Deadmau5 at Coachella (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
This year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival features a wide array of music across numerous genres. Today we’ll take a look at the electronic artists who will be performing during the three-day event.
After a long day of hot rock shows, dark, cool late night electronic shows can be the perfect way to wrap up a day at a music festival. This year, Outside Lands has a number of well know electronic artists performing, including Deadmau5, Major Lazer and Miguel Migs.
Performing on Sunday evening, Deadmau5 is perhaps the most well known of the electronic artists playing at OL. Over the past five years he has experienced a unequaled rise to fame, becoming one of the top North American DJs in the world. His most recent album 4×4=12 has been a huge success both commercially and critically. It went Gold status in Deadmau5’s native Canada and won him the Beatport Music awards of Best Electro House Artist, Best Progressive House Artist, and “most influential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic music over the past 12 months.”
Also performing on Sunday is Major Lazer, the Jamaican dancehall project started by producers Diplo and Switch. Diplo is known for his eclectic productions, which incorporate influences from disparate musical genres like baile funk, miami bass and southern hip hop. His forward thinking tracks have been used by artists like M.I.A., Bonde do Role and many others.
Diplo’s own record label, Mad Decent, has become a champion for like minded artists who bridge gaps between different types of music. Switch is a widely respected UK producer and the founder of the label Dubsided. He has produced tracks for artists such as Beyoncé, Santigold, Amanda Blank, Nicola Roberts and Christina Aguilera.
The artist Miguel Migs has been involved in house music since the mid-’90s, steadily releasing classic styled house tracks for over 15 years and starting his own label in the process. Equally adept at doing studio production work with high profile artists and mixing it up in dark underground clubs, Migs knows his music inside and out and knows how to get a crowd going.
For now, back to what we do best: free music. From today onward, download songs from OK Go, Deadmau5, Best Coastand more below. We’ve also got a few tracks that will ONLY be available for 24 hours. Dates for these free MP3s are below, so mark ‘em on your calendars to enjoy as much free Outside Lands music as possible.
Beirut – East Harlem (available 8/11)
All week, MP3.com shines a Spotlight on Outside Lands. The music, food, wine, and arts festival takes place August 12th – 14th at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.
Buy your tickets here before they sell out…single day tickets for Friday and Saturday are gone, and 3-day tickets are disappearing fast!
For further coverage of Outside Lands 2011, including interviews, live footage, photos, and more, stay tuned to our friends at Live 105 in San Francisco.