season is in full swing and this Memorial Day weekend boasts some of the best line-ups of the entire year. From coast to coast, artists are gathering to help us kick off the summer right! Up north, Sasquatch is giving the PNW a run for their money. On the East Coast, EDCNY will be electrifying MetLife Stadium. But right here in California, we have something special of our very own.

are long-time and this weekend, they are bringing their unique brand of merry-making to Bradley, CA for this year’s iteration of – a transformational music, art and culture event. In addition to the most fire line-up this side of the Rocky Mountains, features yoga classes, guest speakers, interactive art installations and a metric s***-ton of good .


Always boasting the cream of the electronic and synth-pop crop, LIB is one of the festival world’s best-kept secrets (not for long though). This is my first year I’ve been able to finagle the time off to join the party, and the anticipation is QUITE LITERALLY KILLING ME. It wouldn’t be a festival without a LIVE music blog breakdown, so without any further ado – here are our Top 10 Can’t Miss Sets at LIB 2015.

10. G

Saturday, 8:00-9:30pm @ Thunder Stage
Cali’s own Greg has been wubbing his way into our hearts over the past few years but we’ve never had the opportunity to catch him live. His sound is oozing with West Coast swag – heavy as hell but still dynamic and interesting. He caught ’s attention recently and was resultantly featured on the epic NVSB remix album. Check out his amazing set from LA’s End Theory last year below to get an idea of what you’re in for.


Sunday, 6:00-7:30pm @ Lightning Stage
Another favorite, these natives are no stranger to the festival circuit. They’ve been in the game for close to 20 years at this point, and over the years they have learned exactly what their audience wants. Their spitfire brand of hip-hop is sharp and rhythmic – perfectly constructed to flow on top of hefty electronic beats. These hip-hop legends will provide a “breath of fresh air” (so to speak) in the middle of an otherwise pretty much exclusively electronic environment. Here is one of my favorite x tracks to get you ready.

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Friday, 9:30-11:00pm @ Thunder Stage
This psychedelic- pioneer is best known for his collaborations with (/Hallucinogen), but his solo show is a beast of it’s own. Groovy and sensual, slows things and sexes them up. His unassuming stage presence is juxtaposed with the heavyweight nature of his sound. Like the heaviest heavyweight of all time. He isn’t as track-driven as most of the producers out there these days, rather he explores the environment and experience and builds his sets based on that. With colorful visual production and a nighttime set, this will prove to be one of the most beautiful moments of the entire weekend.



Saturday, 9:15-10:45pm @ Lightning Stage
Over the past year, LA-based producer Josh Legg aka has produced some of our favorite feel-good electro. Focusing on melodic samples and rich, diverse layers rhythm, his songs are romantic dance floor-ready anthems. With echoes of disco and soul, there is something nostalgic about these tracks. Legg debuted a live band at this year, so we’re obviously very intrigued with that. With a 9:15pm set, he’ll be playing later than we’ve ever seen him – we’re excited to see what he brings to the night.


Sunday, 8:00-10:00pm @ The Woogie Stage
The true identity of the mysterious has been kept under wraps during his quick-fire rise over the past year but we do know that he’s been producing in the French industry for over 15 years. His deep/ghetto house sound has been nothing short of infectious – sweeping airwaves and festival stages alike. He will provide a much needed jolt of energy as LIB enters it’s final evening on Sunday night. If you haven’t heard this track before, you’ve likely been living under a rock/in North Korea.

5. Band

Saturday, 11:20-12:35pm @ Thunder Stage
If you haven’t been closely following for the past 5 years, you’ve been doing life wrong. The first time I heard ’s “Robo Booty”, it was nothing short of a reveltation. His crunchy, funk-driven beats hit hard and showcase impressive musicality. He’s often surrounded by drum machines and synths, but our boy is all grown up now – he’s bringing a world-class live band with him this tour and we’re besides ourselves with excitement. Honestly there aren’t enough words to express how VITAL it is that you don’t miss a single second of this set. Opiuo out here changing the world #prayerhandsemoji.

4. Sohn

Friday, 7:20-8:35pm @ Lightning Stage
And now for something completely different! English songwriter/producer Christopher Taylor is a bit of an enigma. After dissolving Trouble Over Tokyo, he reinvented himself as – a project that has been met with immense popular and critical acclaim alike. Layering dark sonic landscapes and looped vocal refrains, he creates something chilling and beautiful. There is something haunting and -ish about this music. That being said – it moves and grooves. He also produces for huge names such as Banks, and . It’s an interesting pick for sunset at the main stage on the first night, but we’re sure it will be absolutely breathtaking.


Sunday, 7:00-8:00pm @ Thunder Stage
For us, 2014 was The Year of The . The melodies are memorable. The production is excellent. This duo has grooved their way into the hearts and minds of the electronic industry while managing to keep a pretty low profile. No matter – we’re here for the music. Their first single “On & On” reached the Top 15 Electronic Charts and ever since then, they’ve been churning out soulful hits and intoxicating synth tracks. They opened one of the days of in Tahoe over , but it was so god damn frigid that we physically couldn’t force ourselves out of the cabin in time to catch their set. This will be our redemption.


Friday, 7:20-8:35pm @ Lightning Stage
At long last, this unlikely collaboration is coming to a live stage. Comprised of LA-based vocalist and Kelsey Bulkin and -hero Sabzi (of Blue Scholars and fame), has a sound that is all their own. There is something reminiscent of Sylan Esso – but its weirder. There’s a sharpened hip-hop edge from Sabzi, but a soft, angelic tone from Kelsey. We’ve had their sophomore album on repeat since it was released on Tuesday and we COULD NOT be more excited to see them bring it to life. DO. NOT. SLEEP. ON. THEM.


Sunday, 12:30-2:00am @ Thunder Stage
This has been a massive year of LA’s golden boy Henry Steinway. 2014 saw the release of his debut studio album, Void – which was a loud, gritty masterpiece from start to finish. (It’s still hard to believe that was his first album, he’s been a household name for electronic fans for years.) At this point, we’re used to him slaying massive festival stages left and right – but this show will be something new and unique. It’s a smaller setting and a different vibe. , Odesza and are obviously f***ing phenomenal – but this is the headliner that is really our fire. With an amazing Void remix album recently released, we can’t wait to see what Steinway has in store. Here is ’s take on one of Void’s best tracks:


Molly grew up in the Pacific Northwest before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and receiving her BFA in Filmmaking. She is currently living in LA with her best friend aka her dog. She calls herself a writer/photographer.