Audio Bend has been getting noticed by the many, check out this article in the Phoenix New Times that compared it to other outdoor music festivals such as HARD Summer Fest in L.A. , Global Dance Festival Colorado, even concerts like Electric Zoo Festival in N.Y. !! Also shown is a recent article in New Times. We've done it real big over the years with water slides, bouncy castles, multiple glowing stages with music of all different styles, lasers on the side of mountains miles away, lots of live art and special visual and uv effects, thousands of happy faces, old and new, and a fresh new outdoor venue off the beaten path far away from the restrictions of the city!
DJ Brace is an award winning producer and world champion dj. His success began with winning numerous DJ titles which culminated in becoming the 2016 DMC Online World DMC Champion. Debut solo album, Nostomania, won a Juno award (Canadian Grammy) for Best Instrumental Album of 2009. His second solo album, Synesthasia, was nominated in 2011 for Felix award (Quebec Music Awards). His music can also be heard on the Fox TV series Prison Break and on the Canadian TV channel CBC. Brace currently is actively composing and recording in the studio working on his solo material. Brace has also collaborated with Vekked, Kabanjak, Audible Doctor, Soul Khan, So Called, Dubmatix, Fat Albert Einstein, and more. OTHER AWARDS: 2017 DMC Online World Champ (Fresherthans)
2015 DMC Online Team World Champ (Fresherthans),
2016 DMC Online World Champ
Kid Koala 12 Bit Blues Battle Champion
" I am a multidisciplinary artist, creator and entrepreneur, doing mural work and canvas paintings by day as well as making electronic music and djing by night. Over the years my art and music became one in the same. The process of creating became fluid.... droplets (Droplitz) from the same pool of inspiration. Using meditation as a vehicle, the content of my work is driven by the sacred and universal interpretation of music. Guided by spiritual and esoteric themes I explore relationships of art and music and how they activate metaphysical aspects of our being. "
With one hand in the light and one hand in the dark, DJ Dark Mark’s unrivaled versatility in the Arizona dance music scene has united dancers of both spooky and friendly beats under the same umbrella. Beginning in the late 2000s at the elegant Club Palazzo for the weekly industrial night Tranzylvania, he spun hard-hitting industrial dance music to crowds of 200 or more as they stomped about in knee-high boots, striped corsets, and ghastly makeup. His zest for the dark beats of The Prodigy, Combichrist, Icon of Coil, and Skrillex later cross-pollinated with upbeat electro jams revered by dancers worldwide, culminating in a showcase of a seamless mix of major and minor key dance music at the monthly dance event Cupcake! a Monthly Fetish-Themed Dance Party. This was his first electro-industrial crossover gig, and he has followed the trajectory ever since.
Sina Matix began his journey in music under the name DJ Question?. After seeing video manipulation turntablist, Mike Relm, open up for Blue Man Group in 2011, he was inspired to work with video and music. Thus, VJ R-M8E was born in 2011! He had truly found his passion of combining video and music into one live performance. He calls this "Cinema Electro", which is a perfect blend of fusing audio and video mixed live! In early 2013 he started creating live songs by mixing nothing but movie clips as instruments. August of 2015, VJ Rhung up the videos and headphones for a short hiatus to start taking things to the next level! He could of come back with the old VJ R-M8Ename, but wanted to start back up under something new... something never seen before... something that is way before it's time... something called Cinematic Manipulation!
Digital Media Jockey is an audiovisual project created by Kevin Hackett, aka Moabyte. The purpose of DMJ is to explore and contribute artistically and technologically to the growing global digital remix culture. "The clips here are simple animations that I've made for VJing. They are meant to be combined with other animations, film footage or even on their own as an infinite loop. One of the things most fascinating about VJing is how just a small set of simple things, when combined while changing simple parameters can create and infinite number of combinations. Its life saying, Create an Explore the Infinite." Established 2003.
DJ Akshen brings an unmatched energy to his sets as well as a combination of turntable mastery and incredible music knowledge, which very few DJs have, and consistently creates a vibe that sets off any party. He continues to perform at some of the hottest nightspots across the country, overseas, and on the seas. Through seamless mixes and an amazing sense of selection, he can transform any venue whether a club, live stage, bar, or even the deck of a cruise ship, into an all-night party! So, if you want the complete package just ask for, “lights, camera… DJ AKSHEN!” Clients: Disney Cruise Lines, Guess, Taser International, Heinken, Redbull, Microsoft! Also was -2015 Red Bull Thre3Style US National FInalist (Top 5), 2015 Red Bull Thre3Style Phoenix Regional Champion, 3 Time AZ DJ Spin-off Champion and here are soem interesting facts:DJ Akshen was awarded "Best Place to learn How to DJ" in 2013 by The Phoenix NewTimes for his "Turntableology 101" class and workshops that he teaches at Cyphers The Center for Urban Arts, DJ Akshen is the Father of DJ Yeah (considered by DMC & Thud Rumble at the time as the worlds youngest scratch DJ), DJ Yeah was featured in the 2004 DMC US Finals DVD, 2005 DMC World Finals DVD, and Turntable TV Deluxe DVD. Expect sdomething special when he hops on the decks not just straight forward but deep and complex.
Born and raised in the city of Phoenix, AZ.. Dylan Gunn moved to Summit County, Colorado at the age of 21 (2012) to begin his career path with a friend as "Transfer Station". Traveling and performing through out CO, AZ, and CA. .Transfer Station began to perform with artists like TURKUAZ, SUNSQUABI, MARTY PARTY, SO DOWN, MUZZY BEAR,UNLIMITED ASPECT, and festivals such as Fire Fly Gatherings in 15' and the UNTZ 16'.. Soon after, both artists began separate projects, developing and reaching the inner most in what they creatively saw as musicians/artists individually. Dylan Gunn, now SUNNRAYS.. is an Instrumental form of song writing with an Electronic/Hip Hop or Trip Hop aspect, via live guitar and homemade beats spreading love for the people.
Planting the seeds of love in the hearts of mankind...
desert rat reggae az stylee
"I am a MC from the valley of the sun. I grew up in Chandler and Gilbert and ive lived in Northwest Phoenix since 2007. I rep Arizona Underground Hip Hop"
A different kind of flow
What comes next you never know
Slow & Low
That is the Tempo
ATOM ENERGY IS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC SCENE IN TUCSON, ARIZONA. ORIGINALLY FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF TUBAC, AZ., ATOM WAS NOT INFLUENCED BY CITY LIFE ALLOWING HIS CREATIVITY TO PROSPER INDEPENDENTLY. ALWAYS FASCINATED WITH MUSIC, IN 1993 THIS CREATIVITY LED ATOM TO TECHNO MUSIC. AFTER ATTENDING NUMEROUS EDM EVENTS, IN 2001 HE STARTED TO DJ. OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS ATOM HAS WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH THE DJ RANKS PERFORMING ALONG SIDE ARTISTS SUCH AS Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, Jon Bishop, Reid Speed, Scott Brown, Specimen A, Dirtyphonics, and Obsidian, ATOM HAS SHOWN US TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT HE HAS THE ENERGY TO LIGHT UP EVEN THE BLEAKEST DANCE FLOOR!!! WHEN THIS MAN STEPS BEHIND THE DECKS, YOU JUST CAN'T STOP MOVIN!!!!
Elikenagi is the birth child of Elliot Agui. Live improvisational Sonic alchemy with experimental rhythms influenced by world sounds which have been acquired throughout his travels. Collaborating with the energy of the people, he guides them on a journey.Furthermore, Eons is "Living For The Loud."
A veteran of the hip hop scene. Grund has been annihilating the dance floor for the past 10 years in the electronic scene. Grund's high energy hard hitting electro, dnb and Dubstep/Riddim will get any dance floor moving. With the support from Kage Media. Starting in 2007 at house parties and moving up at an incredible speed Grund has played in various raves and events big and small. Then in 2012 he released his first song on Beatport called recoil on seed music. Grund has worked with satellite records NYC as a content manager until satellite records closed in 2014. In 2016 Grund worked with various promoters to build his name and recognition after taking a little break. Hes now working closely with Kage Media and has signed onto PLAY ME LOUD! Don't forget to check out his latest single called drowning available on Soundcloud,Beatport,Itunes and spotify.
Local musician/DJ from Phoenix, AZ spreading positivity through music and dancing!
"I'm just a kid who likes to dance man. follow my page for updates on where i'll be and who i'll be playing with!"
"I'm available for most bookings in the greater Phoenix area! Hmu if you dig the tunes " Fomerly known as Butters, Duqh is the current prefferd name by this dude.
DJ / Producer / Recording & Audio Engineer / Mixing & Mastering / Hard Dance Music / UK Hardcore / Happy Hardcore
dot.Max is on the scene, it's a different kind of mean, so crafty and so clean-might be featured on a meme
Have you heard the news? Shay Sova knows all the moves, She'll run circles around the dudes.
7evel7 has thrilled dance floors from the clubs & beaches of Thailand to the deserts of Arizona.
Swept, brushed clean and ready to shine, is Jerry Pavelko's world and portrayal of life, love, soul, community, and inner peace through music as Dusted. He's got that dub fire!
A flower-child planted and watered in the beautiful heart of Phoenix, Arizona is working to inspire others though her styles of mixing and music. This rising musician and DJ began her journey with a guitar in her hands at 8 years old and continued her passion with DJ'ing just under 2 years ago. Her eclectic styles will take you back in time by incorporating jazz, hip-hop, Motown and soul into her Drum & Bass sets.
Bringer of the feel good vibes... is it true that you subscribe? Not everyone in this world can see the light and will continue to fight what is right and project what is wrong, this guy breaks through the barriers in song
This guy is quite the crowd pleaser, every audio bend he has played brings a crowd to the stage, and they don't just pass- they stay.
Some love to hate Mr. Mike Gold, but let's face it, that gets old! Most can accept him for now and not find a grudge to hold.
From Psytrance to Riddim and more, Dj Mango is sure to bring the heat with a blend of something for everyone. #mangoflavoredeverything.
Ready to enjoy a big party or special event? Underdown says be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited! Let's get down.
In the shadows lurks, a dark dj that smirks, as he plays, the crowd he works
"Just A Mad Crazy Ass Badbwoy Selecta Making Mighty Centaurs Fly Out Ya Ass" "When I Drop My Wax Bangin Out Dat Dirty JungleKore Sound On Dem Wheels of Steel! "
Making the valley dance, one foot at a time, here's your chance to see BB Galli-with some of the best beats made available in this space and time
Are your hindsights wondering what kind of blindside we might bring with this mystery guest thing? it's elevating to wonder who might be pulled out from under our hat
This dude is in the mood to show you some music with attitude, don't think he's rude, he is just heavy in the groove and brings you to it
DOORS OPEN AT 12 NOON JULY 13TH, AND THE FESTIVAL ADDRESS IS 8708 W HARBOR BLVD
Vendors and Workshops thus far:
The Flow Shop
Erica Maus Peterson
My Foxy Fly
Live Art thus far(includes Visual Projectors, Painters, Fire Performers & more:
A Dimension Beyond
Digital Media Jockey
Briana's Blacklit Visions
Andy the Styler
We will be having 5 separate stages.
Music on the grass starts at 12pm and goes until 11pm. We will have shade structures and ac units blowing from behind each stage to keep musicians and attendees cool. There will be an official afterparty with live music included with ticket at an onsite warehouse near the grass from 12am-5am. For $5 you can board the groove cruise afterparty with floating live music from 11pm-5am, 3 waterslides and 2 diving boards!. You can camp if you want- see fees. It's always nice to kickback after a long night before the long drive home, or even every now and then during the event :)
Here is an article from new times last year:
Tickets will be $25 before 5pm and $30 after 5pm
Vendor spots are limited and vary in pricing, contact us by 8am July 13th & asap to ensure availability
There are other fees through the park that attendees must be made aware of: Camping spaces are $30 a night. That's per site not person. You can camp at your car, or in it- but not without paying. Remember you are not required to camp. If you want to camp there are tickets online at eventbrite.com or at the door. Every time you enter the park there is a $6 per vehicle charge, ALSO NO HUMANS CAN BE DROPPED OFF- IN OTHER WORDS YOU MUST BE IN A VEHICLE TO ENTER THE GATE TO PLEASANT HARBOR AT LAKE PLEASANT . If you leave and come back the next day instead of camping, it is $6 each time you re-enter.
Be aware, it costs to go on the h2woah waterslides and to rent jetskis and boats.
Peace, Love & Light! Let's have a great day and an awesome night.
Holy F*** that was outstanding
Hands down, best event I've ever been to ❤ :D
Had an amazing night! thank you Zac Wurtenberg for putting on such an amazing event
This night was one of the most beautiful nights I have experienced.
Hope to see another event like this
🔥 im glad i made it 🔥
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