Art Outside 2015 – Part 1

Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. One of them is Art Outside. If you haven’t heard of this, Art Outside is more than a music festival. It is a fully immersive artistic experience; encouraging a communal atmosphere of exploration and a glimpse at the power of our unlimited human imagination. The easy translation for that is it’s a awesome experience.

This year Waxhole is teaming up with Art Outside and we are going to be covering the artists, as well as bring you coverage of the event itself. Oh and give-a-ways, we know you all love some free stuff. Stay tuned for that.

Lets take a peek at the line up. While this is just the start of us looking at the great talent that is going to be performing.

The big headliner this year is. Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his powers. His 2013 album ‘The North Borders’ was the high watermark of his career to date: a masterful record, marrying Green’s inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums. Not only is he a masterful song writer and producer. Bonobo is actually a pretty awesome DJ as well. Speaking from personal experience his DJ sets can weave you though some pretty magical tracks.

For all the Hip-Hop heads out there this is a big one. Charles Stewart, better known as Chali 2na, is a true renaissance man. You may know him for the association with groups such as Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, but he’s also an accomplished painter and actor as well. Making him a perfect fit for such an immersive festival.

Easy Star All-Stars, This is a personal must see for me. I’ve never made it to one of their shows and when it comes to amazing reggae this group is the best. The band has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of Dub Side of the Moon with full plays of the album at their shows, including brand new visuals.

Nightmares on Wax is an institution, if you’re not a fan then come join the awesome side. The man behind the moniker, George Evelyn, just keeps reinventing drifting through and exploring the sounds that come to his mind. He’s Warp Records’ longest serving artist – “the granddaddy,” as he puts it. There is always a touch of funk and soul to his sound and this is one legend that shouldn’t be missed.

Michal Menert if you know Pretty Lights then you know Michal. He was one of the orignal members of Pretty Lights and Original released on Pretty Lights Music. Now he’s founded his own Super Best Records. With a line up of bad ass originals and and collaborations Michal Menert is armed and ready to rock this stage.

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Bonobo – NTS Radio Show

Chali 2NA – Show Me

Easy Star All-Stars – The Great Gig In The Sky

Nightmares On Wax – Ku De Ta Bali Sunset Pt1

Michal Menert – Lightyears Apart (ft. Sam Goodman, Jordan Polovina, & DJ Fundo)


Posted By: Joseph Noctum

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