Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and with this, comes the unification of beautiful people all emerging together for the sole purpose of amazing music a.k.a. festival season. The EDM industry is broadening as a whole and because of this many different festivals have come about all across the US including one that is coming forth for its consecutive year, Meltdown. Meltdown music festival is happening on Saturday, the 27th of April at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie bringing Justice (DJ set), Flux Pavilion, Bro Safari, Gents and Jawns, + many more, and yes that’s Grand Prairie, TEXAS I’m talking about. MMIBTY has been representing a different side of the states for a while now; being a new writer, I would like to introduce a more southern aspect to things around here. Bringing together the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas EDM community – Prototype Industries, Full Access Events, and Disco Donnie Presents are presenting some big acts to Texas just like they have in the past with EDM related events such as, U.M.E (Ultimate Music Experience in South Padre Island, TX), Sun City Music Festival (El Paso, TX), and plenty of other headliners in Concert Halls/Nightclubs around this wonderful state. They don’t say everything’s bigger in Texas for nothing, that’s for sure.
Christian Srigley & Leighton James will be returning to Meltdown this year for another, I’m sure just as amazing – set. I saw them last year along with The M Machine, Steve Angello, Krewella, and Nadia Ali. Yes, last years line-up was quite different from this years but I like how they switch it up every year. Keeps it unique from being just like every festival’s mainstream-ness.
Meltdown this year is all about that trap and brostep and who better to see live at this show other than Texas’s very own, Bro. I’m not trying to place him in one category or anything because he’s far more than that. He can put down some serious moombah, just as well as he does trap and he is one act you wouldn’t want to miss. Take it from someone who witnessed him live at U.M.E in Padre over spring break opening for Major Lazer. Yeah, it was one hell of a show.
Lupe Fiasco Ft. Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars (Candyland Remix)
Josie Martin & Ethan Davis or better known as, Candyland DJ’s, will be making an appearance at this year’s Meltdown bringing their dub drops and brostep-y jams to add a little more to the dubstep being represented at the festival this year.
Oh, Carnage. Mr. Chipotle Gang himself will be coming to Meltdown for his first time this year and since he’s already crowned himself as ‘Festival Trap King’ on the iPhone app, Vine, he should definitely have plenty to bring out. His song with Borgore, ‘Incredible’, has already received major recognition by being played during some sets at Coachella like by legend, Benny Benassi, and after starting the Internet sensation, ‘Rave Dad’ (I would highly recommend googling this if you haven’t heard about it), he’s the guy everyone just wants to get down and rage with. Personally, I’m just hoping for him to drop that insane ‘Mammoth’ trap remix.
If you don’t know this track, I truly feel bad for you. When I say that I don’t mean to be rude or anything, but seriously this track is just so good. When Major Lazer dropped it at this years U.M.E festival I just about freaked. It’s so trap and I love it. Gent & Jawns recently were featured on Diplo & Friends and their mix was straight fire. I highly suggest taking a listen to that as well, here.
This song by Corey Baker is so beautifully constructed and I am very excited to see it live because it just gives off such good vibes. It’s your classic dubstep remix but with those Rudimental vocals, it sounds pure.
These few tracks by the previous artists are just some of my favorites that I’m excited to see. There are going to be so many more at this show and having being a previous MMF attendee, I would definitely recommend going! You won’t want to miss out.