Attack Magazine breaks down 5 must-watch sets at this year’s DAY.MVS XL Festival taking place on the 6th and 7th of August at San Diego’s Waterfront Park.
San Diego’s Waterfront Park is the venue for the second instalment of the DAY.MVS XL festival, taking place on the weekend of August 6th and 7th. Kicking off at 12 noon on Saturday 6th, party-goers will be treated to some of club music’s most exciting house, techno and live electronic acts while basking in the South California sun. Tickets are available from the website.
With a line-up that includes Purple Disco Machine, Claptone, Vintage Culture, ANNA, DJ Minx, Spencer Brown, Ben Böhmer as well as Eric Prydz and Duke Dumont headlining, we take a look at five music watch acts who will be appearing at DAY.MVS XL over the weekend.
Eric Prydz is Sunday’s headliner for this year’s DAY.MVS.XL, bringing his popular brand of sleek tech house and thundering techno to Waterfront Park.
The Swedish producer and DJ first found fame with his huge 2004 ‘Call On Me’ and has since become one of the most in-demand performers on the scene. His massive ‘Pjanoo’ from 2008 defined his post-‘Call On Me’ sound: massive, club-friendly, festival-ready electronic jams and Prydz now runs four hugely successful labels, Pryda, Pryda Friends, Pryda Presents and Mouseville to release his prolific output as well as cutting edge club music from other artists.
A regular in the upper reaches of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll since 2007, Prydz’s DAY.MVS XL appearance is set to be a face-meltingly-good highlight of the event.
With his blending of big room house and UK garage, the slick, high-octane instant-anthems of Grammy-nominated UK producer and DJ Duke Dumont will be one of the most anticipated sets of DAY.MVS.XL.
Dumont is an artist who is equally able to turn out huge vocal tracks like his ‘Ocean Drive’ from 2020’s critically acclaimed ‘Duality’ album or the euphoric ‘I Got You’, sick reach-for-the-lasers jams like ‘Red light Green Light’ or his signature piano/vocal/UKG bass combos like ‘Won’t Look Back’ and ‘Real Life’.
He’s collaborated with artists including Zak Abel, Gorgon City, Jax Jones and A*M*E* and with sevearal years on the live festival circuit under his belt, his Saturday headline set will be a seriously impressive and memorable show
Detroit’s DJ Minx, AKA the First Lady of Wax is a DJ who’s been on the scene since the early 90s, who has put in the hours over the years and knows exactly how to deliver the high-quality dance floor goods for maximum party impact.
The founder of the Women On Wax female DJ collective, Minx also runs her Women On Wax imprint and curated her own stage at this year’s Detroit Movement festival too. She’s currently riding high with her recent ‘Do It All Night’ release picking up DJ and dancer support alike.
Production powerhouse and singular performer, Berlin DJ, producer and label boss Dixon is an artist who works at the leading edge of the electronic music scene.
He took first place in Resident Advisor’s DJ poll for four years in a row, has remixed artists as disparate as Depeche Mode, Fela Kuti and Todd Terje, collaborated with the likes of Derrick Carter, Âme and Henrik Schwarz and also co-runs renowned label Innervisions.
Dixon’s particular blend of emotive, techno-flavoured house music has proved both influential and immensely popular worldwide and will no doubt rock the DAY.MVS.XL main stage.
Festival kings Overmono are also bringing their unique sound to DAY.MVS.XL.
The UK brothers produce a futurist blend of electronic music that nimbly combines much of dance music history including rave, UKG, breaks and techno into an emotive and epic sound, exemplified by the razor-sharp snares and seismic bass of last year’s ‘So U Know’. Since their ground-breaking 2016 debut EP ‘Arla’ Overmono have put out a slew of supa-fresh club-ready bangers and the dynamic duo present a mind-blowing live/audio-visual show.
Ticket prices for a 2-day pass is $155. Express entry is an optional $25.
Ticket prices for an individual day, Saturday or Sunday, are $75.
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