Snow and music, music and snow, I mean this combination ranks up there with good ideas right alongside peanut butter mixing up with that jelly.
Only three years young, the Snowball Music Festival of Colorado is back this coming weekend, March 8-10, and this year the artists are bigger and better than ever. There is always that tough decision to make as a festival go-er; if two artists are on at the same time that you just have to see, how do you decide which artist to go get down with? Do you flip a coin? Have your best friend pick a number between one and ten? Or maybe, just maybe, the festival takes place in such an amazing outdoor venue that you have the ability to catch the first half of one of your favorite artists’ acts and then mosey on over to the other stage where your second favorite artist is laying down hard, hard beats. I’ll plead the third please and thank you.
This year, Snowball is taking place in the beautiful mountain city of Winter Park and as I mentioned before, this line-up would make any music lover blush with anticipation. So who to see? Well as much as I wish I could take up more precious space on the TMN site, I think I will break it down to one artist for each day that this ninja is beyond excited to see.
Friday, I’ve got to get a taste of that poetic justice with Kendrick Lamar. This 23-year-old Compton native has been taking the rap scene by storm in the past couple of years and he continues to turn out hits on every music piece he touches. Lamar’s music shows a candid vulnerability. Pair that with his smoky seducing voice and you have yourself one ear thrilling musician.
Saturday is an all day event and I may be biased but there is one artist who lights up the stage with not only his unbelievable set but also his soul sweeping music, Colorado’s own Pretty Lights. Derek Smith started off playing music at parties in Boulder and today is one of the most renowned artists of the music scene. Lately Smith has been saying he is trying out some new things and as a fan I’ve got to say I am always excited to see what new music Smith brings to the stage. Here’s to a late night of lights, instrumental persuasion, and body swooning melodies.
On Sunday, the final day of no rest, it is time to let digital freedom take over with the mad liberations of Griz and Gramatik or as the mash-up goes, Grizmatik. What can I say I’m a sucker for both of these insane electronic producers and when you put them together it just is double the pleasure double the fun. These two bring out the soul and the funk while not forgetting about your desire for the bass drops and hand-raising beats. A perfect duo to end of what is sure to be an amazing music utopia weekend.
Here’s to all the music, dancing and s-n-o-w this weekend Rado music lovers, see you there!
Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom
Play Hard EP
Available Now on Beatport.com
Pretty Lights vs. The End Of The World 2012
Porter Robinson & Mat Zo
Bitch, Dont Kill My Vibe
Take My Pain Away (Gigamesh Remix)