Bottoms Up: Imagine Music Festival

Imagine Music Festival always boasts a diverse lineup, and this year is no different. The 2017 lineup features multiple genres of music by artists from around the globe. While some of these artists are the biggest names in music (and on the lineup), others are on the brink of greatness (and just a bit further down). Here are five up-and-coming artists that you cannot miss, or maybe you did until we looked at the lineup from the bottom, up!


Nugz Bunny

Atlanta-based Nugz Bunny acquired a following through his original productions and remixes. His popularity increased after placing runner up in the Pretty Lights remix contest a few years ago. Since then, Pretty Lights has dropped Nugz Bunny’s remix in Atlanta and cities around the world. Nugz Bunny has been voted Atlanta’’s best DJ for over two years, so this is a show you for sure should not miss!


With elements of live guitar and drums, Lyftd produces electro-funk that is sure to get your grooving. The Denver-based duo has played many notable festivals, including Electric Forest in Michigan and Summer Camp Music Festival in Illinois.

Stranger Candy

As one of Atlanta’s forerunners in dance music, Stranger Candy has stayed true to an Electro and Progressive House. Despite coming onto the scene when heavier bass genres were popular, Stranger Candy’s dedication to perfecting his sound has allowed him to play some Atlanta’s hottest clubs, which includes a residency at The Iris.

Nora En Pure

Nora En Pure has proven to be a force in the electronic music scene after her club-ready hits like, “Come with Me,” “Saltwater” and “U Got My Body.” By flawlessly combining aspects of indie dance music with deep house, Nora En Pure has earned spots at some of the biggest festivals, including Coachella, Elements Festival and Tomorrowland, where she played the main stage for three hours.

Boogie T

With Boogie T’s infectious dubstep sound, it is impossible to stay still. Recently, Boogie T has a feature on GRiZ’sGood Will Continue,” which is a collection of remixes of tracks on his 2016 album, “Good Will Prevail.” Imagine Music Festival is just a stop on a current tour, which includes stops and festivals all over the United States, so catch him while you can.

GRiZ Prevails With ‘Good Will Continue’, A Remix Album

The ascension of GRiZ from blog fodder to a main stage festival stage closer has been one of the most enjoyable to watch.  Besides handling the success with grace and love for all, GRiZ once again showed a deepening focus on songwriting and blues/funk/soul music as the once EDM/bass music producer has blossomed into electronic music’s funkiest flower with the late 2016 release of his album ‘Good Will Prevail‘.

Fast forward to 2017 and an incredible cast of characters have come together to breathe new life into each song from the album. Highlights include Barclay Crenshaw’s remix of Gotta Push On, which has been cooked up into a banger of a hip-hop beat with thundering distorted 808s. Jenaux also caught my attention by building I Don’t Mind into one of the most main stage worthy remix with wailing solos, crunchy bass and synth stabs, the drums to set any crowd into motion.

There’s plenty for the bass loving like Rowland Evans‘ wompy remix of Feelin Fine, the funky Opiuo big horned edit of PS GFY, bass house from Dusty Bits, EPHWURD, AC Slater and oh so much more.  Be sure to stream/buy Good Will Prevail below!