1. Ivy Lab
This North London trio is sure to be a treat on the Aeria Stage. If you are a fan of drum and bass, Ivy Lab is one act you cannot miss. These artists have been creating music together for several years, but their prevalence in the East has only just begun. This super-group is also known for their hip-hop remixes and their mixtape volumes. They recently released a new LP, “Death Don’t Always Taste Good,” which harbors several of their well-known tracks like “Cake” and “Astral Pirate Theme.”
2. Paul Oakenfold
Oakenfold is an English trance DJ and record producer. He has been nominated for several Grammys, DJ Awards and World Music Awards. He has compiled remixes for a variety of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Madonna and The Cure. Oakenfold has been in the music business since the late ‘70s, whether that be through booking talent such as Salt-n-Pepa or by making music in his bedroom. Nonetheless, Oakenfold has come a long way since then. If you are looking to get lost in some trance, make your way to the Aeria Stage to catch Paul Oakenfold.
3. Gabriel & Dresden
This Cali-duo comprised of Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden have been creating music together for over 15 years. They have produced two studio albums together as well as multiple hit singles and remixes. Their latest release is a remix of Above & Beyond’s “Is It Love?”. Gabriel & Dresden incorporate several different aspects of electronic music into their own creations. If you find yourself wanting to hear some progressive trance and house, Gabriel & Dresden will have you covered.
If you are a house-head from Atlanta, chances are you have caught a Halogen set before. Alex and Josh, the two DJs who make up this duo, have released remixes for Kaskade, Born Again, Jack Ü, Borgeous and others. They recently started their own event series in Atlanta for house artists. If you are looking to catch some local house artists, definitely check out this pair.
Aireon Grimes, or Ployd, is an Atlanta DJ who is no stranger to how hard Atlanta can get down. He has played a large role in shaping Atlanta’s music scene, and he helped to start two of Atlanta’s first dubstep collectives. Ployd has proven himself alongside the likes of Excision, Big Gigantic, Borgore and more. Ployd has remained an independent artist. In doing so, Ployd has shown the scene that he is capable of making a name for himself. He achieves this through his electrifying live sets that showcase his mixing skills within varying genres. Ployd is one artist you can’t miss on the Aeria Stage this year.