UPDATE (3/12): Markus Schulz, “America’s #1 DJ” according to DJ Times Magazine, has been added the the bill for BOOMBOX.
Datsik, Crizzly, Lazy Rich, Torro Torro and many, many more are set to perform at Tussey Mountain on April 13 for the largest outdoor EDM concert ever to hit Happy Valley.
With multiple stages and unparalleled talent, BOOMBOX is a day-long festival-style production brought to Penn State by Art of Electronica (@ArtofElectronic). The artists released are only the first wave of DJs and producers that will be making an appearance this spring. More acts will be announced in the next few weeks.
Worried about trying to make the 15 minute trip to Tussey Mountain (map), the all-season resort that’s just miles from the front door of Penn State? Ticket packages will be available with round-trip bus transportation from campus to the venue of BOOMBOX, @TusseyMountain.
Grimy dubstep blended with drum and bass and 8-bit influences, British Columbia DJ, Datsik, continues to revolutionize the EDM scene with, how he describes it, “the basterdization of electronic music.” Rubbing shoulders on collaborations and remixes with some of the biggest names in both hip-hop and EDM like Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan and Bassnectar; Datsik has secured a legendary status within the dupstep movement achieving at least 7 number 1 releases on Beatport in 2009. Not only killing it in your headphones or party speakers, Datsik’s live set-up was ranked as the fifth best DJ booth in EDM by Miami New Times for it’s zooming lights and spanning, black hole design.
Crunkstep producer, Crizzly, incorporates a rage-face mentality in his grumbling, dance-floor-ready remixes of hip-hop anthems like “Chain Hang Low.” With bass that has rings with the force of a F6 tornado and rap vocalizations that give the crowd something to scream along with, the Texas-based DJ has been gaining mainstream recognition, most recently being announced as an act at Camp Bisco alongside big names like Animal Collective, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, Umphrey’s McGee, Dan Deacon and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Crizzly turns every track into a bass-in-your-face rampage.
Lazy Rich (@djlazyrich)
Buzzing lows, singing treble and a beat that will cut the rug under your feet, DJ Lazy Rich, gives dubstep a fresh perspective. Just one of the EDM talents calling Vancouver home, Lazy Rich adopts a French house style to the blips and wubs of his dirty dub roots. Breathing new life into tracks by artists as obscure as Fat Boy Slim to giving his own spin on chillwave original mixes, Lazy Rich commands a dancefloor by blending in beats that rise and fall seamlessly like the ocean’s tide.
Torro Torro (@Torro_Torro)
Canadian electro duo, Torro Torro, is comprised of Mikey “Digits” Gonak and Evan “Yo Ev” Norton. Hailing from Toronto, this duo cooks up hard beats with lots of womping bass playing songs specifically in the House and Moombahton genres. Torro Torro may not be the most recognizable name in EDM, but their remixes of tracks from artists like Avicii, Diplo and Zedd will definitely leave an indelible mark on your taste for music.
Brass Knuckles (@brassknuckles1)
Miami-based trio, Brass Knucles, take EDM to another level with an authentic blend of Electro-Pop music and Traditional House music. The band’s members, Danny D’Brito, Tony Livadas, and Anthony Pisano, united in 2009 and have been consistently coming out with more original material that hooks their fans with lots of bass and catchy vocal melodies. Listen to their first single, “Bad Habits” below.
Christian Bauhofer may be his actual name, but his fans know him better by his stage name, Minnesota. This 23 year old from Santa Cruz, California produces straight up “BASS music” with lots of energy. Even other EDM artists like Bassnectar and PANTyRAID are starting to remix his tracks and using them in their sets. Some of the artists that Minnesota has remixed include the Mamas and the Papas, Adventure Club, and Ellie Goulding.
This Canadian producer is known for remixing a range of popular artists such as Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, and Phoenix. He puts a chill twist on the music we hear on the radio every day, usually using the trap music style of repeated samples, sped up hi hats, and heavy sweeping bass-lines.
At Dawn We Rage (@atdawnwerage)
The EDM duo At Dawn We Rage puts a unique twist on the formulaic genre of dance remixes. By utilizing a live drum setup along with the traditional DJ, they break from the common EDM format and achieve a distinctive onstage sound.
Twin Syndrome (@twinsyndrome)
Slow lifting choruses and heavy dropping bass-lines are where this EDM duo excels. With a more traditional heavy dubstep style, this group can really get a crowd moving — and what more can you ask for?
This Philadelphia producer and DJ has been blowing up the American EDM scene recently, playing with artists like Zeds Dead, Steve Aoki, Flux Pavilion, and Rusko; and playing festivals such as Starscape, Loaded, and Made in America. He is known for his dubstep style of heavy dropping beats and synths.
For updates on the rest of the Boombox line-up, follow @OnwardState on Twitter. @LeoDillingerIV and @ZackRutstein contributed to this post.