A guide to acts at Summer Set festival

  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 11:46 AM
hide

Wu Tang Clan hits the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday.

With 60-plus acts playing on Summer Set’s four stages throughout the weekend, it’s impossible to see everyone. Here’s a who’s-who guide to plan your set-hopping, EDM or otherwise.Michael Rietmulder

Electronic acts

Kaskade: EDM hitmaker reared on Chicago house and Mormonism. One of America’s biggest progressive house stars. (10:30 p.m. Fri. main stage)

Figure: Uncompromisingly aggressive, horror-movie-loving dubstep producer closes night one at the dance-centric Big Top. (10 p.m. Fri. Big Top)

Break Science: Brooklyn future bass duo featuring Pretty Lights drummer Adam Deitch. (7:30 p.m. Fri. main stage)

RL Grime: Heavy-hitting trap producer blends crunchy Southern hip-hop and dance music. (7 p.m. Fri. Grove stage)

Moon Boots: No devastating bass drops here – just feel-good, R&B-laced disco beats from this Brooklyn-based DJ/producer. (5 p.m. Fri. Big Top)

Big Gigantic: Three-time Summer Set headliner, jam vets-turned-dubstep/jazz/electro hybrids. (10:30 p.m. Sat. main stage)

Claude VonStroke: Respected gritty and funky house head brings a welcomed underground element. (9:30 p.m. Sat. Big Top)

Flux Pavilion: British dubstep heavyweight who shot to fame via his anthemic “I Can’t Stop,” as sampled by Jay Z and Kanye West. (9 p.m. Sat. Grove stage)

The Chainsmokers: Dim Mak-affiliated duo responsible for that pesky electro-house hit “#Selfie.” (8:15 p.m. Sat. Grove stage)

Bassnectar: Metalhead-turned-bass music superstar returns nearly two years after headlining Target Center. (9 p.m. Sun. main stage)

Cedric Gervais: Big-room house Frenchman scored a Grammy this year with his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.” (8 p.m. Sun. Big Top)

Flying Lotus: IDM beats and bass experimenter rocks Summer Set ahead of his fifth album (due in October) and fall tour. (7:30 p.m. Sun. main stage)

Green Velvet: Seasoned Chicago house/techno DJ and producer (aka Cajmere) whose catalog includes ’90s hit “Answering Machine.” (6:45 p.m. Sun. Big Top)

Datsik: Emerging dubstep star with filthy midrange rattlers you’ll either love or hate. (5:45 p.m. Sun. Grove stage)

The Floozies: Up-and-coming Griz affiliates, this ultra-funky duo consists of producer/guitarist Matt Hill and his brother Mark on drums. (4:15 p.m. Sun. Grove stage)

Other

  • related content

  • Dance dance evolution: Summer Set fest reflects the rise of EDM

    Thursday August 14, 2014

    This weekend’s Summer Set festival reflects the bass-heavy ascendance of electronic dance music. And this time, believe the hype.

  • Big Gigantic is slated to take Summer Set’s main stage at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close