Elements Music & Art Festival hits Brooklyn this Saturday, August 13. Held at a unique industrial venue on the waterfront, this festival is right up your alley if you’re a fan of Desert Hearts and Burning Man. This one-day affair is fully loaded with 5 curated stages, interactive art installations, cirque performances, immersive theatre, and carnival rides, along with an Extreme Wakeboarding activation by Redbull. Keep reading for our top 5 acts you can’t miss.
Prince Fox is a New York based producer and DJ whose songs have amassed over a million plays on Spotify and Soundcloud. His “future pop” sound can be heard on his original tracks and remixes for artists such as Kanye West, Sam Smith, and Florence + The Machine. This New York native definitely will not disappoint.
When / Where: Saturday, August 13 at 2:00pm – Earth Stage
The Desert Hearts Crew is made up of industry veterans Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus, Marbs, Porkchop, and Mickey Lion. Together they are the brains behind Desert Hearts Records and Desert Hearts Music Festival in Southern California. These guys are heavily involved in the west coast tech-house movement and are known for delivering super high energy crew sets, so don’t miss this one.
When / Where: Saturday, August 13 at 4:00pm – Fifth Element Stage
The Golden Pony is a Brooklyn based DJ duo known for their bootleg remixes released on Soundcloud of artists such as Alt-J, Dr. Dre, and Simon and Garfunkel to name a few. Their sound is a combination of 80s, disco, funk, and house music and they’ve recently moved to producing original tracks that have garnered the attention of many blogs and DJs. Definitely a good afternoon set to check out.
When / Where: Saturday, August 13 at 4:30pm – Water Stage
Le Youth is a DJ / producer who is known for combining R&B and 90’s house music. His breakthrough came with his song “COOL” which sampled Cassie’s Me & U. The song was picked up by Ultra Records and named the BBC Radio 1 “Record of the Week.” Since then he has consistently put out vibey singles and remixes for artists such as Chromeo, Sia, Goldroom, and Disclosure. His set is sure to keep you dancing this weekend.
When / Where: Saturday, August 13 at 5:30pm – Water Stage
Opiuo is a bass music producer and DJ from New Zealand who released his third studio album this past June. Besides playing DJ sets, he tours with “The Opiuo Band” – a five piece band put together by Opiuo to perform using a live-electronic sound with his pre-recorded music. He is currently on tour this fall playing Shambhala, Elements, Imagine Music Festival, and Symbiosis Gathering.
When / Where: Saturday, August 13 at 6:00pm – Earth Stage