest original alongside Miike Snow vocalist, Andrew Wyatt, its safe to assume that Australian talent has more than just one new track up his sleeve for Saturday.
2014’s You’re Dead! should be reason enough to stop by Flying Lotus’s Sunday set. One of the most eccentric and talented producers of the electronic age, a Fly Lo set is anything but ordinary, and certainly not for anyone look for a proper festival set. Fans should expect a journey through his vast back catalog — come for hits like “Never Catch Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar and stay for classics like “Until the Quiet Comes.”
Rustie touches down on American soil with his vibrant back catalog in tow. Another unique name on this year’s lineup, the Scottish producer has a habit of chopping and screwing his own productions on the fly during his performances. Stumble on his set on Saturday and let Rustie take you on strange trip through bass heavy soundscapes and shattered synthwork.