Hosted by Disco Donnie and Liquified, the first annual Magnetic Music Festival seemed to have exceeded the expectations of showgoers who attended in light of it being the host to some of the hottest dj’s in the EDM industry. At the KSU Sports and Recreation Park in Atlanta, Georgia, the air was crisp and the sun was shining, making it a perfect day to be outdoors in the midst of all the excitement that was about to begin. So many excited fans were ready to rage on 4/20, specifically resembling the exact day it was. People traveled from all over bringing their very own hand-made posters and national flags to catch their favorite artists attention, while also being decked out in the brightest and glitziest apparel they could get their hands on.
Artists such as Adventure Club, Flosstradamus, Funtcase, Tommie Sunshine, Dash Berlin, Markus Shulz, Cazzette, Zeds Dead, Flux Pavillion, Third Party, and the highly anticipated headliner Kid Cudi, all put on banger performances that had everyone in a state of electronic euphoria. Of all the sets being played throughout the day, the headliners brought the heat with their most popular tracks, even including unreleased material that had everyone going absolutely nuts.
At the digital distortion arena, Flosstradamus created a trap lovers delight by dishing out some of the dopest underground sound they could fit into the time frame allotted. They had a massive crowd going crazy and getting down to insane trap/hip-hop mixes that rumbled the campus grounds. Both producers continued to rile up the crowd with each signature track that was being played.
Adventure Club continued the head-banging energy by quickly changing the pace of things with transitions of heavy, yet expressive and smooth dubstep. Leighton James showed that he truly is a force to be reckoned with as he kept the crowd moving, never faltering to play hits that satisfied the craving ears of his fans.
Funtcase made it pretty evident how filthy his dubstep really is when fans lost control to his ear lacerating synths. His grimey tracks brought nothing but the heaviest ragers over in constant anticipation for more of what he was already blaring through massive speakers.
As the party continued, things started to get pretty chilly as it was time for the trance superstars to hit center stage. Dash Berlin and Markus Shulz brought all the emotion to the arena as they played the most popular progressive-house and trance tracks to date. The enormous crowd of people were seemingly endless, but both producers never ceased to sway them all with the best song selection they had in store.
The most anticipated act, Kid Cudi, ended off the night with some of the best singles from his past albums, while also heavily emphasizing the release of his newest album, “Indicud“. The arena went wild when it was finally time for him to begin his performance, he then went on to bust out many of his classics and newer hits that everyone knew the words to like “Soundtrack To My Life“, “King Wizard“, and “Marijuana“, which surely excited his fans, being that it was April 20th.
It was surely a site to see everybody in constant unison singing along to every song together, almost like a big family, an electronic family at that. Magnetic Music Festival proved to be a banger event mixing heavy dub, soft and soothing trance, bumpin’ trap, mind-blowing electro, and some of the most refreshing house beats together to satisfy all facets of electronic dance music. The next time April rolls around and you’re in Atlanta, come out to the next Magnetic Fest, you’re guaranteed to have a blast.
Credit to Chadwick Morris Photography and TRISTANERVIN Photography