1. Green Velvet
Curtis Alan Jones, aka Green Velvet, is no stranger to the music scene. He has been releasing house music under several different aliases since the early '90s. His songs range from mellow to humorous to hard-hitting to anything in between. Jones has released music under several labels, including his own. Green Velvet also incorporates multiple influences from other musical genres, including punk, pop and underground. One of his most recent projects was a two-song extended released with Dirtybird Records creator, Claude VonStroke. If you are a house fiend with an appreciation for the history of house music, Green Velvet has got to be on your radar.
2. Walker and Royce
Walker and Royce have been collaborating as a house music duo since 2011. They are a part of the house-label Dirtybird Records, which is evident in their groovy sets. They recently released their debut album, “Self Help,” in October of 2017, and it includes several popular house songs such as “Take Me to Your Leader” and “Role Models.” This powerful duo has an encapsulating stage presence and are definitely worth catching if you are at the Disco Inferno Stage this September.
3. Boogie T b2b SQUNTO
Boogie T (Brock Thornton) and SQUNTO (Eric Roth) have been performing b2b sets together since their Strike Back tour earlier this year. If I had to judge what this set is going to be like based on their solo projects, you should expect the unexpected. Both of these artists throw down individually and are known for the variety of genres they include and also for the production of their sets. Both of these electrifying artists also have a high-energy stage presence that mirrors the bounce and bangin’ you’ll be hearing all night if you catch these two at Imagine.
4. Wax Motif
Australia native Danny Chien, aka Wax Motif, is known for his strides in the G-House movement. He has worked alongside both DJs such as Diplo and A-Trak in addition to hip-hop artists like Young Thug and Ty Dolla Sign. He has released music under several record labels, including OWSLA, Mad Decent and more.
Shlump is a California native who has been up and coming on the horizon of the bass music movement for several months now. He has worked with several labels, including the freeform bass label, Wakaan. Under this, Shlump released his song “Badmon” alongside Majah. Shlump has been consistently touring festivals and venues lately, and his space-bass set is sure to have the Imagine audience feeling like they’re floating through space.