As Halloween grows nearer, I expect most of you have begun making your final arrangements (buhduh tchhh), for which ever spooky festival you will be attending. Of those mentioned events, Nightmare Festival is looking particularly hefty with a line up stacked full of impressive names. Here is a list of 10 must see artists that will blow your mind at Nightmare Festival.

10) Nazariff

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Nazariff is a Washington DC native who is a seasoned producer of almost 8 years. Not one to conform to the cultural boundariesthat can sometimes segregate electronic music; Nazariff has focused his attention to creating pieces that push boundariesand blur genres.

 

9) Riza

13626630_2048123992079858_6396805678466109865_nRiza is a DJ and upcoming producer from Northern VA who enjoys a wide variety of genres as evidenced by his mixes. When you get the chance to see Riza live, be ready for a musical journey consisting of a blend between bass house, electro, dubstep, and techno. Riza began DJing in 2010 and has since opened up for numerous DJs such as Bear Grillz, Julius Jetson, Shiba San, Buku, and KJ Sawka. He is showing no signs of slowing down in the DC dance music scene so be sure to keep up with him on Facebook and twitter for upcoming shows.

8) Colin Jeske

1779232_498260193680491_4319595357200652155_nOriginally an improvisational guitar player of ten years, Colin Jeske began producing dance music in 2012, focusing mainly on house music. With two years of production under his belt, Colin began DJing in 2014, blending various styles of house, techno and bass music to create unique DJ sets, catered to each performance and crowd. Having shared the stage with Mat Zo, AC Slater, Taiki Nulight, Ellen Allien, Julius Jetson, Candyland, Fight Clvb, and others, Jeske continues to rise through the ranks of the Washington, D.C. dance music community.

7) Kardiak

12049244_913525522059933_8962705742853592142_nKardiak are a Philadelphia based Hardstyle duo known for taking the energy of a show to the next level with a combination of Party, Raw, and Hardcore beats. With over 10 years of experience in converting souls to Hard Dance music, they shatter dance floors with precise blends and cuts, dynamic transitions, and meticulous track selections. Dedicated to spreading the harder styles of dance music, Kardiak are guaranteed to drop heart-racing melodies over adrenaline-pumping basslines, they are sure to destroy the dance floor with big, fat, hard, bass!

6) Choppy Oppy

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5) DJ 2rip

12976818_10153315083106734_8609381555981432871_oThe history of DJ 2rip’s career in the dance music industry is hard to sum up in just a few words. For nearly two decades his music has reached coast to coast and on festival lineups like Ultra, Moonrise, Starscape, Big Dub, Nightmare, and Dreamscape.

 

4)  JVST SAY YES

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3) Bleep Bloop

5476_1132287400149528_7866446432494344853_nBleep Bloop’s musical world is one of stripped back, bass-heavybeats paired with stark,surreal soundscapes. Aggressive and off the wall sounds weave in and out of heavy drums as he blends genre’s into a low frequency style that works as well at a festival as it does in your headphones. Bass dipped in liquid question marks and rolled in lazers.

 

 

2) Ganja White Night

13494765_10157200428235651_960485271471995011_nGanja White Night is an electronic music band whose early influences are found at the roots of “Bass-Music”. During the past decade, the duo traveled many countries in Europe and made several tours in the United States. The band takes a new creative direction tinted with hip-hop and more generally hybrid electronic music after the release of their fourth album “Addiction” in 2014. 

 

1) Figure

12916733_1111544912218603_865375617186875282_oIn the number one position we of course have the legendary, Figure. Known for his dirty bass and raging energy, Figure should hands down be on your list of acts to see at Nightmare this year. Beyond the fact that his reputation is tried and true, this will be the only tour stop that he is bringing his “Terror Vision” setup to.

 

Moral of the story here is, Nightmare Festival attendees are in for a real treat this year. From groovy tunes to heavy bass, you'll get a taste of everything. Nightmare Festival is going down at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland October 28th-30th. If you haven't secured your ticket yet, they are going fast, go get yours here.