Nocturnal Wonderland is a staple in the Insomniac repertoire and the longest-running electronic music festival in the United States. The two-day camping festival is themed with a host of nighttime animals, lights, and mushrooms all adding to the mysterious and whimsical woodland theme. But with so many incredible artists to choose from on the insane lineup, decisions can be difficult.
Here are six artists to add to your schedule at Nocturnal Wonderland 2022:
There’s a lightness and positivity not often associated with the classic UK genre that will convert anyone to a drum and bass fan. They have collaborated with some huge names in DNB and bass like Delta Heavy, MUZZ, and Crystal Skies and have even worked with trance legends ALPHA 9 and Ilan Bluestone.
Eats Everything has been a force in electronic music for over a decade. With a discography that reads like a UK music history lesson, he’s well versed in house, techno, disco, garage, and jungle.
Eats Everything began playing records when he was 12 and has been dedicated to electronic music ever since. A regular at Resistance and elrow events, he’s also been known to play all-night-long sets at iconic UK nightclubs like Printworks and Fabric. He also started his own label, Edible, which features top producers like Paul Woolford, Jesse Perez, Catz ‘n Dogz, and Melé.
Fans of Joyryde will love the Dutch duo Moksi and their bass-heavy music inspired by late-90s U.K. garage. But they are a versatile duo and also well known for their more melodic tracks like “Slow Burn” and “Tidalwave“.
After their debut in 2015, Moksi have not slowed down. In 2019, they moved to a cabin to focus on producing beyond the festival-ready bangers they are known for, and they now produce a variety of bass, tech, and melodic house. Fans will never know what to expect from this fiery duo other than a non-stop good time.
Blanke is another artist whose music knows no genre boundaries, and his creativity is off-the-charts. The Australian producer got his big break producing midtempo and dropping “Mixed Signals” with Rezz, but is also known for his incredible melodic dubstep and drum and bass.
He recently became a regular on Seven Lions‘ label Ophelia Records, has collaborated with Illenium, and releases often on Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats. His latest three-part EP series AEON is all DNB and he even returned to his midtempo roots with the masked, mysterious producer Deathpact on “Mitosis“.
5. ANDY C
Andy C is a drum and bass legend. He started his first label in 1992, before he had even turned 15, with a budget of £1,000. The label, entitled RAM, was instrumental in later promoting the careers of icons like Chase & Status, Wilkinson and Sub Focus.
At the age of 15, together with Ant Miles, Andy C created their magnum opus, “Valley of the Shadows (31 Seconds)” under their Origin Unknown alias. Often referred to as the “darkcore prototype”, the track won Best Hardcore Tune at the 1993 Hardcore Dance Awards where Andy C also collected the prize for Best Newcomer.
Kaleena Zanders is a multi-genre artist from San Jose with a voice that embodies all the energy of her inspirations Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan.
She is a highly sought-after vocalist, demonstrated by her unbounded collaborations with Finneas, Keke Palmer, AC Slater, Loud Luxury, Breathe Carolina, Moon Boots, and Morgan Page. Now she’s building her very own career as a DJ, and she’s spinning at Nocturnal.
This set is bound to have some incredible live vocals and gospel-house hits. Zanders is also an advocate for mental health and the promotion of underrepresented artists in the dance music community.
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- ac slater
- Alpha 9
- Andy C
- Ant Miles
- Breathe Carolina
- Catz 'N Dogz
- Chase & Status
- Crystal Skies
- Delta Heavy
- Eats Everything
- ilan Bluestone
- Jesse Perez
- Kaleena Zanders
- Keke Palmer
- Loud Luxury
- morgan page
- nocturnal wonderland
- Paul Woolford
- Sub Focus