The Festival Fistful: Decadence Arizona

If you plan on ringing in the New Year in the desert, there’s no better way to do it than dance your way in at Decadence Arizona. And when there’s over 20 of electronic music’s hottest artists blowing Rawhide Events Center out for 2 straight nights, the choices might get overwhelming. After going Bottoms Up on the Decadence AZ lineup, get a healthy handful of jams in our Festival Fistful for Goldrush Music Festival. Check out the five artists we’ve picked below that you absolutely can’t miss!

Madeon is going to be making an appearance in the desert, maybe with some new music or a little Shelter tour throwback!? We’ve also got the bassheads covered with a B2B dose of the wubs when Zeds Dead shares the stage with Jauz and if anyone has yet to see What So Not throw down a set, that’s a bucket list that must be crossed off. If you’re looking to see what’s cooler than cool with a live guitarist and saxophonist, check out ZHU or get funky with Big Wild this year at Decadence Arizona!


Big Wild

The Odesza-curated Foreign Family Collective member with music as funky as his hair will be taking Decadence AZ by storm this New Years Eve. Complete with a live drum set, keys and a mission to make your feet move, Big Wild has remixes of GRiZ, Sylvan Esso, Gallant, ZHU, ODESZA, and more under his belt, all of which bring you streaming into feel good vibes fit for a Venice beach escape.


Madeon shot to international stardom alongside Porter Robinson in 2017 with the release of the collaborative single and anime music video for their song Shelter. The two took their show on the road by hitting North America, Europe, Japan and Australia from September 2016 to April 2017 including stops at Austin City Limits and Coachella.

Madeon, originally known as the 15 year old mashup maestro and second coming of Daft Punk, has kept quiet since Shelter, although he did take to Instagram to tell his fans that they can expect to see the product of his non-stop work sometime next year. In the meantime, ring in the New Year with France’s dance phenom!

Zeds Dead b2b Jauz

When you want bass, look no further than the deadbeats themselves Zeds Dead.  The duo visited the bassline electro house sound in 2015 with ‘You Know’, their collaboration with Oliver Heldens. Since then, Canadian duo have teamed up with Jauz throughout 2017 who is often considered having a heavy hand in moving the “bass house” sound into the festival mainstream.  They just announced a collaborative track and a B2B tour in support of it so if you’re looking to find more of the wubs, bass and to turn all the way up, catch them this year at Decadence Arizona!

What So Not

What So Not has been on an absolute roll over the last couple of years, touring almost non stop while still churning out original tracks.  Despite the departure of Flume from the duo leaving Emoh Instead to handle things on his own, What So Not is still one of the best dj sets out there with Chris Emersons mastery of the decks shining through clear on top of his already impressive production chops.  You’ll be able to catch his latest track ‘Be Ok Again’ with Daniel Johns, which is equal part ambience and pure futuristic euphoria.


As one of the pioneers of the deep house sound in the US, ZHU’s original noir-styled production is equally complimented by his retro Night Rider style stage production and signature falsetto.  His breakthrough track Faded has over 125 million streams on Spotify and has earned him collaborations with AlunaGeorge as well as a collaboration with Skrillex and THEY. as a bonus track on his 2016 album GENERATIONWHY that gained over 135 million Spotify streams.